Saturday, August 9, 2008

Olympians with Arkansas Ties

There may be more, but these are the ones I found or have heard of. I'd like to wish not only them, but all the athletes competing good luck. May they all have their "personal bests".

Margaux Isaksen lives and goes to school in NW Arkansas.  She will be participating as part of the Modern Pentathlon Olympic Team USA. Her personal website is here (photo credit).

 

 

April Steiner-Bennett who will be participating as part of the USA Track and Field Team. She lives and teaches school in NW Arkansas. Her event is the pole vault. Her personal website is here (photo credit).

 

Christin Wurth-Thomas lives and works in NW Arkansas.  She is also part of the USA Track and Field Team. Her event is women's 1500 meter. Her personal website is here (photo credit).

 

 

 

 

Wallace Spearmon Jr lives in Fayetteville, AR. He is also part of the USA Track and Field Team. His events will be the men's 200 meter and 100 meter. His personal website is here (photo credit).

 

 

 

 

Amy Yoder Begley, former Arkansas Razorbacks distance runner, is a member of the USA Track and Field Team. Her event is the women's 10,000 meter race. Her personal website is here (photo credit).

 

 

Muna Lee (photo credit) was born in Little Rock, AR. She is a member of the USA Track and Field Team. Her event is the women's 100m and 200m events.

 

 

 

 

 

Michael Robertson (photo credit) was born in Beebe, AR. He is a member of the USA Track and Field Team. His event is the men's discus.

 

 

 

 

 

Terry Tiffee (photo credit) was born in North Little Rock, AR. He will play IF (infield) as part of the USA baseball team.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jeff Hartwig (photo credit)  is a former Arkansas State athlete who still lives in Jonesboro, AR.  His coach, Earl Bell, is the brother of one of my medical school classmates, Dan Bell MD (family practice in Eureka Springs, AR).  Jeff is a member of the USA Track and Field Team.  His event is the pole vault.  His personal website is here.

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