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Jumping at a chance to make the Olympic team again

Original post made on Jun 26, 2008

Grace Upshaw, a former resident of Menlo Park, stood at the closing ceremonies of the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece, and wondered where her career in track and field was headed. Only a few days earlier she had finished 10th in the women's long jump finals, leaping just 21-9 1/2 after finishing second at the U.S. Trials at 22-5.


Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, June 25, 2008, 10:40 PM

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Posted by Pat Egan
a resident of another community
on Jun 26, 2008 at 8:54 pm

Grace has been such an inspiration to many young women and athletes in the community. Anyone who worked with her at the Riekes Center knows Grace's dedication to achieving your personal best. Go for it, Grace!


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