Union County athletes shine at AAU meet

Amia Bethea ran two PRs in earning first- and second-place finishes at an AAU track and field meet in Brooksville.


Union County’s Zoey Marshall and Amia Bethea, as part of the AAU track and field team Athletics Academy of Citra, earned wins at the Feb. 3 352 Elite Brooksville Classic at Hernando High School.

Marshall, who competes in the 11-12 age group, took first in three events. She ran times of 1:04 and 2:50 to win the 400m and 800m and also jumped a distance of 4.29 meters in the long jump.

Bethea, who competes in the 15-18 age group, won the 100m with a time of 12.48 seconds. That’s better than the school record at Union County High School, where she’s a sophomore and also runs track.

It was the first of two personal-record times for Bethea, who was the runner-up in the 200m at 26.22.