McNary freshman Daniel Brattain sails over the hurdles in McNary’s meet with Sprague in April. (File photo by Bill Donaldson)

McNary High School sophomore Daniel Brattain recently took first place in the 110-meter hurdles at the regional Junior Olympics in Spokane, Wash. He achieved a new personal record of 14.91 with the race.

The regional meet was held July 7-11.

Brattain also qualified for the national meet in the decathlon with a score of 5333, which was good enough for fifth place, but he exceeded the national meet qualifying score by nearly 500 points.

The national meet will be held July 26-31 in Wichita, KS. Brattain will be collecting cans and bottles to raise funds for the trip.

In the state meet that qualified Brattain for a shot in the regionals, he ended the first day of competition in first place in the decathlon, but illness sidelined him for the second day and he ended up in fourth place. He still managed to take first place in the discus, however. He took first place and qualified for the regional meet in the 110 hurdles with a time 15.37.