Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Hartman, Flowers medal in Shanghai

Anchorage, Alaska– Alaska swimmer Jeremy Hartman, Wasilla, earned a gold medal in the 4x25 meter freestyle relay. Hartman is a member of Team USA, competing in the 2007 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Shanghai. Hartman’s team completed the relay in 1:46:12, shaving 10 seconds off of their preliminary round time.

Fellow Alaskan Melanie Flowers won two third place medals in swimming. Flowers swam as a member of Team USA in the 4x25 meter relay with a team time of 1:54:00. In the 50 meter backstroke, Flowers placed third with a time of 1:44:23. Flowers is also from the Mat-Su Valley.

Alaska Speaker of the House John Harris and Senator Lesil McGuire joined several other Alaskans in congratulating the swimmers in Shanghai (see photo). Harris and McGuire are members of the board of directors of Special Olympics Alaska.

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