Jeff Demps, the former Groveland South Lake and University of Florida track and football star, will compete in the Olympics Friday.
Demps will be running the lead leg in the preliminaries of the 4x100-meter relay, his agent Nohemy Baltodano said.
"I was very excited," Demps said in a statement released through Baltodano. "This is an opportunity of a lifetime."
Demps missed out on a chance to compete as an individual at the Games when he finished seventh in the 100-meter dash at the U.S. Olympic team trials in June. He was added to the 4x100 relay pool just before the Olympics as a replacement for
Baltodano said the team will line up with Demps running the lead leg, followed by
If the U.S. qualifies for Saturday's final, the lineup will probably include