Zoe Eastman-Grossel of Old Lyme finished sixth out of 77 qualifiers in the long jump at the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Junior Olympics. Participants from across the country competed in the Norfolk, Va., event held Aug. 1-8.
Eastman-Grossel competed in the 8-and-Under division of the girl’s long jump and set a personal record of 3.37 meters (11.00.75 ft.) to earn a medal and All-American status in the event.
This past season Eastman-Grossel was the Connecticut AAU District and Regional champion in the long jump. She went undefeated in Connecticut while breaking meet records at each meet and finishing no lower than second in the long jump during the regular season.
She also qualified for and competed in the 100 meter dash at the Junior Olympics in which she finished 58th out of 104 participants.
Eastman-Grossel is a member of the Connecticut Hawks Track Club in New Haven and attends the Regional Multicultural Magnet School in New London.