University Park resident Jordyn Kaplan is among the area runners in the USATF National Junior Olympic Track and Field Championships this week in suburban Houston.
Kaplan, who trains with the SpeedKidz youth team at Germany Park, will run in the 4×800 relay in the girls 13-14 age division today as part of a quartet including fellow UP resident Sophie Hung, along with Elise Welch of Dallas and Eva Wilk of Plano.
On Thursday, Kaplan will race against the top 40 girls in her age group in the country in the preliminaries for the 1,500 meters. She qualified with a time of 5 minutes, 4 seconds at a regional meet last month in San Marcos. The finals for the event will be on Sunday at Turner Stadium in Humble. You can find a complete list of events and entries here.
Kaplan will be a freshman at Highland Park High School this fall.