The Leavenworth County Special Olympics track and field team recently participated at the Metro Area Meet at Blue Valley Northwest.

The team came home with many medals, according to head coach Vicki Lozenski. Along with the medals, Demarco Stoudamire participated in the torch run during the opening ceremonies and Bryan Hogg received a Spirit of Special Olympics award. Lozenski was also honored as she was named the 2019 Metro Coach of the Year.

The Leavenworth County Special Olympics Program will host their annual meet Saturday at Lansing Middle School.

The opening ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. and be followed by the track and field events with approximately 140 athletes participating. The athletes will represent Leavenworth County, Douglas County, Bonner Springs and Kansas City, Kansas. 

Concessions will be available with the proceeds going to the Leavenworth County Special Olympics Program. 

The event is expected to run until 4 p.m.

For more information, contact Lozenski at or 913-683-8531.