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Loudonville's Emily Weber, a humble person, would never think of tooting her own horn.
But Friday, at the Ohio High School Athletic Association State Track and Field meet, she earned bragging rights for at least one day.
Coming from a family of athletes, including sister Nikki and cousin Rachel, Emily Weber clinched a state title in the girls Division III long jump with a final jump of 18 feet, 1 1/2 inches, winning the event on a perfect day for running, jumping and throwing at Ohio State's Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium in Columbus.
The senior only got better as the competition went on and saved her best, literally, for last.
Going into the final round of jumps, Weber was in third place. Having been to the state meet in the event as a freshmen, when she finished third, gave her the confidence to make her last jump her best.
The jump was a personal record and a school-record performance, and gave her the coveted place at the top of the podium.
"It feels great," Weber said.
"I was feeling a little bit worried when I was sitting in third. I did (feel like I could do it), I was like 'You're a senior, you got to do this.' "
Making Weber's achievement even more remarkable is that, coming into the season, she hadn't long jumped in two years because of three surgeries on her left leg.
"Yeah (it makes it sweeter)," Weber said. "I just had to prove myself one more time to my hometown that I could still do it."