06-27-14: Hundreds compete in 25th Annual Special Spring Track Meet
06-27-14: Hundreds compete in 25th Annual Special Spring Track Meet
Posted on 06/18/2014
ImageMore than 300 elementary, junior high, and high school students competed this spring in the 25th Annual Special Spring Track Meet at Sparks Stadium.

 

The ceremony opened with a presentation of colors by Firgrove Elementary student Maddy Hunt, Spinning Elementary student Hayden Hagstrom, Aylen Junior High student Michael Job, and Rogers High student Molly Jackson.

 

Hundreds of spectators remained standing as Ballou Junior High student Crystal Guzman sang “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

 

Ballou Junior High teacher Teresa Lockey welcomed guests to the 25th Annual event, which was dedicated to Gordon Golliet, a former Puyallup School District Director of Special Education.

 

“Twenty-five years ago, he supported our vision to come together at a spring track meet to celebrate the accomplishments and hard work of all our students,” Lockey said. “Thank you, Gordon, for believing in our dream!”

 

Lockey also thanked numerous volunteers, including adults and student peer partners, for helping and encouraging athletes.

 

Students received ribbons, applause, and cheers from the crowd as they competed in the annual softball toss, wheelchair races, and running races. 

 

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