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Special Olympic Athletes Take Part in Spring Games

Caleb at the start of the 50M Dash [1]

Eleven local athletes participated at the Special Olympics Spring games earlier this month in Indianola. Justin DeVries and Christopher Heath of PCM, Jacob Hindman of Knoxville, and Tegan Ripperger and Michelle Turnage of Pleasantville all advanced to the State Summer Games with first place finishes. Those take place next month in Ames. Also participating were Isaiah Brown, Ben Heywood, Joe Morgan, Marissa Schletzbaum, all of Pleasantville, and Caleb Burns and Haley Stevens, both of PCM.

Photos courtesy of Maureen Schletzbaum

Isaiah doing the 50 M Dash [2]

Tegan at the softball throw [3]

Ben at the start of the 100M Dash [4]

Justin in the 50M Walk [5]

Jacob participating in the 25 YD Freestyle Event [6]