UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi: Conley and Johnson Shine at the Olympics

Kim Conley, second from left, competes in the women's 5,000-meter heats during the London 2012 Olympic Games Aug. 7. (Robert Deutsch/USA TODAY Sports)

Congratulations to Aggie Olympians Kim Conley and Carrie Johnson on their amazing performances in London this morning!

Kim, who is an alum and assistant volunteer coach, set a personal best record in the women’s 5,000-meter run, but fell short of qualifying for the 5,000-meter finals. The story of her journey to London is truly inspirational – one that serves as evidence that when you set your goals high, with determination and heart you will most certainly achieve them.

Carrie, an incoming veterinary student and three-time Olympian, competed in the kayak single (K1) 500-meter and made it to the semifinals before being eliminated when she came in sixth in her heat. Carrie will compete in the kayak single (K1) 200-meter on Friday – just a few days before she is set to begin classes at our School of Veterinary Medicine.

Throughout the Olympics, we’ve been keeping our campus posted on all the news and developments from London.  I – along with many other Aggie supporters – am extremely proud of all that our Aggie Olympians have accomplished and want to wish them the best of luck on all their future endeavors.

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