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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

D-B graduate sets world record

• KINGSPORT — Blake Leeper, a 2007 graduate of Dobyns-Bennett High School, a Church Hill native and a Douglass School descendant, set a world record during the first-ever Kansas Relays Invitational Paralympic 100-meter dash. The relay was held last week as a part of the 84th Kansas Relays at Hershberger Track at Memorial Stadium in Lawrence, Kan. Leeper, a double-leg amputee who runs on two prosthetic legs, finished the race in 11.32 seconds and on the final day of the relay was presented the Most Outstanding Male Performer Award. More than 5,000 athletes represented schools and cities across the nation during the event. Leeper, 21, is currently living in Chula Vista, Calif., while he trains for the 2012 Paralympic Games in London.

To hear Blake comment on the race, please click here.

To see the race where Blake set the world record, please click here.