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Tribune photo by Jessica Lovell

College Heights high school’s Maverick Wrightson leaps his way into a second-place finish in the running long jump during the Special Olympics track and field meet at St. James high school.

Hundreds compete in Special Olympics track and field

The annual Special Olympics track and field meet Friday brought together more than 500 athletes with special needs from 60 elementary and secondary schools in Guelph and Wellington and Dufferin counties.

The event, which took place at St. James high school, included track-and-field staples such as long jump, shot put and the 400-metre dash, as well as events like the bean-bag toss and soft-ball throw, geared toward those with special needs.

The hundreds of competitors who came out to take part shared the field with hundreds of volunteers, staff, peer coaches, and family and friends who came out to cheer them on and make the day a success.

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