Payne qualifies for Jr. Nationals



Benjamin Logan third grader Nahla Payne, 8, of Belle Center recently competed in the USTAF Junior Olympic Region 5 championships in Michigan as part of the Hilliard Track Club.

Payne competed in three events and qualified to the national meet in turbo javelin. Payne won the eight-and-under turbo javelin, was 10th in the 100-meter dash and 10th in the 200-meter dash.