U.S. Paralympics, a division of the United States Olympic Committee, announced today the 2014 U.S. Paralympics Track and Field High School All-Americans. Among the stand-out athletes, Washington State was well represented with six, of which, three hail from Spokane and are members of ParaSport Spokane.
Leading the charge, Michael “Zane” Magin a Junior at Mead High School ranks #1 in the 100m, 8th in the 200m and Long Jump. Magin made his mark this summer at the National Junior Disability Championships when he won the 100, 200 and 400m as well as the long jump, setting many personal records in the process. Zane is setting his sights on the 2015 ParaPan American Games in Toronto next summer.
Mikila Salazar, a graduate of West Valley High School, who is now attending the University of Texas at Arlington is ranked 4th in the 800m. Salazar placed 5th in the 800m at the U.S. Paralympic National Track and Field Championships this summer in San Mateo, CA.
Michael Hoyt, a sophomore at Mt. Spokane ranks 8th in the 800m. Hoyt won the 800m at the National Junior Disability Championships and set a personal record.
ParaSport Spokane’s Head Track and Field Coach Teresa Skinner is very proud of the athletes, stating, “this is a hard working crew and we are blessed with many competitive opportunities in the community to help them develop to this level. This is a real compliment to this community and the support that it shows to athletes with disabilities.” Congrats go out to the Mead, Mt. Spokane and West Valley track & field and cross country coaches for all of their great work with these athletes.
Follow this link to the U.S. Paralympic All-American Press Release