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Female Athlete of the Week-Becky Arbiv
by Greg Oshust
May 08, 2014 08:18 AM | 2581 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Weber’s Becky Arbiv won a state track and field championship as expected – just not in the event she was supposed to win.

The freshman won the Class AAA 300-meter hurdles with a time of 48.42 seconds at the GISA track and field championships in Albany April 26.

Arbiv claimed the 300 hurdles title as well as finishing third in the high jump (5-feet-0-inches) after a disappointing performance in the pole vault – her best event, which she was favored to win but didn’t place in after failing to record a height.

She qualified for the state meet by winning all three of her events at the Region 1AAA championships at Mill Springs Academy in Alpharetta, where she claimed the 300 hurdles (50.69 seconds), high jump (4-10) and pole vault (10-7).

“Our team is very young this season, made up of 90 percent freshmen, and Becky emerged as a leader on the team,” Weber coach Tyrone Sawyer said. “Becky is an amazing athlete with a special fusion of hard work and dedication. The most important attribute of Becky is her humility. She won the 300 hurdles after running the race only once before then. She shares all her success with her teammates. She has a bright future ahead of her and it has been a pleasure coaching her.”

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