Western Branch girls 3rd at Nike Track Nationals!

Led by a 100 meter dash victory of 11.72 and runner-up showing in the high jump by Keilah Tyson (pictured right by Margot Kelly), the Western Branch girls finished third overall at the inaugural Nike Track Nationals held at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon in a gathering of the nation's best high school track & field teams. The meet was scored in a decathlon scoring system using each team's top nine events as the Group AAA state indoor and outdoor champions amassed a total team score of 7427.85 points, while Chandler (AZ) girls won the team title with 7721.65 points. Also fairing well individually to score major points for Coach Claude Toukene's squad was hurdler Desmonae Gray with her third place 14.36 clocking in the 100 meter hurdles. Sydni Cobb was a solid top five finisher in both throwing events. Western Branch athletes received an all-expenses paid trip to Oregon, plenty of free gear from Nike, and enjoyed watching the world's top pros compete at the Prefontaine Classic this weekend.


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