Port Huron Northern student qualifies, heads to JuniorOlympics

A Port Huron Northern student is heading to the Amateur Athletic Union’s JuniorOlympics in North Carolina following her impressive performance at the AAU Region 12 qualifier on July 1.

Margaret Monaghan, a junior at Port Huron Northern, completed a heptathlon– a series of 7 different events, including hurdles, high jump, the 200 meter dash and other track/field events– over the course of 2 days, accruing the most points out of the 7 competitors at the qualifier in Detroit with a total of 3,831 points, almost 250 more points than the second place finisher.

By qualifying, she will be competing in the JuniorOlympics, which runs from July 30 to August 6 of this year, with Monaghan excited to compete and her coach, Ron Neal, calling her a “Swiss Army Knife of talent.”