Bib #438 is Langley Special Olympics athlete Michael Savage running like greased lightning to the finish line for a first place finish in his 400 metre race.

Special Olympics holds regional track qualifiers

2016 BC Special Olympics Track and Field regional qualifiers took place for the athletes from regions 2, 3, 4, 5, 7 and 8.

On the weekend of June 11-12 at McLeod Athletic Park in Langley the 2016 BC Special Olympics Track and Field regional qualifiers took place for the athletes from regions 2, 3, 4, 5, 7 and 8.

Top athletes from this regional qualifier will be competing at the 2017 Special Olympics Provincial Summer Games.

Events that the athletes took part in over the course of the weekend included 10,000 metres, 5,000 metres, 3,000 metres, 1,500 metres, 800 metres, 400 metres, 200 metres, 100 metres, 50 metres, standing/running long jump, high jump, mini javelin, shot put, 100 metres hurdles and 110 metres hurdles.