30 Jun '16, 8pm

With family cheering, hurdler Keni Harrison eyes Olympics

By Pat Graham, AP Sports Writer EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Even as the middle child in a family with 11 kids, Keni Harrison always stood out. Only fitting, then, that her family stands out, too. A few of them are hoping they'll be at the stadium in Rio de Janeiro later this summer — dressed in their familiar neon shirts to cheer on Keni, the American record holder in the 100-meter hurdles, at the Olympics. The 23-year-old Harrison used sports — first gymnastics, then soccer, then, finally, track— to carve her path in an oversized family that wasn't originally planned that way. At first, her mother, Karon, didn't want kids, yet ended up with one short of a dozen — nine of whom are adopted, including Keni, who will try to secure her spot in Rio next week at Olympic trials in Eugene, Oregon. "I know it wasn't easy raising all of us," said Keni, who broke the American record last mon...

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