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GHS student, Abby Elmore, did not take the summer off; instead, she continued to wow us with her athletic ability! She competed in the Heptathlon at the 21st edition of the biennial track and field competition for U20 athletes organized by the Association of Panamerican Athletics. The competition was held at the Mayagüez Athletics Stadium in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico August 4-6. The heptathlon event is a track and field event in which each competitor takes part in the same 7 events (100-meter hurdles, high jump, shot put, 200-meter dash, long jump, javelin, and 800-meter run). It is a two day event, and Abby started strong in the 100 Hurdles by taking 1st place in that event!

Event Breakdown for Abby:

  • 100 Hurdles - 1st Place 14.22
  • High Jump - 2nd Place 1.77m
  • Shot Put - 3rd Place 11.30m
  • 200m Dash - 5th Place 26.19
  • Long Jump - 5th Place 5.34m
  • Javelin Throw - 2nd Place 35.69m
  • 800m Run - 5th Place 2:32.40

Abby earned the silver medal with 5186 points. We are incredibly proud of her accomplishment this summer and are looking forward to watching her during track season!