Nora Gremban, seventh-grader at Northland Pines Middle School, has qualified to run in the 400- 800- and 1,600-meter running events at the 2019 New Balance Nationals Outdoor track meet to be held in Greensboro, N.C., on June 13-14.

Gremban needed a time of 5 minutes, 39 seconds to qualify for the 1,600-meter run and a time of 62 seconds to qualify for the 400-meter. She recently ran a time of 5:20 for the 1,600-meter and 60.66 seconds for the 400- meter to officially qualify for nationals. 

Gremban also qualified for nationals in the 800- meter run with a time of 2:28 at the recent Middle School State Meet in Waupun, topping the required time of 2:29.50 for nationals. 

The 2019 New Balance Nationals Outdoor (NBNO), the 29th edition of the outdoor nationals, will take place at Aggie Stadium in Greensboro, N.C. 

The event will feature the nation’s best runners, jumpers, throwers, walkers and relay crews. NBNO has grown to more than 5,000 athletes from almost every state, as well as Canada and other nations.

The New Balance Nationals Outdoors added junior high and freshmen student-athletes to the track meet events in 2019.

The NBNO will now offer 14 events each for junior high and freshman boys and girls as the meet expands from three to four days. Almost all of the new junior high and freshman events will take place on the first day of the meet, Thursday, June 13, with the exception of the mile run, which will follow on Friday.

Gremban is the daughter of Greg and Amy Gremban of Eagle River.