Local Athletes Honored as All-Americans (NJ) Print E-mail
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The U.S. Paralympics announced the 2012 U.S. Paralympics Track and Field High School All-Americans.  This is the third year that U.S. Paralympics has honored the top high school track and field athletes from the United States who have a physical disability.


Five members of the North Jersey Navigators Paralympic Sport Club from New Jersey have made the list.  They are Raymond Martin, Hannah McFadden, Gianfranco Iannotta, Charles Jackson, and Matthew Tohon.  Two of the six high school All-American athletes that represented the USA in the London 2012 Paralympic Games were from the Navigators; Raymond Martin and Hannah McFadden which shows the quality and competitiveness of the All-American selections and the North Jersey Navigators Paralympic Sport Club. The selection criteria weigh multiple performances by each athlete compared against the “A” standard for the U.S. Paralympics Track & Field National Team. The ranking list is not a conventional list, as the results are weighted according to the level and type of disability. To witness and see the Navigators athletes continue to excel and ranked among the top athletes in the world is proof of our commitment and dedication to our adaptive sports program.


Please refer to the following website for more information:  http://www.teamusa.org/US-Paralympics/Features/2012/October/11/2012-US-Paralympics-Track-and-Field-High-School-All-Americans-named.aspx


 Congratulations to to all the Athletes and to Raymond, Hannah, Gianfranco, Charles, and Matthew!!