Unified Track Meet Brings Student Athletes Together

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL – Runners will take their mark on Thursday, March 8, 2018, for this year’s Unified Track Meet scheduled for 3:00 PM. Here, participants with and without intellectual disabilities partner to form teams representing Fort Pierce Central, Fort Pierce Westwood, Port St. Lucie, St. Lucie West Centennial, and Treasure Coast High Schools. They will convene at Lawnwood Stadium in Fort Pierce, Florida to compete in track and field events including the 4×100 meter relay, 4×400 meter relay, 100 meter dash, and softball toss.

 

St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) Athletic Director Jill Willette explains that Thursday’s meet serves as a preliminary event in preparation for the Unified regional meet slated for April. “This Thursday is a wonderful opportunity for our teams to practice their events and have a great time as well as promote the mutual respect students have for one another,” she added.

 

About St. Lucie Public Schools

St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) ranks fifth in Florida and proudly serves as the highest-ranking District on the Treasure Coast with a graduation rate of 90.1 percent.  As a B rated District, there are no failing schools, and SLPS has the distinction of being recognized as one of St. Lucie County’s Best Places to Work.  The mission of SLPS is to ensure all students graduate from safe and caring schools equipped with the knowledge, skills and desire to succeed. For more information, visit http://www.stlucieschools.org.

 

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