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Bastrop Daily Enterprise - Bastrop, LA
  • Ja'Kiya White sets Regional record in 800m

  • USA Track & Field Junior Olympics Regional Meet
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  • Ja'Kiya White set a new meet record in the 800-meter run at the USA Track & Field Junior Olympics Regional Meet in Birmingham, Ala. Over the weekend.
    White was clocked at 2:28, shattering the previous record of 2:36 which was set last year.
    Roniesha Walker, Nautica Caldwell, White and Adrian Frost teamed up to win the 4 x 800m relay and place runner-up in the 4 x 400m.
    Next up is the National Junior Olympics Meet in Houston, July 21-27.
    Also qualifying for nationals was Jakyra Langham in the 3000m race walk.
    Walker, Caldwell, White, Frost and Langham run for the Massey Miracle Track Club out of Monroe. All five athletes are students at Delta Magnet. In all, the club had 25 members qualify for the national round.
    These young ladies have put in the work and time to bring home the gold,” coach Frankie Harris said.
    The group will hold a fund raiser on Saturday at 714 East Jefferson Ave. (across) from Popeye's. Barbecue plates will be available for $7.
     

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