Ross County Special Olympics Hosts First Track & Field Invitational

The inaugural Ross County Special Olympics Invitational took place this past weekend at the Ross County Pioneer school.

Thirty-two athletes were in attendance at Saturday’s invitational with athletes competing in events such as softball throwing, a 50-meter wheelchair race, a 200-meter dash, and a 4x100-meter relay.

Casey DeWitt takes first place in the Softball Throw.Photo: Ross County Pioneer Center

Sara Hicks finishes 50m wheelchair race and gets congratulated by teammate, Tim Malone.Photo: Ross County Pioneer Center

TJ May races to the finish line during the 200m dash to take first place.Photo: Ross County Pioneer Center

Chris McLaughlin competes in his first relay competition and his team takes first place.Photo: Ross County Pioneer Center

Deion Ford races to the finish line during the 4x100m relay.Photo: Ross County Pioneer Center

Ross County Special Olympics athletes will be heading to the State Summer Games next month, from Friday, June 23rd to Sunday, June 25th where they’ll compete in events such as Track and Field, Bowling, and Powerlifting. Most of the competitions will take place that weekend at Ohio State University’s Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.

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