Recently, 14 Queen Creek Unified School District (QCUSD) students took part in the Special Olympics Track and Field Competition at Basha High School in Chandler. Eleven of the students were from Queen Creek Elementary and three students were from Queen Creek Middle School. For the last month, these students trained hard for track and field events. Their training paid off!
Students competed in events such as tennis ball toss, softball throw, standing long jump, 10M non-assisted wheelchair race, 10M assisted walk, and 50M dash. The athletes took home gold medals in many events and displayed awesome sportsmanship to their teammates as well as athletes from around the East Valley. After finishing the 50M dash (and earning a silver medal), one QCUSD student exclaimed with a huge smile, “I want to do it again!”
These students are coached by Special Education teachers Meredith Alaniz, Heather Raymond, and Meghan Vosika. The Coaches and parents are so proud of how well the athletes represented the Queen Creek community.
Next month, the athletes will compete in the State Special Olympics Athletics (Track and Field) Competition. The state event will take place Thursday, May 3rd – Saturday, May 5th at Raymond S. Kellis High School (8990 W Orangewood Ave, Glendale, AZ 85305).
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