Plymouth alum Morgan Uceny is among the favorites to win gold in the 1,500 run at the Olympics next month.
But first the Cornell grad must just make it London.
Uceny, ranked #1 in the world in the 1,500 meter run, doesn't have to win at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Eugene next week, she just needs to finish in the top three. That's her goal.
The top three finishers will represent the U.S. in the 1,500 meters. Uceny will compete in prelims next Thursday. The semifinals are Friday and the finals will be shown live on Channel 16 next Saturday.
Uceny has never made the Olympic team before.
"You always dream of the Olympics and every kid that's athletic wants to be a part of the Olympics," Uceny explained to NewsCenter 16 back in September while visiting her family. "I never actually thought I'd have that chance to do it."
"To be where I'm at now, I'm thankful everyday and very appreciative for the opportunity I've been given because I was lucky I got a contract and was able to follow my dream. For a few years I wasn't making that much money and my parents were supporting me and not everyone has that luxury."
"If it wasn't for my family and if it was for good timing and everything, it wouldn't be able to happen so I'm pretty lucky."
Now, it's Morgan's time to run for her dreams.