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Cornell’s Uceny Cuts Season Short

August 23, 2012

By Ithaca Journal

ITHACA, N.Y. - Two weeks after falling in the final of the women’s 1500 meters at the London Olympics, Cornell University graduate Morgan Uceny has decided to call a premature end to her season.

Uceny, the Big Red’s first female track Olympian and the two-time defending U.S. champion in the 1500, released a statement on her Facebook page on Thursday, citing injuries sustained during her Aug. 10 fall and in her buildup to the Olympics:

“Fans and Friends: I am not going to be able to race anymore this season. It’s definitely not the way I wanted to end my 2012 season, but my recovery from the fall and for my foot are just not coming along as I had hoped. Thank you again for all of your relentless support this entire season!”

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