Alexandria Florent

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April 6, 2012

 

Alexandria is soaring to new heights. The ninth-grader won a gold medal in the high jump (youth girls’ division) at the 2011 AAU Junior Olympics. Alexandria’s winning leap of 5' 8" was a half inch shy of the national record in her age group. She had been recovering from a hip injury prior to competition, but says, “I knew I just had to work through it and not give up. I was determined to win.”

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