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Highlights of the Week

While all of Team New Jersey's athletes competed phenomenally, there are always those standout moments that come out of any sports competition. The following are just a handful of those highlights.

  • In their Monday game against Alabama, every member of the traditional basketball team scored and ended up with a final score of 61-7!
  • Team NJ golfers played up to par with some members reaching better scores than they ever had previously, such as Chris Harold shooting a 49-this being the first time he ever broke 50.
  • During Tuesday finals, every member of New Jersey's aquatics team beat their times from their preliminary race.
  • On Wednesday, 6 out of the 8 bowling teams(doubles) medaled with 2 getting Gold and 4 getting Bronze.
  • By Thursday, Flag football player, Derrick Noble had thrown a total of 17 touchdowns with 16 being the previous record for any state.
  • Each member of the gymnastics team received at least one Gold medal in the gymnastics finals on Thursday.

At these 2014 Special Olympics USA Games, New Jersey had the honor to being a part of two historic events in the Special Olympics movement.

Baseball

Team New Jersey baseball has spearheaded the sport in the Special Olympics movement, and are now the first Special Olympics baseball Gold medal winners! On June 19, 2014 a national championship was held be between Team New Jersey and Team Rhode Island during the first EVER Gold medal baseball game held at Arm & Hammer Park, in Trenton.

Triathlon

Amazing moments of teamwork, sportsmanship and triumph at the first triathlon in the history of Special Olympics. Team New Jersey had an incredible showing with 16 athletes who all finished the race AND both the overall male and female winners!

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