Special Olympics Spring Games took place on Sunday April 16th at Prospect High School in Mount Prospect. High Road School had 6 athletes compete in a either the 50 Meter Dash, 100 M Dash, Softball Throw or Mini-Javelin Throw. Diego Torres, Bryan Lopez, Bryce Watts and Alex Arroyo all placed in 1st in their running event which qualifies them for State Summer Games which will take place in June down in Bloomington-Normal on the Campus of Illinois State University. Richard Arceo placed in 3rd in his event. Due to the weather the rest of the running events and throwing events were cancelled. Peter Fleming was unable to compete in his running event due to the cancelation.
Outside of Spring Games Track and Field, High Road School also participates in basketball, soccer, snow shoe and bowling for Special Olympics through out the year.
Picture#1:Bryce Watts(on left) and Diego Torres(on right) proudly wearing their 1st Place Gold Medals for the 100 Meter Dash.
Picture#2:Here is Diego Torres mid stride as he competes in the 100 Meter Dash with 5 other athletes.
Picture#3: Richard Arceo competed in the 50 Meter Dash and placed in 3rd with a Bronze Medal.
Picture#4:Bryan Lopez competed in the 50 Meter Dash and won a Gold Medal!