Now at 13 years old, Audra just came in second place at a national championship in the long jump. She hit a personal best at 17-feet-1.25-inches. The long jump and the 100M were among Carl Lewis' best events as well.
Now with the Summer Games upon us, Audra is even more starry-eyed and hopeful that she too can join her role models on Team USA. When it comes to the sprinters, she is rooting for Allyson Felix and Sanya Richards-Ros.
When it comes to the long jump, Janay DeLoach is her favorite. DeLoach, who ran for Colorado State University, is considered to be a medal contender at the London games.
During the summer months, Audra worked on technique and plyometrics with a personal trainer. During both the indoor and outdoor track seasons, Audra practices three nights a week for up to two hours with the Fort Collins Track Club. This fall, when she enters eighth grade, she will also play tennis. In the spring, Audra will return to the volleyball team.
Audra is musical as well, she plays clarinet in the school band, and takes piano and drum lessons. Even with all the extracurriculars, Audra keeps a 4.0 GPA as an honor student at Lesher IB World Middle School.
The track team however is really is her passion.
"Audra's goal was to do well in the long jump in school and through the USATF/FCTC and she did," her mother Gay said. "Long jump is probably her strongest event right now. However, she continues to better her times in both the 100M and 200M."
Audra says she'll keep practicing hard and who knows; maybe we'll see her at the 2016 summer games in Rio.
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