May 7, 2010
G-Movement: Chris Smith from Action Against Hunger USA on Vimeo.
Every week or so, I check the Cincy Enquirer's website ad search for any Princeton-related articles. This week I got lucky and found an article headlined "Princeton Grad Chases Olympics, Fights Hunger" about a Sharonville man who must've graduated from PHS just a year or two before I arrived there, Chris Smith.
Smith was a wrestler and pole vaulter at PHS who then headed on to UC where he has since earned his masters and come within three inches of qualifying for the US Olympic team in 2008. Now, however, he's working on qualifying for the Jamaican team as his Dad was Jamaican and would set a Jamaican national record if he reaches his personal best of 5.50 meters (~18 feet).
He's also fundraising for Action Against Hunger and is one of five athletes sponsored through Gatorade's G Movement program.
Feel free to check his blog and chuck in a buck or two if you have extra lying around.