Special olympics athletes medal at fall tourney
CASPER — Sublette County Special Olympics participants Braylee White, Ian Jones and Scott Covill traveled to Casper on Thursday, Oct. 12, to participate in the cycling events at the Wyoming Special Olympics fall tournament. Due to pouring rain and raging winds, the competition was moved inside the Ford Wyoming Center, where cyclists completed laps around the concourse at dangerous speeds.
Braylee White snatched up gold in each of her three events in Division D1. She completed the 500-meter race with a time of 1:28.75. She finished the 1K race in 4:07.25. It took her only 8:24.40 to finish the 2K. Congratulations, Speedy! She had a smile on the whole day!
Ian Jones also participated in the 500M, 1K and 2K, earning himself two silver medals and one bronze. His 500M time was 2:15, earning him third place and the bronze medal. Jones had a time of 6:50.60 in the 1K, securing a silver medal. His 2K time of 12:00.00 earned him a second silver medal. He would have preferred the outdoors race to doing laps but he kept going!
Scott Covill placed fourth in the 500M, with a time of 2:37.88. He also nabbed fourth place in the 2K, finishing in 11:56.18. Covill snagged gold in the 1K in Division D2, with a time of 6:50.50. Covill and Jones finished within a tenth of a second of each other. Covill endured a collision in the 2K and didn’t like the indoor setting, but he finished the races!
Here’s hoping for better weather next year! Good job, athletes.
Anyone interested in participating with Special Olympics in Sublette County can contact Gayle Hamner at 307-679-8752.