Derrick Mahone/Douglas County Sentinel Alexander junior Vivette Green placed 21st overall in the 60-meters at the New Balances Nationals Indoor in New York.

Alexander junior Vivette Green concluded her first season of running indoor track over the weekend in New York.

Green earned a spot in the New Balance Nationals Indoor at The New Balance Armory.

Cougars coach Brian Robinson called it a learning experience as Green concentrates fully on the outdoor season with hopes of bring home a state championship.

“I didn’t do my best times, I know I have to train harder and get better,” Green said. “You have to train hard to compete on that level.”

Running against some of the top competition in the country, Green qualified for the semifinals in the 60-meters by going 7.58 seconds. She missed the finals after going 7.63 to place No. 21 overall in the two-day meet.

She had a shot at making the semi-finals in the 200 event by going a personal-best of 24.28 to place ninth overall, but she was disqualified for coming out her lane.

That time would have been the second-fastest by a junior.

“It was very unfortunate for Vivette,” Alexander coach Brian Robinson said. “It is just one of them things she has to learn from. There are really tight curves in the indoor 200. It was a great learning experience for her because that meet is unreal.”

Green will be back on the track today at New Manchester running. She said she is looking forward to concentrating fully on the outdoor season as the county meet is a week away.

“I really love running outdoors because that is what we train for,” Green said. “Running outdoors is more straight. I’m fairly pleased at my times. I know my indoor times will get faster as I because more use to it. Overall, it was a very good experience.”

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