|SCHOLASTIC TRACK & FIELD: ATHENS' GAMBRELL FINISHES NINTH IN LONG JUMP AT NEW BALANCE OUTDOOR NATIONALS (2017-06-18)
Valley Sports Report
GREENSBORO, N.C. Athens junior Breana Gambrell finished ninth here Sunday afternoon at the New Balance Outdoor Track & Field Nationals at North Carolina A&T University.
Gambrell was well short of her best efforts this Sunday, topping out at 18-feet, 11 1/4-inches. She won her third PIAA gold with a winning jump of 19-feet, 5-inches, and the week prior won District 4 gold at 19-feet, 10 3/4-inches.
Earlier in the season, Gambrell set an unofficial Pa. record with a jump of 20-feet, 8 1/2-inches at the Wyalusing Invite.
Sophia Falco of Lakewood Ranch, Fla. won the gold medal Sunday with a leap of 20-feet, 5-inches, while Kennedy Flannel of Alvin, Texas won the silver medal at 20-feet, 2 1/2-inches. The bronze medalists Titiana Marsh of Virginia, and Tyra Gittens of Tennessee each jumped 19-feet, 9 1/2-inches.
IN PHOTO: Athens Breana Gambrell.
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