Midway Advances to State UIL Unified Track & Field Meet

Midway athletes competed in the UIL Unified Track & Field Regional Meet earlier this spring, earning second place to qualify for the state meet in San Antonio.

Unified is a branch under Special Olympics, and Unified teams include special education athletes and general education partners training and competing together in the same events.

Although the athletes compete individually, they are scored together with their partners to encourage a truly unified partnership. They are also held to the exact same standards and rules as athletes in traditional UIL Track & Field meets. 

At the Unified State Meet, the Midway athletes and their partners participated in the 100m dash, 4x100m relay, long jump and shot put events.

Congratulations to the following students and coaches on their achievement and dedication to Unified Sports!

Phillip Auchard
Jacob Brown
Shanelle Cordero
Derek Kingston
Chandler Hooper
Davonte Portis
Madi Potts
Nikolai Seibel

Kaitlyn Bowden
Shelby Buchanan
Cole Copas
Mason Daniel
Neveah Gonzales
Kylie Pankonien
Brynn Simcik

Student Coaches:
Madelyn McCrae and Kathryn Sparks

Student Managers:
DQ Portis and Cayle Scheutz

Julie Biezenski, Jordyn Baugh, Raygen Barron and Julie Potts