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Local Special Olympics Athletes Place Well in the Spring Games

Posted: Wednesday, April 27th, 2011 at 6:24 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS News-Samantha Smith

Earlier this month, twelve Marion County Special Olympics athletes participated in the 2011 Spring Games at Simpson College. Overall, the local athletes received eight first place ribbons, six second place finishings, five third place honors and several other respectable placings. The first place athletes along with two Marion County bocce ball teams will now move on to the State Summer Games at Iowa State University in Ames May 26th and 27th.

Jacob Hindman, Knoxville
1st place – 25 YD backstroke
1st place – 25 YD freestyle

Andrew McMullin, Twin Cedars
1st place – Motorized wheelchair events – 30M Slalom
1st place – Motorized wheelchair events – 30M Straight

Isaiah Brown, Pleasantville
2nd place – 50M Dash and
3rd place – Tennis Ball Throw

Cameron Cross, Melcher-Dallas
6th place – 50M Dash
2nd place – Softball Throw

Joe Cunningham, PCM
2nd place – 50M Dash
4th place – Softball Throw

Ben Heywood, Pleasantville
2nd place – 50 M Dash
3rd place – Softball Throw

Joe Morgan, Pleasantville
3rd place – Tennis Ball Throw
4th place – 50M Dash

Tegan Ripperger, Pleasantville
3rd place – Tennis Ball Throw
1st place – 50M Walk

Chase Robbins, Pleasantville
4th place – 50 M Walk
1st place – Tennis Ball Throw

Marissa Schletzbaum, Pleasantville
3rd place – Softball Throw
2nd place – 100 M Dash

Haley Stevens, PCM
3rd place – Softball Throw
5th place – 50 M Dash

Michelle Turnage, Pleasantville
1st place – Softball Throw
1st place – 50M Dash

4X100 relay team of Ben Heywood, Haley Stevens, Michelle Turnage, and Marissa Schletzbaum – 2nd place.