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RIO GRANDE, Ohio — A visit from Olympic gold medalist Mary Wineberg will highlight the 2014 Rio Grande Track & Field Camp, which is scheduled for July 6-10 on the campus of the University of Rio Grande.

Wineberg will be speaking on Tuesday, July 8, at 11 a.m., inside Bob Evans Farms Hall on the URG campus. There will be autograph and photo opportunities for campers and the public following the presentation.

After a break for lunch, Wineberg will remain on hand to conduct a handful of drills for campers.

Wineberg, who was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. and now resides in Cincinnati, ran the lead leg for the United States’ 4x400m gold medal-winning relay team at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China. Her career highlights also include a runner-up finish in the 2008 Olympic Trials, a gold medal in the 4x400m at the 2007 World Outdoor Championships, a silver medal in the 4x400m at the 2006 World Indoor Championships and a bronze medal in the 4x400m at the 2003 World Indoor Championships.

Cost for the camp, which is open to all junior high and high school athletes, is $250 for overnight campers and $125 for commuters. The fee includes room and meals. A $25 per person discount is available for members of a school which brings more than five athletes.

Registration forms are available on the track & field page of the school’s athletic website, www.rioredstorm.com

Checks should be made payable to University of Rio Grande Track and Field and mailed to University of Rio Grande Track & Field, Lyne Center, P.O. Box 500, Rio Grande, Ohio 45674

University of Rio Grande director of track & field/cross country Steve Gruenberg will direct the camp.

For more information, contact Gruenberg (gruenberg@rio.edu) or Rio Grande assistant coach Nick Wilson (nwilson@rio.edu).

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