Iolas Elysia Kunkler has reached the USA TF Hershey National Junior Olympic Track and Field Championships, held in Sacramento, Calif., July 22 – 28.
This marks Kunklers third trip to the Junior Olympics, but her first time competing as a heptathlete. The heptathlon consists of the high hurdles, long jump, high jump, 200-meter run, 800-meter run, shot put, and javelin.
I feel kind of nervous, Kunkler said. Last time I went, I got 16th in the hurdles. My family expected me to be an All-American. Even though Im not running the hurdles as an individual event, they still expect me to be an all-American, because my coaches said I could make it.
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