Ajeé Wilson, a 2016 NJ Olympian from Neptune Township

by Alice Magdziak • July 13, 2016 • Monmouth, Sports & LeisureComments (0)1175

Ajeé Wilson, a native of Neptune Township, will be competing for the United States in Rio. We’re highlighting all the New Jersey Olympians this summer because there are so many to watch for.

Ajeé is 22 years old and a middle distance runner who specializes in the 800 meter event.

Wilson attended Academy of Allied Health & Science in Neptune Township and graduated in 2012. She originally committed to Florida State University before deciding to turn professional. She now attends classes at Temple University and trains with her coach Derek Thompson and the Juventus Track Club of Philadelphia.

Wilson won gold medals in the 800 meters at both the 2011 World Youth Championships in Athletics and the 2012 World Junior Championships in Athletics. Her winning time in Barcelona of 2:00.91 is the 2nd fastest time ran by a high schooler behind Mary Cain. She was the 2014 USA Outdoor Champion, two-time USA Indoor Champion- 2013 & 2014, and 2015 USATF Outdoor 800m Runner-up.

Women’s 800m begins August 17th and the finals are on August 20th.

We’ll keep you apprised of when each NJ athlete will compete so stay tuned to YDKJ for all the NJ Olympian news you can handle!

[photo via USATF.org and bio info via wikipedia.org]

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