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Selsor sisters show well at nationals

Now, there’s no doubt to Katrina and Sharaya Selsor’s claim of being two of the best of track’s long distance runners at their respective ages in the United States.

Competing against equally talented athletes at the U.S. Track and Field-sanctioned Youth National Junior Olympics in Miami, Fla., the Selsor sisters, representing the Glenwood Springers track club, each clocked a top ten finish.

Sharaya, 13, ran a 5-minute, 16.46-second metric mile and finished 10th overall in a preliminaries of the youth girls (ages 13-14) 1,500 meters on Friday.



Her mark was just short of advancing to Sunday’s finals. Of the 35 runners that participated in the 1,500, the top eight times moved on to the finals.

Katrina, 12, running in the midget girls (ages 11-12) 3,000-meter finals took fourth-place overall in a field of 35 runners.



Going in, the Rifle resident, had the 13th best time – an 11:38.69 – among midget girls in the 3,000 meters.

On Friday, the younger Selsor bettered that mark by almost 17 seconds.

Katrina completed the 3,000 in 11:21.81 and she has another event on tap today when she runs in the midget girls 1,500 meters.

Katrina has the ninth fastest time going into the race, a 5:14.70. The quickest time among competitors heading into the midget girls 1,500-meter final is a 4:50.13.


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