Kristen Messer, Austin Pruitt, center, and Amberlynn Weber, shown July 19 at West Valley High School, have qualified for the Paralympics in London this summer. The three, all members of Team St. Luke’s, will compete in track events along with Susannah Scaroni. (SR photo: Jesse Tinsley)
The heat radiated from the track at West Valley High School one afternoon last week. Austin Pruitt, 17, zipped down the track, sunlight glinting off the wheels of his racing chair. He and three other members of Team St. Luke’s are training hard. They’ve been selected to represent the U.S. as part of the Track and Field team in the London 2012 Paralympic Games. Pruitt is fairly new to track, but he’s already made his mark. “I went to the World Championships in New Zealand in 2011 and came home with a bronze medal in the 200 meter.” In London, he’ll compete in the 100 and 200 meter races/Cindy Hval, SR. More here.
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