People In the News 10-02-13

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Ealey takes bronze in shot put at Pan Am Junior Games

Former Los Alamos Hilltopper track and field standout Chase Ealey earned a third-place medal at the Pan American Junior Championships.
Ealey, who now competes for the Oklahoma State University women’s track and field team and will be a sophomore for the Cowboys this season, picked up her medal in the shot put. Her best throw at the competition, held in Medellin, Columbia, in late August, was 48 feet, 9-3/4 inches (14.88 meters).
“This was a great finish to a long year of competition for Chase,” OSU throws coach John Baumann said. “She accomplished a lot this year and this finish makes for great momentum going forward.”
Ealey’s throw was about half a meter shorter than Stamatia Scarvellis, another Team USA member and the women’s shot put gold medalist.
Ealey’s career best throw in college, 52-6 1/2, was recorded at the 2013 Big 12 Outdoor Championships.
At Los Alamos, Ealey was a two-time Class 4A shot put champ, as well as a four-time 100 meter champion.

Neal finishes with two goals for Vols

Amy Neal, the two-time Player of the Year in girls soccer during her career at Los Alamos High School, earned the first two goals of her collegiate career last weekend.
Neal scored in the 54th and 63rd minute for the Tennessee Volunteers in Sunday’s game against the University of Alabama.
Those two goals would be the only two scored for the Volunteers, however, in a 4-2 loss in Tuscaloosa.
Neal, a freshman, has appeared in 10 games for the Volunteers (6-3-2), who are 1-1-1 in SEC play.
She has started one game for the Volunteers this season.

See video highlights of Amy Neal's game against Alabama at http://www.utsports.com/sports/w-soccer/recaps/092913aaa.html