Local athlete takes silver medal at Junior Olympics

Malibu’s Julia Townsend placed second in the 3,000-meter Racewalk at the recent USATF Junior Olympic National Championships in Sacramento. Julia competed in the 17- and 18-year-old division and had a  personal best time of 18 minutes, 25 seconds to finish second behind defending national champion Erika Shaver of Ohio. Julia advanced to  the National Championships after winning the Southwest Regional in Las Vegas in June and the Southern California Association Championships in May. Julia will be a senior this Fall at Louisville High School and previously attended Our Lady Of Malibu and Webster Elementary  School.

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