Nia Ali is an Olympic medalist.
The former West Catholic athlete took second place and the silver medal in a hotly contested 100-meter hurdles final at the Rio Olympics on Wednesday night. Ali was part of a USA sweep of the event with Brianna Rollins winning gold and Kristi Castlin taking the bronze medal.
Ali clocked a 12.59 in the finals to earn her first Olympic medal. Earlier in the night, she ran a 12.76 in the semifinals to advance to the finals.
Ali, who is from Philadelphia, attended West Catholic High School before transferring to Pleasantville (NJ) for her senior year. She went on to star at the University of Southern California. She is also the mother of a one-year-old boy.