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Jessica Heims finishes 7th in Paralympics 400

Track & field: Prairie senior sets a personal best in 1:09.17

Jessica Heims walks with coach Bill Calloway between intervals during practice at Prairie High School in Cedar Rapids on Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 31, 2016. (Liz Martin/The Gazette)
Jessica Heims walks with coach Bill Calloway between intervals during practice at Prairie High School in Cedar Rapids on Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 31, 2016. (Liz Martin/The Gazette)

Jessica Heims ran to seventh place in the women’s 400-meter race at the Paralympic Games on Monday at Rio de Janeiro.

Heims finished in 1:09.17, a personal best by about 2 seconds.

Marie-Amelie Le Fur of France was the gold-medal winner in 59.27 seconds, a Paralympics world record. American Grace Norman captured the bronze in 1:01.83.

Heims is a 17-year-old senior from Cedar Rapids Prairie. She finished eighth in the discus Sunday.

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