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Former Scotch Plains Resident Chanelle Price Wins Gold Medal at World Relays Competition

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Chanelle Price, Chrishuna Williams, Laura Roesler, and Charlene Lipsey won gold for the U.S. at the IAAF World Relays with a time of 8:16.36 on Saturday night in the Bahamas. Credits: Twitter @usatf
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Chanelle Price, Chrishuna Williams, Laura Roesler, and Charlene Lipsey won gold for the U.S. at the IAAF World Relays with a time of 8:16.36 on Saturday night in the Bahamas. Credits: Twitter @usatf
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Chanelle Price (far right) started running track at age 9 before her family moved to Easton, PA. Credits: Twitter @usatf
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NASSAU, BAHAMAS -- Chanelle Price, who lived in Scotch Plains until age 11, ran the lead-off segment of Team USA women's gold medal-winning 4x800 meter race at the IAAF World Relays in the Bahamas on Saturday. The IAAF World Relays is an international biennial track and field sporting event where teams from around the world compete in relay races.
 
Price, 26, started track with the Scotch Plains Jaguars at age nine, according to Maxpreps.com, before her family moved to Easton, Pa. In 2008, she ran the second fastest 800 meter time ever for an American high school girl and was named "High School Athlete of the Year." Price attended the University of Tennessee, where she broke world records in the distance medley relay and the 4×800-meter relay. In 2014, at the World Indoor Championships in Sopot, Poland, she finished first in the 800 meters with a time of 2:00.09.

To watch a post-event video interview with Chanell Price, visit FloTrack.

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