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Long runner comes close to Junior Games
JaNya Bryant pic by Steve D. Shepard
Long County runner JaNya Bryant took home two gold medals from the Carolina Track and Field Challenge. - photo by Steve D. Shepard

Lady Tide sprinter Ja’Nya Bryant continued to excel on the track, raking in the medals during her summer break.
On June 4, she competed at the Carolina Track and Field Challenge in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Competing in the 17-18 age bracket of the women’s division she took home first place medals in the 100- and 200-meter dashes.

She ran the 100 meters in 12.39 seconds. Her time in the 200 meters was 25.4.
On June 23-26, she competed in the USA Track and Field Georgia Association Meet in Lovejoy. She placed fifth in both the 100- and 200-meter races, qualifying for the USA Track and Field Region 4 Championships in Spartanburg, South Carolina, on July 7-10 with the hope of making the 2016 Junior Olympic team.

Though Bryant gave it her best, she came up short of qualify for the Junior Olympics. She finished 10th in 100 meters and 11th in the 200 meters.

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