Student carries torch through Indy

Ball State sophomore Jennifer Winkhart was among the latest to carry the 2002 Olympic torch as the flame passed through Indianapolis Monday.

Winkhart picked up the flame at 54th Street and Keystone Avenue in downtown Indianapolis.

She was granted the opportunity to bear the torch after being nominated by her mother, Susan Saul, as a Chevrolet Torchbearer. Chevrolet is a presenting sponsor of the torch relay.

Winkhart is one of 11,500 across the nation who will carry the torch. She and others were chosen for their dedication to inspiring others as part of the nomination process put on by Chevrolet, according to the General Motors Web site.

The Olympic flame went through Gary, South Bend and Fort Wayne last week. It passes through Terre Haute Tuesday as it continues its 13,500-mile trek across 46 states.

After initially being lit in Athens, Greece, the torch set out from Atlanta Dec. 4. It is scheduled to arrive in Salt Lake City in February.


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