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Taft Midway Driller - Taft, CA
  • Wildcat athlete competes in Nationals

  • Samantha Morrow takes part in the heptathlon
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  • When athletes reach the highest level, they get to face the toughest competition around with uncertain results.
    Taft High's Samantha Morrow got a taste of it Monday when she finished 24th out of 25 competitors in the young women's division of the heptathlon at the USATF track and field championships at Morgan State University's Hughes Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland.
    "I could have done better but considering the climate change I did well," said Morrow. "It was definitely humbling. It was incredible."
    All totaled, Morrow racked up 1427 points and set two personal records. In the 100 meter low hurdles she had a time of 21.23 while she had a time of 33.99 in the 200 meters and a time of 2:55.48 in the 800 meters.
    In the field events, Morrow had a mark of 4.35 meters in the shot put and 14.82 meters in the javelin. She no heighten in the high jump.
    According to www.usatf.org. the heights point total on day one of the competition was 4812. The closest point total to Morrow was 3224.
    As a result of her placement, Morrow is done with the heptathlon.
    Competing was not the only thing Morrow did during her time back east. She also went to Washington D.C. on Wednesday.
    On thursday Morrow along with Cesar Guerrero were supposed to race in the 2000 meter steeplechase but the race was delayed and Morrow did not compete.

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