McClain High School senior Kaylee Hurley, who at the beginning of June took the podium in all her events, the top spot in all but one, is now a national champion after winning the shotput throw at the Adaptive Sports USA Junior Nationals. Hurley threw a personal best at the State meet in June with a distance of 18-04.75 to give her a state championship. At the Adaptive Sports USA Junior Nationals, Hurley bested her throw by almost two feet throwing 20-02.52 which gave her the first place finish.
Hurley also participated in the Seated 800 meter race which she finished third. On Friday, Kaylee competed in the seated 400 meter race in which she finished with a time of 1:26 which gave her a fourth place finish.
The Adaptive Sports USA Junior Nationals, which started in 1984, is the oldest continuously held competitive sports event for junior athletes (ages 7-22) with physical disabilities. Participants must have competed in a sanctioned regional meet; USATF sanctioned Track & Field Meet; USA Swimming sanctioned competition; or other sanctioned qualifying competition and meets the Adaptive Sports USA qualifying standards for the specific sport in which the athlete is competing.
This year’s Nationals is being held in Middleton, Wisconsin and started on Friday, July 15 and runs through Sunday, July 24.