Riley Baxter is Home from Special Olympics National Games
Riley Baxter is Home from Special Olympics National Games
Written by Greg Sapp
Monday, July 09, 2018

What a week for Riley Baxter!

The Montrose resident competed at the Special Olympics USA Games in Seattle, Washington this past week. The Dieterich school student was honored for her achievements with a parade Sunday down Main Street in Dieterich, including a ride in a fire truck.

The Special Olympics USA Games were held July 1-6. More than 4,000 Special Olympics athletes, coaches and representatives took part before thousands of spectators. The athletes competed in 14 team and individual sports.

Riley did very well. She competed in four events, winning the silver medal in the 400 meter relay and taking the bronze medal in the 400 meter dash. She also finished fourth in the 800 meter run and sixth place in the long jump.

Riley is the 13-year-old daughter of Doug and Melani Baxter.