KLFY Athlete of the Week: Gabrielle Gary, Lafayette High track and field

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Gabrielle Gary runs track.

She’s done it most of her life, starting in elementary school

Gary is now shining in high school for the Lafayette High track team…

At the parish meet last week, she won the 100-meter hurdles, the 300-meter hurdles, and help LHS win the 4-by-100 relay.

“Once I received the award, I immediately thought all my hard work had paid off. I was really excited and thankful that I got to experience that,” Gary says.

She didn’t start with hurdles on her mind Gary, got talked into it by her track coach.

It’s work out well for the Mighty Lions.

“I started hurdles last year, my coach just decided to put me in it because he needed a hurdler… I ended up catching on pretty quickly. and started getting better each time, put up better times,” Gary says.

Coach Tim Lemaire adds: “She’s really learned that event really well. we are looking for her to score big for us at district, regionals, and eventually state.”  

And that’s a real possibility, as Gary practices for 4 hours a day… honing her craft of hopping the hurdles.

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