Kinney, a junior, made her third trip to the State Track and Field Meet Saturday, winning a gold medal in the Class 2A triple jump and placing fifth in the 200-meter run. Kinney jumped 38 feet to win the field event, while two girls from Childress High School finished second and third, with the silver medalist jumping 37 feet 6 inches.
Kinney – who surpassed her mom’s two trips to state in 1989 and 1990 – earned a bronze medal last year as a sophomore and a gold her freshman year at the state competitions.
“I was excited that she got her gold medal back from two years ago,” head coach Donnie Dziuk said. “She always wants to do her best and expects to win at everything.”