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Shannon Osika continues family Olympic Trials legacy

June 30, 2016

“That’s going to be really cool being on the starting line with my idols, just unreal to me."

By Marvin Goodwin, The Oakland Press

Nearly 30 years ago, P.J. Osika and Andrea Bowman were competitors trying to make the US Olympic team at the 1988 Olympic Track and Field Trials in Indianapolis.

Nearly three decades later, they’re P.J. and Andrea Osika, enthusiastic parents who this time will be spectators at the Olympic Trials July 1-10 in Eugene, Ore. as they cheer daughter Shannon in her quest to make the US Olympic team.

Shannon Osika (Waterford Mott), who completed her senior season at the University of Michigan, and teammate Erin Finn (West Bloomfield), who bypassed the college indoor season to prepare for the Olympic Trials, and had met the standard in the 5,000 and 10,000 events, were a part of the Oakland County connection scheduled to compete.

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