Former Melrose standout goes for the Olympics today 25 Jun 12

A former Melrose standout has a chance to make the Olympics today in the Triple Jump. Amanda Smock is in first place in the event after the preliminary rounds over the weekend. Smock jumped 45 feet, 3 ½ inches to advance. Smock has already reached the Olympic Qualfying standard so now all she needs to do is finish in the top 3 in the finals today to advance to the London Olympics. Smock fell just short 4 years ago finishing 5th in the Olympic Trials in 2008.