Samantha Zelden's javelin win highlights local action at 2014 AAU Junior Olympic Games

Forget pole vaulting. The javelin may be Louisiana's next niche field event to produce top finishers from the state year after year, with solid results across the board at the 2014 Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Junior Olympic Track & Field Games.

The event, held at Drake University, was highlighted by St. Scholastica's Samantha Zelden, who walked away with a gold medal in the Women's 17-18 Division...

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