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AMST ALUM HEADS TO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS IN TRIPLE JUMP

By Sala Levin | TERP

“Former Terp triple jumper Thea LaFond ’15 made it all the way to the Summer Olympics last year, only to finish dead last at the Rio de Janeiro Games. It could have been a career killer.

But her disappointing performance, caused by a hamstring injury she suffered while practicing in Brazil, prompted an overhaul in her attitude, coaching and technique, propelling her right back onto the world stage, including competing in next month’s world championships in London. ...

At Maryland, LaFond, an American studies major, “found a team that became like a second family to me” while earning multiple All-America honors and breaking a school record for the triple jump.”

Read the complete article in TERP.

Date of Publication: 
7/25/17