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Amber Church dominates at Nike Nationals

GREENSBORO, NC – Amber Church set a personal record, school record, and state record on her way to winning the 100-meter hurdles at the Nike Outdoor Track & Field National Championships on Friday, June 20.
Church, a rising junior at Pulaski County High School, overcame a rough start in her first race as she jumped out to an early lead, but quickly fell behind after smacking a hurdle with her knee, knocking her off balance. She was able to recover, however, finishing in third place with a time of 15.19 seconds, good enough to make the finals drawing.
When finals came around, Church left no doubt as to who was the best. From the moment the gun sounded, the race was over.
She started off strong and took the lead at hurdle two, and built on that lead until the end. At the finish, she crossed the line in first place with a time of 14.74 seconds.
The time was the fastest in the state of Virginia this year, and over .4 seconds better than her personal and school record.
“As her only coach for two years with this team, I had not seen her more inspired, technically sound, and tall at the hips,” Pulaski County High School sprint, jumps and hurdles coach John Cochran said. “Her race was poetry. It was a sonnet of a national champion.”
Also running for Pulaski High School at the Nike National Championships was Sabrina Hall, who competed in the 5000-meter run. The distance runner ran on Thursday, June 19 and put in a very hard race.
For more information on Church’s time, results are available at milesplit.com.

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Amber Church dominates at Nike Nationals

GREENSBORO, NC – Amber Church set a personal record, school record, and state record on her way to winning the 100-meter hurdles at the Nike Outdoor Track & Field National Championships on Friday, June 20.
Church, a rising junior at Pulaski County High School, overcame a rough start in her first race as she jumped out to an early lead, but quickly fell behind after smacking a hurdle with her knee, knocking her off balance. She was able to recover, however, finishing in third place with a time of 15.19 seconds, good enough to make the finals drawing.
When finals came around, Church left no doubt as to who was the best. From the moment the gun sounded, the race was over.
She started off strong and took the lead at hurdle two, and built on that lead until the end. At the finish, she crossed the line in first place with a time of 14.74 seconds.
The time was the fastest in the state of Virginia this year, and over .4 seconds better than her personal and school record.
“As her only coach for two years with this team, I had not seen her more inspired, technically sound, and tall at the hips,” Pulaski County High School sprint, jumps and hurdles coach John Cochran said. “Her race was poetry. It was a sonnet of a national champion.”
Also running for Pulaski High School at the Nike National Championships was Sabrina Hall, who competed in the 5000-meter run. The distance runner ran on Thursday, June 19 and put in a very hard race.
For more information on Church’s time, results are available at milesplit.com.

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