On March 5th, Decorah School Special Olympians competed in the Northeast Iowa Regional Track and Field competition at the UNI Dome in Cedar Falls.
Placing in the event for Decorah High School include the following: Allison Kalvelage–1st in shot put and 2nd in the 100 meter dash, Francesca Wilkerson–2nd in shot put and 2nd in the 50 meter dash, Wyatt Pleggenkuhle–1st in shot put and 1st in the long jump, Donnie Hrdlicka–3rd in the softball throw and 2nd in the 50 meter dash, John Lippe–1st in shot put and 1st in the 50 meter dash, Braden Ramstad–2nd in shot put and 2nd in the 100 meter dash, and Kamryn Leuenberger–1st in the tennis ball throw and 1st in the 25 meter walker race. In addition, Francesca Wilkerson was selected as a Torch Bearer for the Opening Ceremony.
Placing for Decorah Middle School were Daniel Bean–1st in shot put and 1st in the 100 meter dash, Zoey Lollar–3rd in long jump and 3rd in the 50 meter dash, and Luke Thompson–1st in long jump.
Coach John Dunt remarked, “The Special Olympians competed hard and had fun at the event.”