Christina Aragon, a 19-year-old running sensation from Billings, earned a bronze medal in the 1,500-meter race at the IAAF U20 World Championships in Poland last weekend.
Aragon clocked a new personal-best time of 4:08.71, the fourth-fastest time in U.S. history for an athlete not in college. The recent Billings Senior High School graduate finished just behind winner, Adanech Anbesa of Ethipopia, who clocked 4:08.07, and runner-up Fantu Worku of Ethiopia, who ran 4:08.43.
Aragon, who advanced to the semifinals of the Olympic Trials earlier this month, will now take two weeks off before going to Stanford where she will begin her collegiate career.
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