In 1982, Scott Skiles and the Plymouth boys basketball team put the small Michiana town on the map throughout the state with one of the most remarkable state championships wins in Indiana history.
Morgan Uceny was born three years after Skiles and company won the state title. She grew up in the basketball centric town and wanted to be a hoops superstar.
Uceny started running track in high school to stay in shape for basketball. Eventually she realized she wasn't very good on the court. She's turned out to be pretty darn awesome on the track.
The 2003 Plymouth High grad finished first at the U.S. Olympic Trials Sunday night in Eugene, Oregon in the 1,500 meter run meaning she's head to the Olympics for the first time. It's believed Uceny is the first Plymouth native to make the U.S. Olympic team.
"It's a big stepping stone," Uceny explains. "A lot of people go through their careers, having not made an Olympic team and been successful but it sucks to never be able to say you were an Olympian. Now I can always say I was an Olympian and no one can ever take that away. It's something I will always take with me."
Uceny is ranked #1 in the world in the 1,500 meter run. She won Sunday's race with a time of four minutes and 4.59 seconds. Now she heads to the Olympics as the favorite to win gold.
"I'm so excited," Uceny says. "I've never been in better condition at this point in the season. I'm just really going to take advantage of that and do the best that I can to get a medal for the U.S."