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Runner to compete in Junior Olympics
Cameron Taylor competing in South Carolina
Long County track star Cameron Taylor over the weekend qualified for the 2016 Junior Olympics to be held later this month in California. - photo by Photo by Steven D. Shepard

Long County track star Cameron Taylor qualified for the 2016 Junior Olympics in the 800- and 3,000-meter races over the weekend.
Taylor competed in the District 4 USA Track and Field qualifying meet in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

In the 800-meter race, he took home a silver medal with a time of 2:01, and in the 3,000, he won the gold medal with a personal best time of 9:29. Now Taylor will move on the USATF Junior Olympics July 25-31 in Sacramento, California.

The USATF is the national governing body for track and field, long-distance running and race walking in the United States. The USATF is the world’s oldest organized sports group, the number one junior high and high school participation sport, and includes more than 30 million adult runners. It was established in 1878 in New York City by William B. Curtis and originally called the Amateur Athletic Union.

Marlayna Bryant provided information for this story.

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