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AJEE’ WILSON is a name very familiar to those who follow track and field around the shore and on a much larger level throughout the country and world. The 27-year old Neptune native is the American record-holder in the 800 meter run and on Sunday in Eugene, Oregon earned her second Olympic berth by rallying to finish 3rd which will send her to Tokyo, Japan next month.  Wilson was 5th coming off the last turn and with a superb effort moved into that third spot to earn a place on the Olympic squad.  Competition in the 800 begins on July 30th.

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Wilson is a 7-time USA Track & Field champion and currently lives and trains in Philadelphia while running for Adidas.  She also had the track at Neptune High School named after her this spring with school officials calling her a role model, especially for young girls in the community.  This week she joined retired Olympian Gail Devers and 13-time NCAA Champion Katie Rainsberger on Thorne's Better Health campaign.  The three pro athletes are partnering with the company whose expertise in nutritional supplements and individual testing will highlight the importance of healthy aging and proper nutrition.

 

LOOK: Here are the 50 best beach towns in America

Every beach town has its share of pluses and minuses, which got us thinking about what makes a beach town the best one to live in. To find out, Stacker consulted data from WalletHub, released June 17, 2020, that compares U.S. beach towns. Ratings are based on six categories: affordability, weather, safety, economy, education and health, and quality of life. The cities ranged in population from 10,000 to 150,000, but they had to have at least one local beach listed on TripAdvisor. Read the full methodology here. From those rankings, we selected the top 50. Readers who live in California and Florida will be unsurprised to learn that many of towns featured here are in one of those two states.

Keep reading to see if your favorite beach town made the cut.