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State Junior Olympics no match for Chestatee High's Luke Gaddis in first 2000-meter steeplechase
After never competing in the unique track and field event, Gaddis places first on first try
Chestatee High’s Luke Gaddis placed first in his first ever 2000-meter steeplechase, as well as the 3000-meter race at the Junior Olympics State Championship on Saturday at Westlake High in Atlanta. - courtesy Luke Gaddis
He could feel the breath of his last opponent as he hurdled the last barrier, overpowering the fellow 16-year-old to the finish line. It was his first time racing steeplechase — an itch he long had was finally scratched.
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