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Plymouth alum goes for gold

PLYMOUTH, Ind. – Plymouth High School Alum Morgan Uceny is headed to the 2012 London Olympics.

She placed first in Sunday’s U.S Track and Field Olympic Trials in the 1500 meter and her hometown couldn’t be more thrilled.

"It’s very honoring because you know somebody from the small town of Plymouth is actually going to be there so it’s just awesome," said high school senior Britney Horbath.

Plymouth Schools Superintendent Dan Tyree said on Monday that Uceny was the kind of student-athlete any school would want to claim.

"Morgan exemplifies the type of pride that Plymouth students take and they don’t settle for being on the team, they don’t settle for being an average player," said Tyree.

Plymouth pride is just what this community is feeling for their Olympian.

"To see somebody that you know and to follow her around that track three and half times was incredible," added Tyree.

He said he doesn’t think the was a TV in the area that wasn’t glued to her qualifying race.

Tyree said he hopes to open up the high school auditorium, which seats a thousand, to watch Uceny’s Olympic races.

"We’d like the opportunity to open that up to the community to see her win the Olympics…wouldn’t that be awesome?" added Tyree.

And they might get to. Going into the summer games Uceny is ranked first in the World for the 1500 meter race, and is a reported favorite to win gold.

Those in her hometown will be rooting for her.

"We’re all going to be watching you and we really hope that you make it and we know that you will so good luck!" said Horbath.

The Olympics start July 27th in London. Uceny’s Olympic race is schedule to start on August 6.

 

 

 

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