Killeen Cove Hood Phantoms Special Olympics team

The Killeen Cove Hood Phantoms Special Olympics team, above, has enjoyed much success this spring.

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The Killeen Cove Hood Phantoms, a Special Olympics Texas team, enjoyed great success in two April track and field meets.

“Our athletes each did an outstanding job,” said Mary Lehman, one of the team’s coaches. “Our athletes range in ages from about 22 through 46. Everybody worked real hard.”

Most recently, the Phantoms competed at the Special Olympics Texas Area 12 Track and Field Meet on April 25 at Waco Connally High School. Area 12 serves twelve counties in Central Texas.

For the Phantoms, Steven Arbuckle took second in the 100-meter run and fourth in the standing long jump; Jessica Bearden took second in the 200 run and first in the running long jump; Ronnie Buckner took fourth in the 100 run and fourth in the standing long jump; Danielle Ducheteau took first in the 50 walk and third in the standing long jump; Kelvin Hall took second in the 200 run and fourth in running long jump; Regina Haggard took second in 100 run and second in standing long jump; Angela Heidler finished first in 100 walk and first in shot put; Monica Larroy was third in 100 run and fourth in standing long jump; Keith Lawson was first in 100 run and second in softball throw; Diane Lehman was second in 100 run and second in standing long jump; Robin Lehman took first in 100 run and fourth in standing long jump; Robert Marley was third in 50 run and second in shot put; Meagan Marlow took third in 100 run and first in standing long jump; Joel Moses was first in 200 run and second in running long jump; Mike Peterson took first in 400 walk and second in shot put; Nathaniel Powell took first in 100 run and first in shot put; Jill Ramirez was first in 100 run and first in shot put; Corey Richardson was third in 200 run and first in standing long jump; Jennifer Singleton was first in 50 run and first in softball throw; Wesley Torrez was fourth in 50 run and first in softball throw; and LaShon Vaughn took first in 100 run and first in standing long jump.

“We started practicing in February,” Lehman said. “The only days we didn’t practice was when it rained. I also want to add that this team also did great at a meet in Gatesville on April 18.”

Contact Allan Mandell at amandell@kdhnews.com or 254-501-7566 and read his column at KDHPressbox.com

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