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Hollins competes strong at Junior Olympic track event

by: submitted photo, ZEPHANIAH HOLLINS

Zephaniah Hollins, 10, of Tualatin competed in the Junior Olympic National Championships held this month at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Md.

Hollins qualified for the Junior Olympic Nationals in three events. Among those was the 1,500-meter run where he had a time of 5 minutes and 22 seconds and the 800 with a time of 2:38.

In Hollins' favorite event, the javelin, he went into the Nationals with the fourth best throw in the nation, but was able to improve in the very hot and humid weather on his personal record by 11 feet with a toss of 111feet, 7 inches winning him the Silver Medal and giving him the second best through in the nation this year.

That's a pretty good throw for a 60-pound pound boy standing 4-foot-8.

Hollins is an all-around athlete who has played baseball, basketball, swam, and is currently playing for Tualatin's U11 boys classic soccer team, the Nomads.

Besides sports Hollins plays the piano and enjoys the AWANA Bible memory program.