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Lauren Roberts, a 2011 Moffat County High School graduate, clears the high jump bar during a track meet during her junior year at MCHS. Roberts competed in the heptathlon for a year at the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs and is now transferring to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to run, jump and throw there.

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Former MCHS standout heading across the country to compete in track

2011 Moffat County High School graduate Lauren Roberts is getting used to change. The track and field standout showed off her athleticism by competing in a variety of events while at MCHS—long jump, high jump, triple jump and the 200-meter dash. But those events require mostly similar skills; speed, explosiveness and power. When Roberts was recruited by the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs, it was to compete in the pentathlon and heptathlon—competitions that consist of several events, most of which differ from what she had been doing before.


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