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Former MVCC track standout will run in two London events

UTICA — A former Mohawk Valley Community College student and athlete will be competing in two track and field events during the Olympic Games.

Lalonde Gordon, who attended MVCC for the 2008-2009 school year, will be representing his native country of Trinidad Tobago.

He will be competing in the 400-meter run while also taking part in the 1,600-meter relay race.

Gordon came to MVCC from the Bronx where he graduated from Fordham Leadership Academy. While competing for MVCC, he was a member of the relay team which set the school record in the 400-meter relay at 41.95 seconds.

In post-season competition, Gordon won the 200-meter run, and ran a leg on the winning 400-meter and 1,600-meter relay teams at the NJCAA Region III Championships.

At the NJCAA national championships, Gordon placed in the top eight of the 100, 200, 400 relay and 1,600 relay events.

RomeSentinel.com

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