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Athlete of the Week: Junior Olympics

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Our area is blessed to have so many talented athletes and many are reaching some impressive heights. The future of Shreveport Track and Field looks bright as 31 SPAR athletes are competing at the Junior Olympics this week against about 3,000 of the nation's best.

This week long event in Greensboro, North Carolina kicked off earlier this week and featured some promising local stars who are in the hunt for a national championship.

10 year-old Stewart has the target on her back at the Junior Olympics and it's only her first year. Another tough one to beat will be Huntington grad Anthony Taylor who holds the fastest national time in the 400. He says he's looking forward to the finish line.

Making her 4th Junior Olympic appearance is Destiny Jones who wants to place and come home with a medal.

Shreveport also has a reigning national champion competing this week. Kendrick Long is defending his title in Greensboro after setting a new national record last year. This group of kids are very impressive.

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