Neely Spence Gracey ’12 was recently featured in The Sentinel on how she is preparing to qualify in the 10k during the U.S. Olympic Team Trials, which have been postponed until June 2021. Spence Gracey notes the pandemic hasn’t deterred her, “We need to hope and dream, it feeds the soul. I will train and proceed as if the Olympics will be held next year, and readjust when the time comes if that is not the case.”

Spence Gracey, professional runner with Adidas, is the legacy daughter of longtime Shippensburg University track and field and cross country coach Steve Spence ’85, former Olympic marathoner, and Kirsten Spence ’88.

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