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1/27/2014 10:43:00 AM
Area athletes medal in Special Olympics

NT Sports Staff

The Special Olympics recently held several events for area athletes, and many area athletes earned medals.

Nathan Warren, of the Gateway Services team, won gold medals in the 200-meter snowshoe and 400 snowshoe, while teammate Jennifer Tornow earned a gold medal in the 50 snowshoe and a silver medal in the 100 snowshoe.

Princeton High School’s Justin Smith was a double gold medalist in the 50 snowshoe and 100 showshoe, while Tracy Gibson, of Tracy’s Boxer Club in Walnut, earned gold in the 50 snowshoe and 100 showshoe.

All gold medalists will advance to the Illinois State Special Olympic Winter Games on Feb. 4-6 at Chestnut Mountain Lodge in Galena.

Other medalists from Gateway Services were Alexandra Dabler (silver in 50 and 100 snowshoe) and Seth Schultz (silver in 333, 500 and 777 speed skating).

Other athletes to medal from PHS were Steven Behrends (silver in 50 snowshoe and bronze in 100 snowshoe) and Kyla Kissick (silver in 50 and 100 snowshoe).

Melissa Anderson, Brandon Endsley and Theresa McLachlan, of Gateway Services, will advance to the state competition in cross country skiing after their event was canceled.

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