FCHS Special Olympics

Placing Forest City Special Olympians are, from left, front: A.J. Rodriguez, Skyler Pedalty and Austin Jager; back: Leon Lopez, Brandon Fields, Michelle Jermeland and Jacob Leitz. Not pictured are Amber Burgess, Zach Hesseling, Gracie Conrad and Alexis Bautling.

Forest City Special Olympians participated at the track and field state meet in Ames at Iowa State University Friday, May 24.

Athletes competed in several divisions. State qualifiers received the following results:

Leon Lopez, first place in softball throw; Amber Burgess, fourth place in softball throw; Michelle Jermeland, fourth place in softball throw; Austin Jager, first place in softball throw; Zach Hesseling, second place in softball throw; Jacob Leitz, sixth place in softball throw; A.J. Rodriguez, first place in softball throw; Brandon Fields, eighth place in softball throw; and Skyler Pedalty, first place in softball throw.

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Also advancing to the state meet but unable to attend were Gracie Conrad and Alexis Bautling.

Forest City's area event scheduled in April at Spirit Lake was cancelled to do weather, so each athlete was allowed to choose one event at the state level.

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