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Area athletes compete in Summer Games

Published: Friday, June 20, 2014 3:55 p.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014 3:59 p.m. CDT
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Tyler Mecum, 17, of Bureau Valley High School won a Gold medal in the tennis ball throw in the Illinois Special Olympics Summer Games in Normal.

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.

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