2019 SOPA/PIAA Unified Track & Field Championship
Pennsylvania high school students, with and without intellectual disabilities, participated in the 5th Annual Special Olympics PA Interscholastic Unified Track and Field Championships at Shippensburg University on May 24 & 25 with the goal of promoting inclusion and acceptance.
The Unified Track and Field Championship was held in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) Track and Field Championships.
Competition involved students from the following high schools and counties: George Washington/Philadelphia, Allderdice/Pittsburgh, Fox Chapel/Allegheny County, Red Lion/York County, Pennridge/Bucks County, Carbondale Area/Lackawanna County, Souderton/Montgomery County, and General McLane/Erie County. All participants were a part of the Special Olympics Pennsylvania Unified Champion Schools program.
Each Unified Track and Field team was comprised of co-ed members and consisted of a proportional number of students both with and without intellectual disabilities. During the Championship, the teams competed in one of three divisions and were grouped with members of similar abilities to participate in shot put, mini javelin, running long jump, 4 x 100 Unified Relay, and 100, 400, and 800 meter events.
Final results from the 2019 Interscholastic Unified Track & Field Championships:
- George Washington High School – 1st Place
- General McLane High School – 2nd Place
- Souderton Area High School – Tied for 3rd Place
- Red Lion Area High School – Tied for 3rd Place
- Fox Chapel Area High School – 5th Place
- Pennridge High School – 6th Place
- Carbondale Area High School – 7th Place
- Allderdice High School – 8th Place