Aragon Earns Bronze Medal at Junior World Championships

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

By Dillon Tabish
Christina Aragon competes in the state track and field championships at Legends Stadium on May 23, 2015. Greg Lindstrom | Flathead Beacon

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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