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3 GHS runners excel in national competitions


Three Gloucester indoor track runners closed their seasons over the weekend with great performances in national competition events.

Peasley Middle School seventh grader Tanner Baker made the trip to Staten Island in New York for the USATF Hershey National Indoor Championships. 

On Friday, Baker ran in the 3,000-meter race and placed fifth overall in the boys’ age 13-14 division with a time of 9:50.29 for a personal record. On Sunday, he competed in the same age group in the 1,500-meter race and placed seventh overall with another personal record time of 4:32.67. 

Gloucester High School sophomore Aaron Shipe was busy at another venue, this one in Landover, Maryland, at the AAU Youth Indoor Nationals.

On Saturday, Shipe became the national champion and an All-American by winning the 800-meter race for boys ages 15-16 with a new personal record time of 2:04.45. This was his second trip to an AAU national competition and his best performance yet. Shipe followed ...

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