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Wood County athletes bring home 25 medals from State Games

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Twenty-four Wood County Special Olympics athletes from Wood Lane traveled to Columbus on June 27 to compete at the Ohio Special Olympics Summer Games.  The 2½ day event was one of the largest events of the year in Ohio with 3,200 athletes participating.

The Games featured competition in 11 sports: aquatics, athletics (track and field), bocce, bowling, cycling, and gymnastics, power lifting, roller skating, soccer, tennis, and volleyball. Wood County athletes competed in athletics/track and field, volleyball, and Bocce. All competition venues were on The Ohio State University campus with the exception of roller skating and bowling.  The Athletes and coaches and volunteers from Wood Lane were housed in dorms on campus.

The State Summer Games officially kicked off at the inspiring Opening Ceremonies in Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. The ceremony featured a Parade of Athletes with representative athletes and coaches from throughout Ohio, along with the dramatic entrance of the Torch Run into the stadium and the lighting of the “Flame of Hope.” Law Enforcement Torch Run officers handed off the torch to the athletes, who in turn ignite the Flame of Hope. The lighting of the flame officially signifies the opening of the Games.

Official Results were: 

Aaron Baker                100M Dash                 5th Place

                                    200M Dash                 3rd Place

Christine Black           Softball Throw            3rd Place

                                    4 x 100 Relay              5th Place

                                    100M Dash                 3rd Place

Daniel Bowen             200M Dash                 1st Place

                                    4 x 100 Relay              2nd Place

                                    800M Run                   2nd Place

Samantha Buck           Volleyball                    2nd Place

Alanna Bucky             Volleyball                    2nd Place

Nikki Bucksky            Volleyball                    2nd Place

Sara Burrell                 4x100 Relay                5th Place

                                    100M Dash                 1st Place

                                    200M Dash                 1st Place

Kim Fechter                800M Walk                 2nd Place

                                    400M Run                   3rd Place

                                    4x400 Relay                2nd Place

Kalie Fisher                 4x400 Relay                2nd Place

                                    100M Dash                 3rd Place

                                    200M Dash                 4th Place

Kristin Fisher              Softball Throw            4th Place

                                    100M Dash                 3rd Place

Melissa Frizado           Softball Throw            5th Place

                                    100M Dash                 1st Place

Greg Mason                Bocce Doubles            1st Place

Paula Heffelfinger      100M Dash                 1st Place

                                    200M Run                   3rd Place

                                    4x100 Relay                5th Place

John Kuhbander          Volleyball                    2nd Place

Michael Nietz              Volleyball                    2nd Place

Ryan Rath                   Volleyball                    2nd Place

Trevor Sachs               4x100 Relay                5th Place

                                    100M Dash                 4th Place

                                    400M Dash                 4th Place

Abbey Sattler              100M Dash                 1st Place

                                    200M Dash                 4th Place

                                    4x100 Relay                5th Place

Stephen Scholl            800M Run                   2nd Place

                                    4x400 Relay                2nd Place

                                    400M Dash                 2nd Place

Anne Schooley            100M Dash                 1st Place

                                    200M Dash                 1st Place

                                    4x400 Relay                2nd Place

Jo Lynn Snyder           Bocce Doubles            1st Place

Jacob West                  Volleyball                    2nd Place 

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