Ten Columbia County athletes competed in the Special Olympics State Games held May 30-June 1 in Atlanta.
Elliott Murer - Harlem High - tennis skills - 3rd
Owen Zylla - Greenbrier High - tennis skills - 4th
Cassie Frick - Evans High - 50M free - 6th - 50M backstroke - 3rd
Lauren Frick - Evans High - 50M free - 4th - 50M backstroke - 1st
Iesha Worthen - Evans Middle - 100M dash - 1st - 200M dash - 1st
Tina Brenneman - Harlem High - hoop - 1st - ribbon - 2nd
Erycka Gibson - Brookwood Elementary - hoop - 3rd - ribbon - 1st
Amber Woodward - Greenbrier Middle - hoop - 1st - ribbon - 1st
Keria Catskill - Evans Middle - hoop - 2nd - ribbon - 1st
Ashley Sheffield - Brookwood Elementary - hoop - 3rd - ribbon - 2nd
A group of Columbia County Special Olympics athletes attended the State Summer Games at Emory University in Atlanta on May 30-June 1. Participants included Ashley Sheffield (front row, from left), Erycka Gibson, Keiria McCaskill with Hannah Lizama, the daughter of one of the trip's chaperones, and Amber Woodward; Cassie Frick (second row, from left), Iesha Worthen and Tina Brenneman; and Elliott Murer (back row, left) and Owen Zylla.[CAPTION]
Owen Zylla took fourth place in the Individual Tennis Skills competition.[CAPTION]
Iesha Worthen won gold medals in the 200-meter and the 100-meter runs.[CAPTION]
Elliott Murer received the bronze medal in the Individual Tennis Skills competition.
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