Hillsborough County, FL – Thirty-three medals. Nine national records. Top team honors.
Paralympic Sport Tampa Bay, a program of Hillsborough County Parks & Recreation, won the Small Team Division at the National Junior Disability Championships. The championships were held July 15-22 in Middleton, Wisconsin, with hundreds of athletes from across the country participating.
The team’s three athletes competed in track and field, swimming, archery, and weightlifting. In all, Eric Lowry, 17, of Land O’ Lakes, Danielle Kanas, 12, of Lutz, and 15-year-old Logan Krepop of Parrish won 18 gold, 11 silver, and four bronze medals. One of the gold medals came when Danielle shattered the old national record in the javelin by a stunning six meters.
The Adaptive Sports USA Junior Nationals is for athletes ages 6 to 22 with physical disabilities and is the oldest and largest continuously held competitive sports event in the country.
A signature program of Hillsborough County’s Parks & Recreation, Paralympic Sport Tampa Bay offers year-round sports and recreation programs to promote healthy lifestyles, independence, and personal growth for people with physical disabilities.