Track & Field
Local runners race in Junior Olympics
Three local runners participated in the Region 1 Junior Olympic championship races on Nov. 24 at Wappinger Falls, N.Y., where the top 30 individuals and top five teams move onto the National Championships. Annika Madeja and Amelia Smith competed in the girls 8-and-under age group 2000 meter race, finishing 17th and 32nd out of a field of 62 athletes. Their team, the Granite State Flash, finished first, qualifying them both for the National championships. Victoria Smith and her Granite State Flash teammates finished 3rd in the 3000 meter race, also qualifying for the National Championships.
The National Junior Olympic Championships take place on Dec. 14 in San Antonio, Texas.