Thor Newsome of Rineyville Elementary won the AAU National Championship last Saturday in the Primary Division (7-8 year olds.) He ran a 7:40.36 for the 2K course to win by 6 seconds. This was Thor's fourth time earning All-American Honors over the last two years in Cross Country and Track.
Another local product was right behind him in 3rd place, Rollins Hardy of Goshen Elementary and Derby City Athletic Club ran a 7:47.52.
The Newsome family success did not end with Thor, as sisters Skye and Anastasia placed high as well. The oldest Anastasia placed 29th in the Sub-Midget Division (11 year olds.) Skye was 24th overall in the Primary Division (7-8 year olds.)