Team Grand County competes in Special Olympics in Englewood
Team Grand County Track and Field attended their first Special Olympics track meet on Saturday, May 10, at Englewood High School. The track team is made up of Caleb Kissler, a third-grader at Fraser Valley Elementary School; Sammi Mays and Elizabeth Willman, fifth-graders at East Grand Middle School, and Becca Huse, a sixth-grader at EGMS.
Caleb Kissler competed in the tennis ball throw with a distance winning 1st place and the 200 meter dash, also winning 1st place. Elizabeth Willman competed in the tennis ball throw with a distance of 4 meters, 80 centimeters, for 3rd place and the 50 meter dash with a time of 13.82 seconds, earning her 1st place.
Sammi Mays competed in the tennis ball throw with a distance of 5 m, 10 cm, winning 2nd place and the 400 meter run with a time of 2 minutes 17 seconds, winning first place. Becca Huse competed in the standing long jump winning 1st place and also running the 200 meter dash with a time of 55.55, winning first place.
The highlight of the otherwise cold and blustery spring day was the 4 x 100 relay.
Four Grand County teams competed. The first team of Aaron Mays, Sammi Mays, Kadie Huse and Becca Huse had a successful time of 1 minute, 26 seconds. The second team of Melissa Willman, Elizabeth Willman, Colton Kissler and Caleb Kissler completed the 4 x 100 in 1 minute 20 seconds.
A heartfelt thank you to the Fraser Valley Recreational Foundation for providing the funding and to Darcee Kissler for administering the funding to outfit the team in track gear ” celebrating the team as well as reinforcing the importance of athletics is everyone’s life.
Thank you as well to the Elementary and Middle School PE teachers and EGMS track coaches for welcoming the team to one of their practices.
Watch for the next Special Olympics Tennis Team and Golf Team this summer. Call Erica Mays at (970) 726-9299 for more information.
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