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Over 200 athletes attend Special Olympics

May 3, 2012

These Kane youth are getting geared up to participate in the McKean County Special Olympics. In the front row, from left: Chelsie Ackley, Hannah, Oknefski, Thomas Walker; back row, from left: aide Lori Moore, Terika Schleicher and aide Nancy Zaffino. 

Over 220 Special Olympics athletes from throughout McKean County met at Kane Area High School on Wed., May 2, to compete in the 37th annual Special Olympics/Zippo Track & Field Meet.
Seven athletes, whose names will be released soon, qualified to represent McKean County at the Pennsylvania Special Olympics State Games at Penn State, June 7-9.
First place winners were:
Standing Jump: Taryn Thomas, Shauna Bailey, Julia Coy, Kayla Furman, Selena Wackwitz, Jaime Leonhart, Loretta Esh, Zara Ellis, Kim Langworthy, Judy Yerger, Dylan Haskins, John Hilyer, Aaron Mathewson, Tristan Carney, Devon Smith, Elton Courson, Nakoa Walker, Derek Hottel, Harry Gardner, Calvin Teeter, Mike Stine, Nathanyeal Akers, Eric Baxter, Dustin Tinblin, Jay Furman, Ryan Ogata,
Long Jump:  Douglas McIntyre, Issiah Mathewson, Keith App, Cletis Kusnierz, Alex Quintero, Mitchell Ostrander, Robert Crowl, Jon Bardo., Bryan Williams, Matt Bond, Andrew Anderson, Joe Lee, Kayla Grimm, Sierra Jackson, Sierra Saltsgiver, Kate Mathewson, Johna Hart, Selena Wackwitz, Kasey Fox, Kaci Weaver, Karen Smith

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