RADD Roadrunners earn Special Olympics medals

Local athletes compete in running, javelin events

Three members of Pleasanton's Recreational Activities for the Developmentally Disabled (RADD) Roadrunners team combined to win seven medals at the Special Olympics Northern California Summer Games in Davis last weekend.

Jennifer Thomas led the Roadrunners' strong track-and-field showing, winning gold in the 400-meter and taking a pair of silver medals -- 200-meter and TurboJav event (javelin throwing).

Ryan Butterly won gold in the 800-meter and brought home bronze medals in the 200- and 400-meter races.

Greg Neves earned a silver medal in the 400-meter. He also finished sixth in the 800-meter and seventh in the 200-meter.

"Summer Games is the culminating competition for our spring sports season and is one of the largest Special Olympics sporting competitions in Northern California, with over 600 athletes competing," Roadrunners coach Kay King said.

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