Godwin Earns Silver Medal at AAU Junior Olympics

Godwin at the WV State Meet - Photo by Lance McDaniel



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August 1, 2011


AAU National Championships      Tad Gormley Stadium     New Orleans  LA  


After the second day of competition in the Girls 15-16 Heptathlon  Capital City Strider Emily Godwin  of Buchannon, WV holds on to a second place finish behind World Youth team member Kendall Williams of Kinnesaw, GA. Ms. Williams broke the AAU National Points Record scoring 5170. 


Godwin had 4474 points in her second heptathlon of the year finishing ahead of third place finisher Gabrielea Williams of Sparks,NV,  who scored 4315. Sunday Godwin threw the Javelin 64’ 11”, Long Jumped 16” 10” and completed the 800 M run in 2:31.11.


Saturday Godwin ran the 100 H in 15.55,  Shot Put  29’ 8”, High Jump a winning 5’ 8 ¾” and ran a personal best 26.43 in the 200M.


With the heptathlon over,  Emily has one more event, the high jump, on Monday before returning to Buchannon.  


24 of Godwin’ Strider teammates arrived in New Orleans today to comp for additional medals to bring back for WV.


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Questions call:     Paul Gilmer  389-1982(pjgilmer@aol.com)