Roosevelt High School track star went from zero to 'unprecedented' within a year

Lily Jones is about a tenth of a second from history — a remarkable feat considering she wasn’t even on the radar for colleges 12 months ago.

PORTLAND, Ore. — One year ago, no one was talking about Lily Jones — but hard work and talent changed all of that. Now, she’s running towards history on the track. It just took her a minute to discover how talented she was.

“My mom drug me out here and was like, ‘Lily just try it,’” said the Roosevelt High School senior. “I was like, ‘I don’t want to do track, I’m a softball athlete.’ I ended up trying

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