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Gloucester athlete wins medal at AAU Jr. Olympics

The Gloucester Youth Track, Field and Cross Country Club athletes are doing well at the 2017 AAU Junior Olympics being held this week at Rynearson Stadium at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti. 

TFXC Club coach John Perrin said the highlight Tuesday came when eighth grader Tanner Baker medaled with a seventh-place finish in a field of 77 in the boys’ (14-year old) 1,500 meter race. Baker had a new personal record of 4:28.30. The top eight finishers received medals.

On Monday, seventh grader Ethan Baker competed in the boys’ (13-year old) 800-meter trails. He placed 44th in a field of 100 with a new personal record of 1:24.78.

Also on Monday, junior and indoor 800 meter national champion Aaron Shipe qualified for the boys’ (15-16) 800 meter finals. He set a new personal record of 1:59.05 in time trials and is ranked seventh going into the championship. In the last event on Tuesday, Ruby Williams posted a time of 2:32.75 in time trials for the girls (17-18...

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