Category: Track and Field

Special Olympics USA Team Named

314 athletes, coaches and staff to represent USA at Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019

2018 USA Games: July 5 Round-up

FEDERAL WAY, Wash. -- As the competitions enter its final days, the intensity is palpable and Special Olympics Southern California seems to just get stronger. Swimming Five Team SOSC swimmers competed in separate divisions of the 50-meter freestyle, and one shattered a personal-best time Thursday at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center. Nicolette Jones and ...

2018 USA Games: July 4 Round-up

A handful of Special Olympics Southern California athletes celebrated the Fourth of July in style, raking in medals as the competitions heat up. Golf REDMOND, Wash. -- All three Team SOSC golfers medaled in their respective divisions Wednesday at Willows Run Golf Course. Both Kent Menendez and Kyle Aragon had a host of supporters make ...

2018 USA Games: July 3 Round-up

SEATTLE, Wash. -- Two more Special Olympics Southern California teams felt the joy of a victory at the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games for the first time on Tuesday. Both the women's basketball team and Unified soccer team bounced back from 0-2 starts in pool play. Women's Basketball Bernadette Valencia scored 10 of her 12 ...

2018 USA Games: July 2 Round-up

FEDERAL WAY, Wash. -- Tyler Cribbs and the Special Olympics Southern California softball team set the tone Monday for the delegation. Tyler had a big day at the plate in a 12-10 win over South Dakota, the first of two victories on the day at Celebration Park. The shortstop went 3 for 3 and scored ...

USA Games Spotlight: Ashlee Bahr

By Sean Minnihan If there’s one endearing quality shared between the 66 Special Olympics Southern California athletes headed to Seattle this summer, it would undoubtedly be the commitment to set and achieve their goals. Ashlee Bahr is no different. “Special Olympics has helped me the most by getting stronger, overcoming my fears and anxiety, and ...

USA Games Spotlight: Jennifer Palacios

Jennifer Palacios' involvement with Special Olympics Southern California has led to happiness and a growing comfort socially. Now, in five days, it will take her to Seattle for a week sure to be full of memorable moments. Jennifer is one of 66 athletes taking part in the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games, which will be ...

USA Games Spotlight: Krystal Johnson

The embarrassment of riches keep coming for Krystal Johnson. Less than two weeks away from participation at the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games, it was announced Wednesday that the Western San Bernardino athlete was one of five Southern California athletes selected for the 2019 Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi. But before she shifts ...

USA Games Spotlight: James Morrell

Track and field athlete James Morrell is intent on making the most of his opportunity this July at the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games in Seattle. Regardless of the results, he will be satisfied knowing he put forth his best effort. "It means a lot," James said. "It's a once-in-a-lifetime chance. I don't know if ...

INSIDE SOSC: Fantastic Finishes at Summer Games

More than 1,100 athletes were determined to put forth their strongest effort at Special Olympics Southern California's 2018 Summer Games last weekend at Cal State Long Beach. The competition at the 2018 #SummerGames had the crowds on their feet during the  games and with a sore throat after. Split-second finishes, one-point contests and top-notch sportsmanship ...