Well, it is official! Suzanne Stettinius (pictured on the right with her U.S. Modern Pentathlon teammates) of Parkton can forever add the word “Olympian” next to her name. The 24-year-old just completed her first Olympic Games on August 12 in London in the woman’s Modern Pentathlon. The event has competitors running, swimming, fencing, riding and shooting a pistol, all in one day. The McDaniel College graduate first got interested in the sport while in college and has competed both nationally and internationally at several of the world’s top venues leading up to these games.
Out of the five phases, Suzanne, who is a regular on the local point-to-point circuit, had her highest score in riding. Overall, she finished in 28th place among 36 athletes.
To read more about Suzanne, click on this story: “Baltimore County Horsewoman Suzzane Stettinius Talks With Channel 13 About Her Olympic Quest.”