SLIDESHOW and VIDEO: Framingham Flies at First-Ever Unified Home Meet

First posted on May 10 at noon. Updated with video on May 13th at 10:28 a.m.

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FRAMINGHAM – Framingham High School hosted its first-ever unified track meet on Thursday afternoon at Bowditch Field.

The Framingham Flyers competed against Wellesley High and Needham High in just the second-ever unified track meet for the Flyers.

Yesterday was the home opener, and the third meet of the inaugural season.

A unified track program joins students with and without disabilities on the same team. In Special Olympics unified sports programs, teams are made up of students of similar age and ability.

This is Framingham’s first year with a unified sports program.

The unified track meet including a 100-meter dash, a 400-meter run, the shot put, the long jump, a javelin competition, and relays.

Framingham High now has both a boys unified track team, girls unified track team, and a winter season unified basketball program.

Mike Tarlin is the coach of the program.

Framingham High track coach Chris Collins was the meet organizer

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