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North Carolina sophomore and 2012 Park grad RJ Alowonle competes in the hurdles at the ACC Championships. (Photo courtesy of Jeff Camarati/

Alowonle gets redemption, advances to NCAAs

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North Carolina sophomore RJ Alowonle narrowly missed out on the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships a year ago.

Alowonle, a 2012 Park grad, finished the 400-meter hurdles in 13th place at the 2013 NCAA East Preliminary Round -- one spot away from making the NCAA Championships.


It was the only meet leading up to that point in which Alowonle didn’t set a personal record, Tar Heels assistant coach Steve Rubin said.

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Jace Frederick
Jace Frederick has been the sports editor at the Woodbury Bulletin and the South Washington County Bulletin since May 2014. Frederick graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in journalism. You can reach Jace by email at, or by phone at 651-459-3435.