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Noble claims bronze medal

Rebekah Noble is coming home from Beijing with a bronze medal from the 2006 World Junior Championships.

Noble, the Rogers High product who is a sophomore at the University of Oregon, finished third in the 800 meters in 2 minutes, 4.90 seconds.

"I'm very happy with my bronze," Noble said via a USA Track press release. "But I could have done better, I waited too long to kick." Noble's time was just off her personal best of 2:02.07, set winning the NCAA title in June in Sacramento.

Still, Noble's bronze is the first 800-meter medal for an American woman at the World Juniors. You can find more at USA Track’s website.

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