Maricopa athletes medal at Special Olympics


The Four Peaks Area Special Olympics Track and Field Competition was April 11 at Higley High School.  

Maricopa Unified School District had athletes participating in variety of events including; the 4×100 meter relay, the standing long jump and the softball throw.

The elementary relay team won a gold medal and the Junior High and High School team came in fourth place overall. The MUSD athletes came home with 13 gold medals, five silver medals and four bronze medals.  

Special Olympics coach Pam Herrera said, “We are looking forward to the Arizona State Track and Field Meet May 7, 8 and 9 in Glendale.”

The team also enjoyed a bowling tournament and luncheon April 12 sponsored by the Ak-Chin Police Department.  “It was very nice and the athletes had a wonderful time earning a medal and a very nice meal,” coach Herrera said.