Teen jumps hurdles for Olympic dream

July 18, 2008 4:43:26 PM PDT
One ocal teen's life is full of hurdles, only, it's not the kind you think.18-year-old Ryann Krais also might be one of the greatest track and field stars this area has ever produced.

A 4-time state champ in the 300 Meter Hurdles; she never lost the event in high school, and that helped earn her a full scholarship to the top program in the country at UCLA.

Recently Ryann returned from Poland, where she finished 9th in the world in the Heptathalon (that's 7 events!).

Did I mention the recent Methacton grad was also the school's homecoming queen?

Ryann's got her sights set on the Olympics.

Last month she got a taste of things at the Olympic Trials, but she's shooting to make Team USA in 2012.