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Local duo captures Junior Olympic track titles


Last updated 6/26/2019 at Noon

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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