This summer, Farmersville resident Morgan Lamberson got to achieve her dream, claiming a national title in track and field at the AAU Junior Olympics.
Lamberson’s victory has been in the works since she started track in 2015 at 11 years old.
Lamberson’s first summer track experience was in 2015, when she was 11 years old. A member of McKinney Track Attack, she competed in two events at the Junior Olympics. Lamberson finished 40th in the girls 1500-meter run (5:47.03) and seventh in the girls 3000-meter run (11:54.58).
Since that meet, Lamberson has continued to compete for her club in track and field events. Adding more events to her repertoire, she qualified twice in 2016 in the same two events.
Over the last three years, Lamberson’s best event has been the 2,000-meter steeplechase. Steeplechase is a long distance run that includes a hurdle on the track which leads into a puddle of water. Runners are required to jump or leap over the hurdle on every lap, thus landing in the water.
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By Jackson King * [email protected]