Three Massachusetts natives heading to Tokyo

Japan 2020

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – Three Massachusetts natives will be heading to Tokyo next month to compete in the 2021 Summer Olympic Games.

Heather MacLean, 25, of Peabody, earned a spot on Team USA after recently finishing third in the women’s 1500 meter final at the track and field trials in Oregon.

The UMass Amherst alum ran a personal best, securing the final spot for the Americans.

Wadeline Jonathas, 23, of Worcester, finished third in the women’s 400 meter sprint to secure her spot in next month’s games. Jonathas graduated from Doherty Memorial High School and ran track at UMass Boston.

Michael Hixon, a native of Amherst, will also be attending as part of the U.S.A. diving team. Hixon was part of the team in the 2016 Summer Olympics and won a Silver Medal for synchronized 3 meter springboard.

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