Jude Orlando led Special Panthers to victory at state track meet
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Jude Orlando led a 13 – member contingent, representing the Bayonne Recreation Panthers

Special Olympics track and field team, by copping two gold medals at the recently – held 2014 SONJ chapter summer games.

The three –day event was contested at the college of New Jersey (in Ewing) & the results follow:

800m walk:

4th - Jody Czucza and Barbara Mari

2nd - (silver medal) – Siearra Battle

400m walk:

6th – Jody Czucza

3rd – (bronze medal) – Wendy Didomenico

2nd – (silver medal) – Barbara Mari

1st – (gold medal) – Siearra Battle

100m walk:

4th - Michael Walsh

1st – (gold medal) – Debbie Lesane & Jude Orlando

200m dash:

3rd – (bronze medal) – Roger Belanger

2nd – (silver medal) – Samantha Ciemiecki & Ronald Benitez

1st – (gold medal) – Nicole Bawiec & Violet Malcolm

100m dash: 1st – (gold medal) – Francheska Huentelaf

Softball throw:

6th – Nicole Bawiec

4th – Debbie Lesane & Michael Walsh

3rd – (bronze medal) – Samantha Ciemiecki

2nd – (silver medal) – Wendy Didomenico

1st – (gold medal) – Jude Orlando

Shot put:

3rd – (bronze medal) – Violet Malcolm

Mini - jav:

5th – Ronald Benitez

4th – Francheska Huentelaf

1st – (gold medal) – Roger Belanger

The panther’s weekend was capped – off by their two relay squads:

4x100m relay (Panthers):

6th – Roger Belanger, Samantha Ciemiecki, Nicole Bawiec & Ronald Benitez

4x100m walk relay (Jaguars):

1st (gold medal) became two – time defending state champions in this event

Barbara Mari, Siearra Battle, Jody Czucza & Debbie Lesane

Their very proud coaches Denise Bawiec, Theresa Diaz, and Tom Moody, who were ably assisted by Veronica Burns, accompanied the panthers to the meet.

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