With the summer unofficially here, Orange senior Ava New is still aiming to make the 3A Mideast Regionals in the long jump and the triple jump. Earlier this year, New finished 1st at a tri-meet with Southern Durham at Cedar Ridge in the long jump and the triple jump. New won the long jump with a leap of 14-feet, one-inch. In the triple jump, New had a new personal best of 28-feet, 7-inches. Against Vance County and Chapel Hill on May 13, New had her third first place finish of the year in the long jump at 15-feet, four inches. In a meet against East Chapel Hill on May 6, New came in second in the long jump at 14-feet, eight-inches. Ava finds herself quite busy away from the track. She’s a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, the BETA Club, as well as the National Spanish Honors Club. In addition to all of that, she works at Neuvo Taco in Durham. The 3A Mideast Regionals are scheduled for June 19 at Southern Lee High School in Sanford.

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