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Sentinel's Lauren Heggen won the Class AA triple jump in 2018, setting the all-class record with a leap of 39 feet, 7 inches. 

MISSOULA — Missoula Sentinel's Lauren Heggen, the all-class record holder in the triple jump and the reigning Class AA 100-meter hurdle champion, carried her spring success into the summer. 

Heggen, a rising junior, recorded a jump of 39 feet, 4¾ inches at the USATF Hershey National Junior Olympic Championships in Greensboro, North Carolina, to place seventh among 17 and 18 year olds. Her seventh place outing garnered her All-American status in the event. 

Heggen also competed in the 100-meter hurdles, where she finished 43rd.  

Emily McElmurry, the 7th grade sister of Sentinel standouts Ashley and Audrey McElmurry, also placed seventh in the triple jump for 13 and 14 year olds, earning her All-American status as well. 

Emily also placed 30th in the 200-meter hurdles, 32nd in the 100-meter hurdles, and 51st in the long jump. 

Ashley McElmurry, a rising senior Spartan, placed 13th in the triple jump for the 17-18 age group, 24th in the long jump and 47th in the 100-meter hurdles. 

Audrey McElmurry, a rising sophomore at Sentinel, placed 37th for the 15-16 age group in the triple jump and 53rd in the 100-meter hurdles. 

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Amie Just covers Griz football and Missoula-area preps. Follow her on Twitter @Amie_Just or email her at

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