SHANGHAI, People’s Republic of China – Runner Whitney Davis, Juneau, completed his first race in the 2007 Special Olympics World Summer Games. Davis finished the 100 meter preliminary race in 23.37. Davis qualified for the race with a time of 24.77. Immediately after the race, Davis said he felt “great” about his performance.
Davis will continue to compete in sprints and in the long jump. Fellow Team USA swimmers from Alaska, Melanie Flowers and Jeremy Hartman will compete tomorrow in swimming. Powerlifter Bobby Hill competes on Tuesday.