Monday, 03 June 2019 15:28

Richmond County Special Olympics athletes bring home the gold

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Malik Covington, Kevin Wall, Caleb Blake, Justyce Stevenson, Caleb Moore, Keith Wall,  Gabriel Streeter, Kevan Farris, Dallas Jeter and  Ronae Durham pose after winning their medals at the 2019 Special Olympics Summer Games in Raleigh this weekend. Malik Covington, Kevin Wall, Caleb Blake, Justyce Stevenson, Caleb Moore, Keith Wall, Gabriel Streeter, Kevan Farris, Dallas Jeter and Ronae Durham pose after winning their medals at the 2019 Special Olympics Summer Games in Raleigh this weekend. Contributed photo

ROCKINGHAM — Richmond County Special Olympics athletes brought home a combined 14 gold medals from the state summer games in Raleigh this weekend.


Ronae Durham and Dallas Jeter both were awarded gold in all three athletic events: standing long jump, softball throw and 50m dash.

The bowling team of Joy Frye, Nicholas Glaze, D’Nautica Everett, Thomas Berry and Thomas Carlisle also won the gold.

Individual bowlers Shawn Richardson and Daniel Skipper each were awarded bronze and the doubles teams of Josh Dazey and Tim Corcoran, and  Dawn Grooms and Elizabeth Horner snagged silver medals.

Here’s how the other athletes performed in the athletics division:

Keith Wall

Standing Long Jump - 4th Place Ribbon

Softball Throw - Bronze Medal

50m Dash - Gold Medal

Kevin Wall

Standing Long Jump - Bronze Medal

Softball Throw - 4th Place Ribbon

50m Dash - Bronze Medal

Caleb Moore

Standing Long Jump - Bronze Medal

Softball Throw - Silver Medal

50m Dash - Bronze Medal

Justyce Stevenson

Standing Long Jump - Gold Medal

Softball Throw - Gold Medal

50m Dash - Silver Medal

Kevan Farris

Standing Long Jump - Gold Medal

Softball Throw - Bronze Medal

50m Dash - Gold Medal

Gabriel Streeter

Standing Long Jump - Silver Medal

Softball Throw - 5th Place Ribbon

50m Dash - Silver Medal

Caleb Blake

Standing Long Jump - Gold Medal

Softball Throw - Bronze Medal

50m Dash - Bronze Medal

Malik Covington

Standing Long Jump - Silver Medal

Softball Throw - Silver Medal

50m Dash - Gold Medal

The athletes, along with Special Olympics Coordinator Theressa Smith and several coaches, left for the games Friday afternoon. Smith also served as head of the Richmond County delegation.

The coaches were:

Bowling Singles - Lori Richardson and Christena Powell

Bowling Doubles - Barbara Heaton

Team - Judy Roscoe

Athletics - Ryan Upton and Stephanie Upton

 

“I am very proud of all our Richmond County Special Olympics athletes,” said Smith. “These 21 athletes did an excellent job of representing our county.”