More than 1,200 athletes assembled on the campus of Towson University recently for the 43rd Annual Special Olympics Maryland Summer Games. The three days of competition included events in aquatics, bocce, cheerleading, softball and track and field, making it Maryland's largest and most high-profile sports event during the calendar year.
The Summer Games represent the culmination of weeks of training and competition by Special Olympics athletes in preparation for that moment where preparation meets opportunity to shine on the field, in the pool or on the court.
This year, 15 track and field athletes from Harford County competed at Unitas Stadium against athletes from every county in Maryland.
The following track and field athletes beat their personal best in multiple events: Leah Arthur of Forest Hill, Jordan Elder of Joppa, Josh Hernandez of Abingdon, Justin Pitt of Edgewood, Bingham Taddeo, Daniel Quinn of Edgewood, Abby Iwanowski of Bel Air, Emily Willis of Joppa and Karen Stephens of Bel Air.
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