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Special olympics

Big wins for Patriots at Summer Games

The Monadnock Valley Patriots competed at the Special Olympic Summer Games at the University of New Hampshire on the weekend of May 31.

The Patriots, an adult team run out of Peterborough, donned their new team shirts for the summer games, displaying the team name and colors.

The festivities kicked off on the evening of May 29, when athletes of all ages from across the state reported to the UNH dorms in preparation for the opening ceremony on May 30.

Following the opening ceremony, the first day of the games began. The Summer Games include various track and field events and were followed up by an evening dance.

The Patriots participated in the running and walking on the track, standing and running long jumps, tennis ball throw, softball throw and shot put. Below is a list of the Patriots athletes that participated, their respective events, and results.

∎ Josh Brescia: 400 meter walk, forth place, 800 meter walk, second place, standing long jump, first place, shot put, fourth place.

∎ Rich Clason: 100 meter walk, first place, 50 meter walk, third place, shot put third place, standing long jump, first place.

∎ Will Cochran: softball throw, first place, 100 meter run, fifth place, 50 meter run, second place.

∎ Patrick Ellis: 75 meter walk with support, first place, softball throw third place, standing long jump, second place.

∎ Brian Gates: 100 meter run, forth place, 50 meter run, third place, long jump, fifth place, softball throw, first place.

∎ Kyle Guillemette: 100 meter run, sixth place, 50 meter run, fourth place, long jump, fifth place, softball throw, first place.

∎ Gail Jarest: 100 meter run, second place, 50 meter run, fifth place, long jump, first place, shot put, second place.

∎ Ethan Kennedy: 100 meter run, second place, long jump, second place, shot put, second place.

∎ Paige Lawrence: 100 meter run, first place, 50 meter run, fourth place, long jump, eighth place, softball throw, second place.

∎ Raf Meyers: 100 meter run, eighth place, 200 meter run, fourth place, 400 meter run, fourth place, long jump, seventh place.

∎ James Murray: 100 meter run, second place, 50 meter run, first place, softball throw, fifth place.

∎ Nick Needler: 100 meter run, second place, long jump, first place, softball throw, second place.

∎ Josh Parent: 100 meter run, sixth place, 50 meter run, second place, long jump, third place, shot put, fifth place.

∎ Alberta Vayens: 100 meter run, second place, 50 meter run, first place, long jump, first place, softball throw, first place.

∎ Bob English: 25 meter wheelchair, second place.

Dylan Fisher can be reached at 924-7172 ext. 235, or dfisher@ledgertranscript.com.

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