Milligan University student-athlete Megan Jastrab made her Olympic debut one for the record books by helping USA Cycling to a bronze medal and setting a national record in the Women’s Team Pursuit last week.
Jastrab is the first Olympic medalist in Milligan University history. She also made history as the first current undergraduate student to appear in the Olympic Games and the first to compete for Team USA.
In the first round, the U.S. team of Jennifer Valente, Emma White, Chloé Dygert and Jastrab set an American National Record of 4:07.562, but Great Britain advanced to the gold-medal round with a world-record time of 4:06.748.
In the finals, the U.S. squared off against Canada for the Bronze medal. Jastrab and company led at every split of the race and earned a spot on the podium with USA Cycling’s second medal of the 2020 Olympic games. At 19 years old, Jastrab was the youngest member of the United States’ quartet that received a bronze medal.