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Derrck Mahone/Douglas County Sentinel Chapel Hill senior Kayla Alexander went 13.73 seconds to win the national championship in the 100-meters hurdles.

Kayla Alexander has had some disappointment during recent meets at the USATF Hershey National Junior Olympic Track and Field Championships.

However, this past summer the Chapel Hill sprinter atone for all those shortcomings.

Alexander went a personal-best 13.73 seconds to win the 100-meters hurdles race at Rock Chalk Park on the University of Kansas campus. What made it even more special for the two-time Georgia High School Association hurdler champion is that she did it with a hip injury.

Alexander had to fight through the pain each day at the national after straining her hip during the long jump competition. Despite the injury, she placed 11th overall with an 18-0.25 jump. At the state high school meet, Alexander placed second after winning the 100 hurdles the previous two yea

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