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Local duo captures Junior Olympic track titles


Two future Kamiak track and field athletes were crowned champions at the USA Track and Field Junior Olympic Pacific Northwest Association Championships June 22-23 at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma.

Grace Gilson, 8-year-old second grader from Picnic Point Elementary, and Kimberly Beard, an 11-year-old fifth grader from Northshore Christian Academy, took on the best age group competitors on the west side of the mountains and came home champions.

Gilson started the 8 and under girls competition with the 1500-meter race, dominating the field with a time of 6 minutes, 14.02 seconds. She th...

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