Redding Boy Hits Track For 1,500 Meters In U.S. Junior Olympics

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Angela Saidman of Wilton Running Club finished 7th Sunday in the 1,500 at the Junior Olympics in Texas.
Angela Saidman of Wilton Running Club finished 7th Sunday in the 1,500 at the Junior Olympics in Texas. Photo Credit: Contributed
Dana Saidman of Wilton Running Club, on the 7th place pedestal, earned All-American honors at the Junior Olympics in the 1,500 meters.
Dana Saidman of Wilton Running Club, on the 7th place pedestal, earned All-American honors at the Junior Olympics in the 1,500 meters. Photo Credit: Contributed

WILTON, Conn. -- Angela Saidman of the Wilton Running Club finished seventh Sunday in the 1,500 meters for the 13-14-year-old age group in the United States Junior Olympics meet in Humble, Texas.

Saidman earned All-American honors and finished in 4:54:45 in a race as the head index soared over 100 degrees. In an earlier preliminary race, Saidman ran a personal best 4:52.17.

Saidman also ran in the 800 at the Junior Olympics but did not qualify for the finals.

Sean McHale of Redding competed in the 1,500 for boys ages 11-12, and finished 35th in 5:23.68.

Ashley Nicoletti ran in the 100 and 200 meters for the 9-10 age group at the Junior Olympics for Wilton Running Club. She narrowly missed advancing to the semifinals in both events.

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