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Relay events headline Day 3 of aquatics competition

July 21, 2010

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From the 200 meter backstroke, to the 25 meter and 4×25 meter freestyle, Special Olympics athletes put the crowd on its feet for much of the morning Wednesday at the Bob Devaney Sports Center natatorium. Maine won the women’s preliminary 4×25 meter freestyle race with a time of 1:39:61. Nebraska came in second, followed by Rhode Island.

Races will continue until 4 p.m. today, with the first medal event coming later this afternoon. Stay tuned for more results and coverage of the 2010 Special Olympics U.S.A. National Games, brought to you by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s College of Journalism and Mass Communications.
Photo by: Billy Schammert, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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Steven Drysdale, 24, Boston, Mass., and Brendan O’Keefe, 32, Wakefield, Mass., watch their teammates swim Wednesday morning. O’Keefe is competing in his second Special Olympics, while Drysdale is in his first. Drysdale said his favorite part about the games is, “making new friends.”
Photo by: Billy Schammert, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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Sometimes the old guys finish first. (Top to bottom) David Karras, 34, Ariz., Greg Ashworth, 54, Okla., Andrew Wuthrow, 30 Kan., and Ted Harris, 42, Neb., competed in the one of the many 25 meter freestyle preliminary races Wednesday Morning. The race was won by the oldest of the group, Ashworth.
Photo by: Billy Schammert, University of Nebraska-Lincoln



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