Lighting the torch

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Sara Barms, a student from Central High School, and Mesa County Sheriff Matt Lewis light the Olympic torch at the Special Olympics Track and Field Sporting Event.

Central High School student Sara Barms and Mesa County Sheriff Matt Lewis light the Olympic torch to open the Special Olympics, School District No. 51 Track and Field Sporting Event Monday morning at Stocker Stadium.

More than 300 students are participating in today’s games. This is the 17th year for this growing event which began in 1998 with only 11 athletes.

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