Andrea Tuck

Cañon City High School graduate Andrea Tuck took ninth place in the heptathlon at the USATF National Junior Olympic Track and Field Championships earlier this week in Baltimore.

The results listed on the USATF website show that Tuck scored a total of 4,160 points for ninth place. The first-place winner, Kendall Gustafson, scored 4,812 points. There were 25 girls who qualified for Nationals. Tuck told the Cañon City Daily Record last week that she'd hoped to finish in the top three.

In the seven-event heptathlon, athletes earn a certain amount of points based on how they do in each event. Tuck scored the largest chunk of her points in the 200-meter run. Athletes compete in the long jump, high jump, javelin, shot put, 100-meter hurdles and the 200- and 400-meter runs.

Tuck won the triple jump for the Tigers at the Colorado state track and field meet this year, an event not in the heptathlon. She'll attend Colorado State University-Pueblo this fall to compete in the heptathlon for the ThunderWolves.

Now on vacation with her family on the East Coast, Tuck was unable to be reached for comment.

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