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Leeper wins 100 at U.S. Paralympic nationals

June 16th, 2013 6:58 pm by Staff Report

Leeper wins 100 at U.S. Paralympic nationals

Blake Leeper heads for the finish line and a win in the 100-meter dash at the U.S. Paralympics Track and Field Nationals at Trinity University in San Antonio on Saturday. (Contributed photo)

SAN ANTONIO — Blake Leeper sped to victory Saturday night in the 100-meter dash at the U.S. Paralympics Track and Field Nationals at Trinity University.

Leeper, a Kingsport native who won silver and bronze medals at last year’s London Paralympic Games, finished in a time of 11.39 seconds.

The nationals, which ran Friday through Sunday,  served as the selection event for the 2013 IPC Athletics World Championships in Lyon, France. About 1,300 athletes from 90 countries are expected to compete in the event.


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