Amid the field of Spring sports teams, there was one group of Darien High School athletes that made a debut wearing their Darien blue. The DHS Unified Sports team participated in their first track and field event at Fairfield Ludlowe High School recently, competing against seven other area schools. Led by Coach and DHS staffer Paul Brager, the team (pictured) participated in a variety of events, including: 2 x 25, 2 x 50, 4 x 100, 4 x 200 meter relays, turbo javelin, shot put, tennis ball throw, long jump and running long jump. “We competed side by side with other teams for the races, but then traveled as an individual team where all students participated in the throwing and jumping events,” said Brager. “The Ludlowe meet was our only track event and all athletes were recognized for their athletic accomplishments.”
Unified Sports brings together individuals with and without disabilities to inspire inclusion and respect for everyone on and off the field.