Unified Track and Field Makes History at Murray High School

April 29, 2015 Track and Field Blog Updates

As many of you know, Unified Track and Field was introduced to Kentucky this season with the new partnership between Special Olympics Kentucky and the KHSAA.  Please take a moment to read this article by the Murray Ledger about Murray High Schools experience this past week as the Murray Tigers added several new members to their track team including students with disabilities and students without disabilities competing together.

http://murrayledger.com/news/all-about-the-u-mhs-unified-track-team-makes-debut/article_c5e02d3e-ee1e-11e4-8213-6fa16b83dfe5.html

The KHSAA looks forward to four confirmed schools with special needs athletes competing in the regional competitions over the next few weeks. The schools participating in Unified are Murray, Ballard, and North Hardin, as well as Wayne County and their wheelchair athlete.

In a survey conducted in April over 20 schools confirmed that they are considering adding the program for next track and field season. The KHSAA and SOKY look forward to the program growing.  Please contact apassafiume@khsaa.org or abell@soky.org for more information.

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The KHSAA staff routinely publishes blog posts to better communicate with its various constituencies and the public. The blogs for specific sports and sport-activities are on that sport or sport activity main page, and there are general information blogs at http://khsaa.org/news-stats-pubs/sports-blogs/

 

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