Sandy Hollis was ready to compete, with the shoelaces on her rarely worn brown gym shoes tied tight and white socks pulled up to her shins.
“I only wear these when running,” said Hollis, a 17-year-old junior at Jerry L. White Center in Detroit.
Hollis was competing in the 50-meter dash on the track at Renaissance High School, near her school on the city’s northwest side. She was among hundreds of students from 27 Detroit Public Schools taking part May 18, 2012 in the 34th annual Special Olympics Detroit Summer Games.
The events included 50- and 100-meter dashes, softball toss, wheelchair races, standing long jump and turbo javelin.
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Source: Detroit Free Press