Framingham Unified Track Team Competed Against Wellesley Raiders

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WELLESLEY – The Framingham High unified track team travelled to Wellesley on Wednesday for a meet against the Raider of Wellesley High.

Wellesley Tweeted out this photo of the two teams.

Unified Sports teams join individuals with and without intellectual disabilities on the same team.

It was inspired by a simple principle: training together and playing together is a quick path to friendship and understanding, according to Special Olympics.

In Unified Sports, teams are made up of people of similar age and ability.

“Always great to watch the Unified Track Team. For anyone that has not had the pleasure to go out and support these student athletes please find a meet and go cheer them on. Great job by the Wellesley and Framingham Teams and Coaches,” Tweeted Wellesley.

Framingham High started its unified sports program four years ago with basketball, and then expanded it to track & field. Both teams are coaches by Mike Tarlin

The co-ed Flyers unified team opened its season on April 28 with a home meet against Natick High.

The final meet of the season is Wednesday, May 11 at Bowditch Field at 3:45 p.m. against the Rockets of Needham High School.

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