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What is in that Arroyo Grande water??

Not only can the town boast about Zac Efron, but also runner Jordan Hasay who won a silver medal in the 1500m yesterday at the World Youth Championships. Jordan is an Arroyo Grande resident and for those of us that have seen her running the neighborhoods around town for the past several years, we know she is one DEDICATED young lady. Here is what dyestat.com had to say about Jordan’s performance:

“Jordan Hasay (Mission College Prep, San Luis Obispo, Ca.) has arrived. The pint-size 15-year old dynamo, running with the best athletes in the world under 18 years of age, finished second with a time of 4:17.24. Sammary Cherotich of Kenya won the race at 4:15.47. Shelia Kiprotich of Kenya was third in 4:19.26.

Like in most of her recent races against top-flight competition, Hasay let others take the lead—in this case Cherotich, who passed 400 at 66.32—before moving to the front and passing 800 at 2:16.08. Cherotich retook the lead on the third lap and passed 1,200 in 3:25.11. Hasay becomes the first U.S. runner—male or female–to win a medal at a distance over 400 meters since the championships began in 1999. Melissa Duncan of Australia was fourth at 4:20.24 and Bertukan Feyisa of Ethiopia was fifth at 4:20.39.

Hasay previewed her newly found race savvy and speed when she won the U.S. Junior championship in 4:16.98. She now owns three of the five fastest high school times in history. “

Written by Keith Byrd - Go to Keith's Website/Profile