Courtesy: America East Communications Four Athletes with America East Ties Set to Compete in Rio Olympics Release: 08/05/2016 Related Links Official Olympics Site Sign Up For Free Email Updates RIO DE JANEIRO - A trio of athletes who competed in track & field in America East and one former swimmer will represent their respective countries in the upcoming 2016 Olympic games in Brazil. Grace Claxton, Albany The Albany senior will compete for her native Puerto Rico and is Albany's first-ever women's track & field Olympian. Will compete in the 400-meter hurdles. Was the co-recipient of the Coaches' Award for accumulating the most individual points at the America East Outdoor Track & Field Championship in May. Lucy (Van Dalen) Oliver, Stony Brook '12 Named to New Zealand’s Olympic team for the second time. Will compete in women's 5,000 meters. Was a six-time All-American and the 2012 national champion in the indoor mile while at Stony Brook. 2012 America East Woman of the Year. Mohamed Hussein, UMBC '15 Will swim 200 IM for Egypt beginning on Wednesday, August 10. Was a two-time America East Swimmer of the Meet. Gemma Acheampong, Boston University '15 Will compete on the 4x100 relay squad for Ghana. Ran in the 2012 America East Indoor and Outdoor Track & Field Championships.