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This Coast track star is only in the 8th grade and she just picked up 3 more gold medals

Long Beach's Brooklyn Biancamano leads the Class 5A 1600 meter race on Saturday, May 5, 2018, in the MHSAA Class 1A-3A-5A State Track & Field Meet at Pearl High School in Pearl, Miss.
Long Beach's Brooklyn Biancamano leads the Class 5A 1600 meter race on Saturday, May 5, 2018, in the MHSAA Class 1A-3A-5A State Track & Field Meet at Pearl High School in Pearl, Miss. CHRIS TODD

Long Beach eight-grader Brooklyn Biancamano continues to impress with each competition.

The long distance runner captured three gold medals on Saturday during the MHSAA Class 1A/3A/5A State Track Meet at Pearl High School.

She ran the 1600 meters in 5:09.65, the 800 meters in 2:23.15 and the 3,200 meters in 11:19.18.

With the help of Biancamano's big day, the Long Beach girls finished third overall with a score of 76.50. West Harrison, which tied for the 5A girls title last season, finished in fourth place with 69 points.

It was a dominant display by Biancamano, who took first by setting a new state record of 18:03.5 in the 5 kilometers at the MHSAA Class 5A girls cross country state meet in November at Clinton.

With four more years of eligibility remaining, Biancamano should have quite the collection of medals by the time her career is done at Long Beach.

The West Harrison girls track squad also produced multiple gold medals on Saturday.

In the high jump, West Harrison's Allanah Turner walked away with the title following a jump of 5 feet, 4 inches. Turner also claimed first in the 400-meter dash with a time of 57.01.

Alexis Morris of West Harrison won the 5A discus gold with a toss of 112 feet, 1 inches.

Another Coast athlete came up with the Class 5A boys high jump when Nicholas Steele leaped 6 feet, 4 inches.

Biancamano wasn't the only South Mississippi long distance runner to claim gold on Saturday with Cole Benoit of Pearl River Central taking first in the Class 5A boys 3,200-meter run with a time of 9:50.39.

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