Athlete of the Week: Atlantic Coast's Brittany Bowald

Athlete of the Week: Atlantic Coast's Brittany Bowald

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Athlete of the Week: Atlantic Coast's Brittany Bowald

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Brittany Bowald only has a couple months left as a high school student, but one of her last remaining goals that she would like to accomplish at Atlantic Coast is to win a second consecutive state championship in the triple jump.

Last year, this JU signee became the first individual state champion in the history of Atlantic Coast High School athletics. Last month, she was the triple jump champion at the prestigious Bob Hayes Invitational Track & Field Meet.

Brittany cites 12 years of competitive cheerleading as one reason for her success in track and field. She’s been a natural ever since she started competing in track during middle school. In addition to the triple jump, she also competes in the long jump, 4 by 100 meter relay, and hurdles for Atlantic Coast.

Bowald carries a 4.58 weighted grade point average. She’s the captain of the Stingrays cheerleading squad and one of the captains of the Atlantic Coast girls track and field team which won their second consecutive Gateway Conference championship on Tuesday.

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