Special Olympics Orange County athletes earned bushels of medals in athletics (track & field), cycling, softball at SONC Summer Games in Raleigh where nearly 1,900 competed in nine sports.
Here are Orange medal winners and coaches by sport:
Athletics, Kwame Alston, first 200m dash, second 400 run, third 100m dash; Steven Burger, second 200 dash; Michael Buxton, third 200 dash; Florin Caligari, first 400 run, second 100, 200 dash; Anna Coleman, first 500, 800 run, third 200 dash; Molly Coolidge, first 100, 200 dash, second mini javelin; Markell Corwin, first 400 run, third 200 dash; Lacinda Farrow, second 100 dash; Clara Feale, first 400 run, second 100, 200 dash; Zachary Fields, first 400 run, third 200 dash; Caleb Hearne, third 200 dash; Julia Kenney, first 400 run, second 100, 200 dash; Laila Kathard, third 400 run.
Also, Max Kuller, second 400 run, third 200 run; Scott Lambeth, third 400 run; Chris Lanier, first 100 dash, third 200, 400 run; Luke Lee, first 200 dash, 400 run; Alexandre Martel-Matt, first 400 run, third 200 dash; Ronald McKay, second 200 dash; Brian O’Donnell, first 100 dash, 400 run, second 200 dash; Adam Ricci, second 100, 200 dash, 400 run; Samuel Rojas, second 400 run, third 100 dash; Frank Ricky Sampson, first 100 dash; Carol Spilotras, second mini javelin, 200 dash; Preston Uhlenberg, first 200 dash, 400 run, third 100 dash.
Track/Relay Teams, Orange Lean Mean Running Machines of Unity, first 4×100 relay; Orange Lean Mean Running Rebels of Joy, first 4×100 relay; Orange Lean Mean Running Rebels of Love, first 4×100 relay; Orange Lean Mean Running Rebels of Happiness, second 4×100 relay.
Volunteer coaches for athletics were Bernie Prabucki, Dana Hanson-Baldauf, Rachel Robinson, Sharla Coleman, Elizabeth Fouts, Joel Williams, Eric Rubenstein, Madi Baldauf, Evy Coleman, Shelley Walter.
Cycling, Sarah Austin, second 500m time trial, third 1K TT; Drake Betts, first 5K, 10K, 15K road race; Phillip Chall, first 1K, 5K TT, third 500m TT; Priscilla Crisp, third 500m TT; Ryan Day, first 5K. 10K RR, second 15K RR; Noah Honeycutt, second 5K, 10K, 15K RR; William Jennings, first 5K RR, 1K TT, 500m TT; Gabriel McBride, first 5K TT, second 500M TT, third 1K TT; Ishan Munshi, second 5K TT, third 1K, 500m TT; Suzette Snyder, second 1K TT; Edwin Toscano, first 1K, 5K TT. Coaches were Jim Fink, Coleman Day, Wiley Betts.
Softball Team, Tar Heel Braves, second. Teams were merged into one for Summer Games. Coaches were Erick Swaine, Pat Barnes, Lee Barnes, Samantha Snow, Jessica Sorrentino, Jonathan Wilson, Morgan Landis, Hunter Perkins.
Softball Individual Skills, first, Lisa Marion, Michael Mathysee, John Fabian Springs, Joseph Tataro, Latasha Rene Whitted; second, Robert T. Atwater, Anthony Cerillo, Erin Montgomery, Christie Knudson; third, Bobby Lee, Mason Tallman, Dana Vanderlinden, Bryson C. Watkins, Emily Wiley. Coaches were Darcy Wilson, Sharon Kirkman, Mike Madden, Pat Conway, Grace Baldauf.