Nine-year-old Deanna Brandley of Bastrop will compete in the Hershey's Track & Field Games North American Final on Saturday in Hershey, Pa.
Representing the Bastrop Parks & Recreation Department's City of Bastrop Track Club, Brandley won the state championship in the 400-meter dash at the recent State Meet in Lafayette. She was clocked at 1:11.
This marks the 35th anniversary of the Hershey's Track & Field Games, held annually for youth ages 9-14. Athletes compete at the local and state level, before advancing to the national meet in Hershey.