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Unified Track

From the Special Olympics of PA website


 Unified Track and Field:

  • Unified Track and Field is offered from March to May

    • Teams practice a minimum of twice a week and participate in three competitions

    • A team consists of 12-30 athletes, proportional number of students with and without intellectual disabilities

    • Official events include:

Track Events   Field Events

100 meters   Shot Put

400 meters  Running Long Jump

800 Meters Mini-Jav

4 x 400 meter relay 

4 x 100 meter replay 

    • On a Unified Track and Field team, students with and without intellectual disabilities compete alongside each.

    • Each team members competes in one field event, one track event and one relay.

    • Competition divisions are based on similar ability levels to ensure meaningful involvement. 

    • Based on their place of finish, competitors earn points for their high school’s Unified Track and Field team

      • 5 points for 1st place

      • 3 points for 2nd place

      • 1 point for 3rd place 

      • The team which accumulates the most points wins the meet or invitational.

  • Upcoming Track & Field Events:

    • Each county/cluster of school districts will host several regular season competitions, including a County Championship

    • SOPA hosts the IUS Track and Field Championship at PIAA T&F Championships, Shippensburg University in May.

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