Mile News Tagged Morgan Uceny

Plymouth parents explain how basketball & 4-H helped their daughter become an Olympic track star

August 02, 2012

By Angelo Di Carlo, WNDU Channel 16

As you drive passed the corn fields - in between the farms - stands one home you can't miss.

It's not because of the American flag that waves in the wind. Maybe it's the Olympic rings on the garage or the Team USA banner in the front window.

This ranch is...

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Plymouth 2 London ... Uceny sets sights on gold

July 27, 2012

By Rick Schutt, WSBT-TV

She is the pride of Plymouth. In just a few days Morgan Uceny will be in the world spotlight running for gold in the 2012 London Olympics. It's a dream come true for Morgan and her family.

"It's been a long journey. I don't know if she ever really could grasp that that...

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Plymouth catching Olympic fever as Uceny prepares for games

July 24, 2012

By Rick Schutt, South Bend Tribune

Morgan Uceny has her hometown of Plymouth buzzing right now as she gets ready to run for the gold. Let's just say they have Olympic fever, or better yet Morgan Uceny fever. The town and her family are ready for Mo to show her talent to the world.

"I still...

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Road to the Olympics: Morgan Uceny poised to medal after years of struggling

July 21, 2012

PLYMOUTH, Ind. -- If there were no Hoosier resembling Morgan Uceny in reality, there would be in the imagination.

Raised amid cornfields. Cared for farm animals. Loves basketball. Works hard. Exudes humility.

It is the latter element of Uceny's personality that has restrained her. How can you...

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Uceny fifth in European 1500 race

July 13, 2012

By The Ithaca Journal

LONDON -- Cornellian Morgan Uceny, set to become the first Big Red female track Olympian in program history this month, placed fifth in a 1500-meter race at an international track & field meet Friday in London.

Uceny, a four-time All-American at Cornell from 2003-07,...

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Fundraising for Morgan Uceny’s Parents to Travel to Olympics in London

July 12, 2012

By Kathy Bottorff, AM 1050

How much does it cost to attend the 2012 Summer Olympics in London?  It costs at least $10,000 for airfare, hotel and tickets to some of the Track & Field events.

Brenda and Marty Uceny of Plymouth will be traveling to the Olympics in August to watch their daughter,...

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Olympic track: Winning gold won’t be easy for Uceny

July 06, 2012

By Tim Creason, South Bend Tribune

Compared to what lies ahead, winning the women's 1500-meter run at the U.S. Olympic Trials may seem like a piece of cake for Plymouth native Morgan Uceny.

Fact: Since 1972, when the women's 1500 was added to the Olympic lineup, no American has ever won a...

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U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials: Front-running Morgan Uceny’s ready to race the world

July 02, 2012

By David Woods, The Register-Guard

Since the Olympic Games introduced the 1,500 meters for women in 1972, the race has been dominated by Eastern Europeans and Africans. No American has ever won a medal.

Not Mary Decker Slaney. Not Suzy Favor Hamilton. Not Ruth Wysocki. Not Francie Larrieu....

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Uceny set for finals showdown

June 30, 2012

By Tim Creason, South Bend Tribune

EUGENE, Ore. -- There's an epic battle shaping up for the championship of the women's 1,500-meter run at the U.S. Olympic Trials.

It will be defending world champion Jenny Simpson vs. defending national champion Morgan Uceny -- the No. 1-ranked 1,500-meter...

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Cornell alumna Morgan Uceny nears qualifying to compete in the London Olympics

June 26, 2012

Would be the first Cornell female track athlete in Olympics

By Ed Boulat, The Ithaca Journal

ITHACA, N.Y. - From the plains of Indiana to the hills of Ithaca, to the biggest stages in world athletics.

Morgan Uceny's life journey has been quite an incredible one. At a quick glance, it's a...

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