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Local Athletes Fair Well at Special Olympics State Summer Games

Area Competitors Shine in Troy.

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The 2013 Special Olympics Alabama State Summer Games were held on the campus of Troy University May 17 – 19, 2013. Dothan/Houston County was well represented as athletes competed in track and field, unified bowling, golf, rhythmic gymnastics, swimming, and individual bowling. Athletes also competed in cycling and flag football which were offered as demonstration sports. Listed below are the competition results.

Individual Bowling Competition
Ashley Rockwell Silver
Courtney Granger 4th
Sandy McKnight 4th
Kayla Kelly Silver
Brandi Deese Silver
Demetrius Williams 4th
Jeffrey Hicks 5th

Rhythmic Gymnastics
Level B Rope – Jessie Hall (Gold), Elizabeth Allen (Gold), Michaela Earnhardt (Bronze), Breanne Baxley (Gold), Lydia Fincher (Silver), Kendall Gillilan (Bronze),
Suzie Fulcher (Bronze), Ayla Heurich (Silver), Tasia Williams (Gold)

Level B Hoop – Jessie Hall (Gold), Elizabeth Allen (Silver), Michaela Earnhardt (Bronze), Breanne Baxley (Gold), Lydia Fincher (Silver), Kendall Gillilan (Bronze), Suzie Fulcher (Silver), Ayla Heurich (Gold), Tasia Williams (Gold)

Level B Ball – Jessie Hall (Gold), Elizabeth Allen (Silver), Michaela Earnhardt (Bronze), Breanne Baxley (Gold), Lydia Fincher (Gold), Kendall Gillilan (Silver), Suzie Fulcher (Bronze), Ayla Heurich (Silver), Tasia Williams (Gold)

Level B Ribbon – Jessie Hall (Gold), Elizabeth Allen (Silver), Michaela Earnhardt (Bronze), Breanne Baxley (Gold), Lydia Fincher (Silver), Kendall Gillilan (Bronze), Suzie Fulcher (Silver), Ayla Heurich (Bronze), Tasia Williams (Gold)
Swimming
4x25 Freestyle Relay Gold
Gracie Holmes, Wendy Schofield, Hunter Hinson, Joshua Adkins
4x25 Freestyle Relay Gold
Zachary Grice, Jay Bighems, Garrett Butler, Andrew Neve
4X25 Freestyle Relay Gold
Robbie Wilson, Joyce Adams, Ashley Kelley, Mandy McGill

Individual Swimming Competition
Gracie Holmes 50 Freestyle Silver 50 Backstroke Silver
Wendy Schofield 50 Freestyle Bronze 100 Freestyle Gold
Andrew Neve 50 Freestyle Gold 100 Freestyle Gold
Ashley Kelley 100 Freestyle Bronze 100 Backstroke Gold
Joyce Adams 50 Freestyle Gold 50 Backstroke Gold
Jay Bighems 100 Backstroke Gold 50 Breaststroke Gold
Garett Butler 50 Freestyle Gold 50 Backstroke Silver
Robbie Wilson 50 Freestyle Gold 50 Backstroke Bronze
Hunter Hinson 50 Freestyle Silver
Joshua Adkins 50 Freestyle Silver
Mandy McGill 50 Freestyle Silver 50 Breaststroke Gold
Zachary Grice 50 Freestyle Silver 100 Freestyle Bronze

Track and Field
Jonteria Jones Softball Throw Gold 50 M Dash Gold
Jessica Tucker Softball Throw Gold 100 M Dash 4th
Trent Singleton Standing Long Jump Gold 100 M Dash Silver

Unified Bowling
The Originals Silver
Mike Devine, Wade Miller, James McCord, Arlen Chapman

3 Dudes and a Lady Bronze
Christopher Brackett, David Clark, Tina McCord

The Odd Balls Silver
John Shockley, Jessica Josey, Kim Brackett, Stefanie Gebsattel

Golf – Level I Individual Skills Competition
Ludie Walker Gold
Brad Cobb Gold

Golf – Level II Alternate Shot – Unified Competition
Adam Irvin/Art Steineker Silver

Cycling – Demonstration Sport
Joshua Adkins 1st place ribbon
Zachary Grice 1st place ribbon
Jeffrey Hicks 1st place ribbon

Flag Football – Demonstration Sport
Team Members were Gregory Guilford, James Coleman, Hunter Hinson, Charles Fournier, Chris Hinshaw, Austin Ferguson, John Shockley, Sean Karr, Garett Butler, Andrew Neve, Jay Bighems and Robert Shaw. Team received 1st place ribbon in flag football competition.

Dothan/Houston County was represented very well by these athletes. For more information about the local Special Olympic Program, please contact Angie Lowe with Dothan Leisure Services at 615-4743 or email alowe@dothan.org.


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