The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.


July 31, 2013

Javelin competitor

Valley High School’s Abby Buchan is shown at last weekend’s USATF National Junior Olympics Track and Field Championship meet in Greensboro, N.C. Buchan, who will be a junior this fall, placed 10th in the javelin in the 15-16-year-old division at the meet, narrowly missing all-American status. Her best throw was 31.8 meters. “I told her ‘Tenth in the nation; that’s not bad,’ ” said coach Marshall Murray, who helped coach Buchan and other Capital City Striders performers. Buchan also competed in the 100-meter dash and the 4x100 relay, but “her main focus was on the javelin,” Murray said. “She couldn’t wait to get to that.”

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