Area athletes competed in the Illinois Special Olympics Games in Normal with more than 4,000 athletes around the state. Area results include:
Gateway Services: Melissa Anderson, fifth place 100m run; David Carmichael, fifth place softball throw; Troy Cromwell, third place in 100m and 200m run; Sarah Davis, seventh place 50m run; Tony Full, gold medal softball throw; Gloria Lietzau, fourth place tennis ball throw; Ronnie Montez, third place 100m walk; Shawn Olszanowski, second place 100m walk, third place softball throw; Seth Schultz, third place 400m run; Jennifer Tornow, second place tennis ball throw, sixth place standing long jump; Brenda Zehr, first place standing long jump, fifth place tennis ball throw; and Rick Zinn, second place 50m assisted race.
Princeton High School: Kya Kissick, third place tennis ball throw; Dana Rawlings, first place 100m walk, eighth place tennis ball throw; and Justin Smith, fifth place 100m run.
Putnam County Junior High; Alexander Munson, first place 50m run.
Spring Valley JFK: Shyanna Abriam, second place 4x100m relay; Sara Ely, second place 4x100m relay and 50m run; Nathaniel Nunley, second place 4x100m relay, fifth place 50m run; Spencer Sipe, second place 25m non-motorized wheelchair; and Johnathan Safranski, second place 4x100m relay, sixth place softball throw.
Tracy’s Boxer Club: Tracy Gibson, fifth place 100m walk.