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Rocky River native and OSU shot put star secures spot on U.S. Olympic track and field team

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Posted at 12:41 PM, Jun 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-25 12:41:44-04

CLEVELAND — Rocky River native and Ohio State University junior Adelaide Aquilla landed herself a spot on the U.S. Olympic track and field team that will compete at the Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Aquilla finished third place late Thursday night in the shot put at the U.S. Olympic Trials.

She was in second after her first throw in the finals. She held second place after the first three throws, at which time the final eight had three more throws apiece for the opportunity to represent the U.S. in the games.

Aquilla moved into third with four throws to go, but even with two fouls, her 18.95m first throw was the top three.

A native of Rocky River and graduate of Magnificat High School, she a senior academically and double majoring in communications and hospitality management.

She is the defending Big Ten Conference indoor shot put champion, winning at the 2020 meet with a personal best toss of 17.82 meters.

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