University of Maine hosts the Special Olympics Maine State Summer Games

Posted June 08, 2013, at 9:54 a.m.
Adam Thorton (center) of Gardiner is swarmed by his teammates after finishing his 400 meter race at the Special Olympics Maine State Summer Games at the University of Maine in Orono on Friday, June 6, 2013. Over 1500 athletes from across the state competed in the Games.
Adam Thorton (center) of Gardiner is swarmed by his teammates after finishing his 400 meter race at the Special Olympics Maine State Summer Games at the University of Maine in Orono on Friday, June 6, 2013. Over 1500 athletes from across the state competed in the Games.
Moriah Costello (center) of Corrina celebrates at the podium after winning a gold medal in the 400 meter run finals at the Special Olympics Maine State Summer Games at the University of Maine in Orono on Friday, June 6, 2013.
Moriah Costello (center) of Corrina celebrates at the podium after winning a gold medal in the 400 meter run finals at the Special Olympics Maine State Summer Games at the University of Maine in Orono on Friday, June 6, 2013.
Gold and silver medals wait to be awarded to athletes at the Special Olympics Maine State Summer Games at the University of Maine in Orono on Friday, June 6, 2013.
Gold and silver medals wait to be awarded to athletes at the Special Olympics Maine State Summer Games at the University of Maine in Orono on Friday, June 6, 2013.
Sam Tierneu (right) of Newport laughs with a teammate before their 4x100 meter relay race at the Special Olympics Maine State Summer Games at the University of Maine in Orono on Friday, June 6, 2013.
Sam Tierneu (right) of Newport laughs with a teammate before their 4x100 meter relay race at the Special Olympics Maine State Summer Games at the University of Maine in Orono on Friday, June 6, 2013.
Runners sprint the last 100 meters of the 4x100 meter relay race at the l Special Olympics Maine State Summer Games at the University of Maine in Orono on Friday, June 6, 2013.
Runners sprint the last 100 meters of the 4x100 meter relay race at the l Special Olympics Maine State Summer Games at the University of Maine in Orono on Friday, June 6, 2013.
Runners warm up before the 4x100 meter relay race at the Special Olympics Maine State Summer Games at the University of Maine in Orono on Friday, June 6, 2013.
Runners warm up before the 4x100 meter relay race at the Special Olympics Maine State Summer Games at the University of Maine in Orono on Friday, June 6, 2013.

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