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Olympic Track and field: Winning not Uceny’s focus

June 22, 2012

Plymouth product just wants to make Olympic team.

By Tim Creason, South Bend Tribune

EUGENE, Ore. - Say this for Morgan Uceny: She knows her priorities.
As much as she would like to win the women's 1,500-meter run at the U.S. Olympic Trials, first place is not really all that important.

Earning a spot on the U.S. team that will compete later this summer at the London Olympics, now that's what it's all about.

"I can't let my ego get in the way. I have to be smart about it," said Uceny, a 2003 graduate of Plymouth High School. "The top three make the team, and that's really all I care about. Times are not a priority. It would be nice to win, but (winning) is the least of my concerns."

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