Local athletes place in top five at NYO

Submitted 2 years 4 months ago by jcook.

ANCHORAGE-Some local athletes did well in the Native Youth Olympics which started yesterday in Anchorage. Someone also set a new world record.

Autumn Ridley of Anchorage won the girls Alaskan high kick event setting a new world record of six feet 11 inches. The old record was by Annmarie Paul of Kipnuk. Paul set the old record of six feet six inches at this year's Arctic Winter Games. She finished second yesterday with a six foot seven inch kick.

In the boys event Archie Andrews of Galena won. Kicking eight feet and a half inch with no misses.

Jose Casados III of Fairbanks placed third in the kneel jump with a 4 feet 8 and half inch jump. Brandon van Hatten also from Fairbanks placed fifth jumping 4 feet 5 inches.
NYO concludes on Saturday in the Dena'ina Center.