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Globe trotting Olympian trains at Mt. Hood

By Jonathan Zacarias

2018 Janna Vander Meulen
Meet Janna Vander Meulen.

Born in Buckley, Washington, but raised in the nearby town of Puyallup, Vander Meulen was introduced to sports at a very young age. Her mother had noticed how active and athletic she was and decided to sign her up for sports. Janna did a little of everything, ranging from gymnastics to swimming, though she soon fell in love with soccer, where she initially wasn’t looking forward to trying out.

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Source: The Advocate

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USADTF announces approval of 19 new records for 2017

USA Deaf Track  FieldUSA Deaf Track & Field announced that a total of 19 new approved indoor and outdoor track & field performance records were made this year in 2017.

Visit the link for the 19 new approved records for 2017.

RIT's Otto Kingstedt Seeks First NCAA XC Title By Deaf Runner

By Lincoln Shryack

RITAfter Otto Kingstedt broke the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) 10,000m record back in April, he was so excited he could barely sleep. Kingstedt had destroyed the 21-year-old mark by 14 seconds, and did so while cutting nearly three minutes off his PR. The Division III runner had even covered the final 5,000m faster than his previous best in the distance -- running the last 3.1 miles in 14:41.

But there was more to that run than just a school record and personal best; something else kept the Swedish athlete awake.

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Source: FloTrack

Thank you SMSU: Alex Weis grateful for the journey with Mustangs’ track and field team

By Sam Thiel

Southwest Minnesota StateMARSHALL – Alex Weis has had a long last couple of weeks. After wrapping up his collegiate career for the Southwest Minnesota State University track and field team, Weis recently returned from a week-long trip to Samsun, Turkey, where he competed for Team USA at the Summer Deaflympics. Weis placed fifth in the shot put with a throw of 15.75m, sixth in the hammer throw with a toss of 50.88m and was the top American thrower in both events. He wrapped up competition by placing fifth in the discus with a throw of 47.92m.

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Source: Marshall Independent

Sure-footed Simon Kibai lights up Kipchoge Keino Stadium

Triple Deaflympics champion Simon Kibai on Tuesday proved he is the king of men’s 5,000m after, beating his opponents by a gap of 200m during Safaricom National Deaf Athletics Championships at Kipchoge Keino Stadium in Eldoret.

Kibai, who clocked 14min,33.2secs, said through sign language interpreter that that he had been training hard for the races as he is eyeing a place in the national team for Deaflympic Games to be held in Turkey in July.

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Source: Daily Nation

UT track and field gets boost from Volscars

By Dan Fleser

University of TennesseeGashaw Duhamel, a deaf distance runner who competes for cross country and track and field, received the inspiration award.

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Source: Knoxville News Sentinel

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