Hudtloff Middle School eighth-grader Saudia James-Heard won two gold medals Feb. 7-9 at the Amateur Athletic Union Indoor National Track and Field Championship in Houston, Texas. James-Heard won the 400 meter dash and the long jump in her age category. She also placed fifth nationally in the 200 meter dash.
“Running for me is a great stress reliever,” said James-Heard. “It’s a lot of fun.” James-Heard runs five days a week and also lifts weights. Her goal is to compete in the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.