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Mesa College coach, student both headed to London Olympics

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A San Diego Mesa College coach and a graduate will both compete in the 2012 London Olympics, which begin later this week.

Jarred Rome, the college's head "throws" coach, is the defending U.S. discus champion. He will compete in his second Olympic games Aug. 6 and 7 in London.

"Jarred Rome has already made his mark at Mesa," said Dave Evans, the college's athletic director. "One of his students, Cassandra Kennison, placed first in the state in the women's shot put this past year."

Also headed to the upcoming games is Mesa College alumnus Felix Sanchez, who will compete in the 400-meter hurdles, college officials said. Sanchez earned a gold medal in the 2004 Olympics in Athens.

While attending Mesa College from 1995 to 1997, Sanchez was mentored by two-time Olympic long jump medallist Arnie Robinson.

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