PHOENIX -- Will Claye's journey -- or at least the first leg of it -- came full circle Wednesday morning when he stepped off a plane in Phoenix and headed for Chase Field.
As the Olympic long and triple jumper waited to be honored by his hometown D-backs for winning silver and bronze medals in London earlier this month, he reflected and admitted he never saw any of this coming.
"When I was in high school, I didn't know it was going to come to this," Claye said. "I was just a kid out here playing sports. So to come out with two medals at the Olympics is just mind blowing. I feel like I could do anything now if I put my mind to it."
Claye grew up in Phoenix and attended Mountain Pointe High School, where he won two state championships in the triple jump. He became the first Arizona high school athlete to triple jump more than 50 feet. Claye might not have known it then, but that was the start of something big.
After graduating from Mountain Pointe, Claye headed to The University ...