Bronx resident may qualify for the U.S. Track and Field team in Athens

A Bronx resident may qualify for the U.S. Track and Field team in Athens. Jacob Freeman, a Manhattan College track and field star, came in sixth place in the hammer throw at the U.S. Track and Field Olympic trials.

Freeman's throw of 226 feet, eight inches makes him an alternate for the games. He has one more chance to make it to Athens because none of the throwers met the standard mark of 257 feet. If Freeman can hit that mark by August 9, he will automatically qualify for the Olympics.

Another Bronx resident has already qualified for the women's long jump finals. Taft graduate Nolle Graham placed seventh in the preliminaries. The finals are on Thursday.

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