Mustangs take part in Special Olympics in Marble Falls

The Marble Falls Independent School District Special Olympics track-and-field meet celebrated its third year April 5 at Mustang Stadium in Marble Falls. About 155 Special Olympic athletes ages 12 to 21 from 11 schools were expected. Marble Falls ISD had 16 athletes competing. Staff photos by Jennifer Fierro

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Special OlympicsMarble Falls Special Olympians Jairo Ortiz (front row, left) and Johnathan Estrada; and Michael Thigston (back row, left), Jacob Phillips, Rudy Franco and Trevor Phillips compete during the track-and-field meet at Mustang Stadium on April 5.

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Special OlympicsMarble Falls Special Olympians Trevor Phillips (left), Rudy Franco and Michael Thigston wear medals and a ribbon for competing in a throwing event.

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Special OlympicsMarble Falls Special Olympian Tanner Worthing throws a softball during one of the field events.

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Special OlympicsMarble Falls Special Olympian Briant Atkinson jumps more than four meters to win the long jump.

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Special OlympicsMarble Falls Special Olympian Briant Atkinson receives a gold medal for winning the long jump.

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Special OlympicsLlano Special Olympians Isaac O’Neil (left) and Caleb Hinton receive medals for a throwing event.

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