It was ironic that we woke to seeing Teresa Skinner being recognized as one of the 2023 Women of the Year on the front page of the Spokesman Review on Thanksgiving Day!
Such an worthy honor and recognition long coming. We couldn't be happier.
We're so glad that the world is becoming aware of the impact that we are having in this community and how passionate our great leader is for the athletes that we serve.
Check out the Spokesman story by clicking here.
Alicia Guerrero -Wapato, WA -F64 Amputee Thrower
This was Alicia’s first Parapan Games and international competition. She has previously attended the University of Illinois as a wheelchair basketball player and is now living back in Wapato in preparations for the Paris Paralympics in 2024
The 20 year old from Wapato threw the discus in the F64 (F= Field, 64=disability classification) classification.
Bob Hunt -Spokane, WA -T53 Wheelchair racer
Santiago was Hunt’s second Parapan Games The 33 year old EWU student raced the 100m and 400m T53 Wheelchair races. Aside from wheelchair racing, Bob is also a EWU wheelchair basketball player, a junior wheelchair racing coach and the coach of the ParaSport Spokane Junior Varsity wheelchair basketball team.
400m -Bronze PR
Taylor Swanson -Spokane, WA -T37 Sprinter with Cerebral Palsy
Swanson, 31, just recently moved to Spokane from Seattle to train with ParaSport Spokane, she only discovered Para Track and Field last summer and has quickly rose to international prominence. This was her first Parapan Games and international games.
200m -Silver PR
Hannah Dederick, Spokane, WA -T54 Wheelchair Racer
ParaSport Spokane alumni -Currently a student at the University of Illinois
Dederick, 21, -3 gold / 1 silver / 1 bronze
Hannah had one of the most exciting races in the 1500m where she raced a very strategic and tactical race to out-sprint her Brazilian opponents to take the win.
100m - Gold
400m – Gold
Universal Relay -Bronze
Phillip Croft, Spokane, WA -T53 Wheelchair Racer
ParaSport Spokane alumni -Currently a student at the University of Illinois.
Croft, 24, - 2 Bronze / 1 Silver
This was the second Parapan American Games for Croft.
100m -Bronze PR
400m -Silver PR
800m -7th PR
Learn more about the Para Track and Field Classification: https://lexi.global/sports/athletics
International Paralympic Committee Media Reporting Best Practices: https://www.paralympic.org/sites/default/files/2021-01/IPC%20Guide%20to%20Reporting%20on%20Para%20Athletes.pdf
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