Valley's Gurule track All-American

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By Dave Kavanaugh

Little did Nicholas Gurule know that when he launched the javelin on July 29, the object would slice out a piece of history.

Gurule, who competes as part of the Valley Track Club in nearby Villanueva, placed seventh in the turbo javelin throw, clearing a distance of 129 feet, 9 inches (39.56 meters) in the United States Track and Field National Junior Olympic Championships in Sacramento, Calif.

As one of the top eight throws among 11- and 12-year-old boys in the event, Gurule’s performance earned the area native a USATF All-American honor.

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