Hellyer a double winner for Raiders at Patriot Invite

Jasmine Hellyer had quite a day at the Frank Lay Patriot Invitational.

The Navarre senior won the triple jump and 100-meter hurdles and took fourth in the long jump. It was an all-around effort that helped propel Navarre’s girls track team to a second-place finish Friday in Pace.

“I’m feeling pretty good,” Hellyer said. “I’m continuing to improve every week.”

A regional qualifier in the long jump as a junior, Hellyer is hoping for much more this season.

As she packed up from the jumping area and prepared to head over to the track, Hellyer talked about what has changed for her this year.

“I think part of it is my diet,” she said. “I’m eating more iron and protein and running a lot harder in practice, but not too hard to where I hurt myself.”

She was the lone double winner for the Raider girls, coming through with triple jump of 32-feet-11-inches and clocking in with a time of 17.44 to win the hurdles. She went 15-1 1/2 in the long jump.

Read the full article in the March 7 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per year.

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