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K-Lo’s Rising Star

K-Lo’s Rising Star
Posted on 04/15/2016
kyleeKylee Bernard is a 5th grade student at the Kennedy-Longfellow school. Kylee loves to run, and she has traveled to many other states to compete in AAU Outdoor National Junior Olympic Championships.

Last summer Kylee competed in the AAU Outdoor National Junior Olympics games in Norfolk, VA and earned medals in three events. She ran a great race to finish second in the country amongst 10-year-olds in the 400m race! Her time was 1:01.78. Just three hours before she lowered her team record in the preliminary round of the 200m to 27.94. Four days later she ran a 28.25 for fourth place overall. Kylee also grabbed a fourth place medal in the 100m, 13.85 being her best time of the three rounds.

This winter Kylee traveled to New York City for 6 weekends to compete in the Colgate Women's 42nd games. Kylee won first place in the 400m race and received a monetary grant that can be applied toward her college tuition.

Recently Kylee competed in the AAU Indoor National Championship in Landover, Maryland and won a gold medal in her favorite race, the 400m. This summer Kylee hopes to qualify for the 2016 Junior Olympics in Texas. Way to go, Kylee!