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Olympians make U.P. proud

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PADDLES UP! (Left) Andrea Geubelle was greeted by her friends and family in University Place on the morning of Aug. 2, 2016 as she left for the 2016 Olympics in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. This is Geubelle’s first appearance in the Olympic games; watch and cheer her on as she competes in the Triple Jump on Saturday, Aug. 13 at 5:40 a.m. Pictured left to right: Nephew Marcus Barrington, sister-in-law Demetra Geubelle, niece Mariah Geubelle, nephew Christopher Geubelle, brothers Dillon Decius and Matt Geubelle, family friend Anthony Duong, Andrea Geubelle, mother Dawn DeCius and stepfather Mike DeCius. (Right) Adrienne Martelli, a home-town girl who has made University Place proud, is one of a four-member team competing in the Women’s Rowing Quadruple Sculls at the Olympics in Rio. She returns to the Summer Olympics for her second time having won a bronze medal in the Quadruple Sculls in London at the 2012 Summer Olympics. As of print time, her event, which was originally scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 10, was postponed due to stormy weather conditions and slated to resume on Thursday, Aug. 11. Good luck, Adrienne!

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