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Youth sprinter off to National Junior Olympics

July 27, 2011|By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com

Dallas Cortez will get the chance to compete against some of the best youth track and field athletes in the country.

Cortez, an 11-year-old resident who attended Bret Harte Elementry School and Luther Burbank Middle School, will take part in the 2011 Ameteur Athletic Union Junior National Olympics Monday through Aug. 6 in New Orleans.

Cortez will compete in the boys' 100-, 200- and 400-meter events.

Last month, Cortez won gold medals in all three events at the AAU Junior Olympics Qualifier in Tulare.

Cortez plans to attend Village Christian School in the fall.

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