Alaska Athletes Represent Interior in Special Olympics

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska - Down in Seatlle, the Special Olympics plays on the center stage with over 4,000 athletes competing in the games for its 50th Anniversary.
But let's not forget, that we have Alaskan athletes down there representing the Interior as well.
Fairbanks native Demiko Colbert has already captured 2 silver medals and a sixth place ribbon.
In the 100 meter dash, Colbert finished in second with a time of 14.22 seconds.
Then in the 200, Colbert once again struck silver with a time of 29-point-7 seconds.
In the long jump, he finished in 6th with a distance of 2.55 meters.
Ayesha Abdul-Jilil from Anchorage took home the gold in the 100 meter dash with a time of 22.08 seconds.
Josh Cohen from Ketchikan won the bocce single title, and Wasilla's Misty Dutton took bronze in the bocce.
She also earned third in the bocce doubles with teammate Farah Matlock.
Garrett Stortz who hails from Palmer, won gold in the level 5 high performance golf with an overall score of 262, with rounds of 84, 91, and 87.
Then we have the Unified bowling team from Homer made up of Lee Grunstad, Jody Herd, Richard Everett, and Robin Daugherty who took silver with a score of 1,596 points.
Then there was Pam Stevens from Anchorage, who scored 4 medals in the power lifting competitions.
She scored a silver in the squat at 145.5 pounds, took bronze in the bench press at 70.5 pounds, deadlift at 180.77 pounds, and overall category at 396.8 pounds.