The Ability Track & Field
The Ability Track and Field team is made up of both student athletes from Penn State, as well as adults in the area who are seeking the opportunity to compete. To be an athlete requires determination, dedication, and desire. The athletes train year round, and travel around the country to track meets, to compete in and qualify for championship meets such as Nationals, the World Wheelchair Games and the Paralympics. For more information about the team, or for practice times contact Teri Jordan.
Kortney Clemons and Maggie Redden both had lifetime bests at the 2007 Pan American trials. Kortney won the 100 meters in the National Championship but was chosen to represent the USA in powerlfiting.
Maggie Redden got two silver medals in the 100 and 200 meters and 4th in the 400 meters in Rio.
The Christopher Reeve Foundation donated $5000 to use toward the purchase of a van to transport our athletes and equipment around campus. The foundation also donated $5000 towards starting a traveling wheelchair basketball team. Other donations include a $50,000 endowed scholarship for student athletes which was donated by Mimi and Mike McCloskey. Another endowed scholarship was established by Tony and Alberta Perrotta in 2007. We expect others to be adding to these endowed scholarships in the near future.