Olympian is 2012 UMKC graduate

Sprinter turned bobsledder Viola Kleiser is racing for Austria at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, where American track stars Lolo Jones, Tianna Madison and Lauryn Williams are competing in the same event. Kleiser will use her speed and stamina from one sport to get the sled off to a fast beginning. In 2012, Kleiser set a UMKC record for the indoor 200 at the Summit League conference championships. Read the Kansas City Star story.

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