Sprinter Represents Bethel At Nationals


Victory in the 200m at the Hershey State Track Meet earned Ashley Hart a trip to the North American Championships in Pennsylvania.

Just for fun Ashley Hart joined the Irving Elementary track team this past spring. Now it led her all the way to the Hershey North American Track Championships in Pennsylvania.

It turns out that Ashley is faster than girls her age from Oregon, Washington, Montana, Idaho, Alaska, British Columbia and – yes – even the Yukon Territory.

The Irving 5th grader-to-be won the 200 meters at the state meet. She figured that was the end to the track season, until the state director recently called to say her time in the 200m was the fastest in the region and that they’d fly her to Pennsylvania to compete at nationals.

So, Ashley took to the track at the Hershey meet and – in only the third 200m race she’s ever run – finished 7th in North America!

After a memorable trip across the country, now it’s time for Ashley to think about soccer season.

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