Firebirds Dabney, Clark place at Junior Olympics

Free State High senior Gabbi Dabney took 18th place, and senior Kiara Clark finished 27th in the girls’ 17-18-year-old heptathlon at the AAU Track and Field Junior Olympics at Drake University last weekend.

Dabney had three top-15 finishes in the seven events, taking 11th in the 100-meter hurdles (15.58 seconds), 13th in the high jump (4 feet, 11 inches) and 14th in the javelin (77 feet, 1 inch). Clark turned in a top-20 finish in the 100 hurdles, placing 17th (16.09).