By Rick Sheek
A trio of local track and field athletes are headed to the big time later this month.
The National Junior Olympics are July 29-Aug. 3 at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Mich. Representing Elizabethton High School is rising senior Katie May and rising freshman Maci Shell.
From T.A. Dugger Junior High is seventh-grader Porter Bradley.
May made the field in the triple jump and 100-meter hurdles.
Shell is there in the 1,500-meter run, 3,000 and 4×800-meter relay. Bradley qualified for the event in the 3,000 and 1,500.
Bradley and Shell are each members of the Slipstream Timing Track and Field