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A Dream Deferred: The Story of Trish Leger

When you love something so much, sometimes you have to give it up, even if it’s not your choice. That’s the story of Trish Leger, a former University of Florida triple jumper who can no longer participate due to patellar tendonitis in her right knee. Leger says the hardest part …

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Loreal Curtis, An Orange and Blue Heart

University of Florida’s 4×400 meter track runner Loreal Curtis wasn’t always in blue and orange, but her heart was. Curtis was born and raised in Houston, Texas where she attended Lutheran South Academy. During her senior year she signed a full scholarship to DePaul University in Chicago. “I signed to …

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Jumping to Victory

Senior track athlete Marquis Dendy is entering the final season of his decorated career at the University of Florida. Before he became a two time national champion, he was state champion in Delaware where he still holds records for long jump and triple jump. Coming out of high school he …

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