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Special Olympics State Qualifiers

By Staff | May 3, 2008

Holly Jane Kusserow Smidt, north area director of Iowa Special Olympics announced the Estherville Parks and Recreation team’s 2008 state qualifying athletes for the Summer Games.

Due to inclement weather, the district competition in track and field and aquatics was canceled.

The qualifiers were selected by their times sent in for district competition.

Those qualifying in track and field events are:

John Bunge – 50-meter walk.

Bruce Dubberke – softball throw

Ryan Etherington – 100meter run, shot put and 4×100 relay

Ryan Foster – 4×100 relay

Jesse Hatland – 100-meter run, shot put and 4×100 relay

Todd West – 100-meter run, softball throw and 4×100-meter relay

Lynda Hart – 100-meter walk

Sandy Porter – 50-meter walk

Ashley Stubbs 30-meter motorized slalom and 30-meters motorized straight

Krystal Tendal – 50-meter walk

Swimming qualifiers are:

Connor Probst – 25-meter freestyle and 100-meter relay

Mack Torres – 100-meter freestyle, 100-meter backstroke and 100-meter relay

Alex Torres – 25-meter freestyle, 50-meter freestyle and 100-meter relay

Ryan Williams – 100 freestyle, 25-meter backstroke and 100-meter relay

Chelsey Moffitt – 50-meter freestyle, 50-meter backstroke and 100-meter relay

Kristina Prentice – 25-meter freestyle and 100-meter relay

Kelsey Shirk – 25-meter backstroke and 100-meter relay

Desirea Schuder – 10-meter relay.

All athletes will participate in the summer games at Iowa State University in Ames May 22-24.

Athletes will also compete in soccer, tennis and bocce.