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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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Bocce athlete makes friends, inspires laughter

July 20, 2010

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Rex Young makes friends at the bocce competition during the 2010 Special Olympics USA National Games.

Story: Kaitlin Arntz and Elizabeth Kavan, University of Nebraska-Lincoln



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Athletes show their pride at Opening Ceremony

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The Special Olympics flag being raised during the Opening Ceremony Sunday afternoon
Photo by Chelsey Wahlstrom at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Photos arranged by Chelsey Criner at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Find pictures of your state: (all photos are by students from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln)
Alabama
Photo by Andrea Evers
Alaska
Photo by Chelsey Wahlstrom
Arizona
Photo by Dora Lopez
Arkansas
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California
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Colorado
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Connecticut
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District of Columbia
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Deleware
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Florida
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Georgia
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Idaho
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Illinois
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Indiana
Photos by Andrea Evers
Iowa
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Kansas
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Kentucky
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Louisiana
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Maine
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Maryland
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Massachusetts
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Michigan
Photo by Andrea Evers
Minnesota
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Mississippi
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Missouri
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Montana
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Nebraska
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Nevada
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New Hampshire
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New Jersey
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New Mexico
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New York
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North Carolina
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North Dakota
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Ohio
Photo by Dora Lopez
Oklahoma
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Oregon
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Pennsylvania
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Rhode Island
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South Carolina
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South Dakota
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Tennessee
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Texas
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Utah
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Vermont
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Virginia
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Washington
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West Virginia
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Wisconsin
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Wyoming
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