MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. — Seven athletes from the Menominee County Special Olympics Area 1 traveled to Mount Pleasant over the weekend of May 31-June 1 to compete in the 2019 Summer Games at Central Michigan University.

Six of the contestants participated in track & field events and one took part in a swimming event.

Darrina Unti of Wallace placed first in the 100-meter dash and had two second-place finishes in the 50- and 200-meter events. Eric Selken of Powers also took home a first in the 200-meter run and placed sixth in the 100 and seventh in the 50.

Menominee’s Bobby Anderson took second in the 200 and added fourths in the 50 and 100; Stephenson’s Brent Beechner came in fourth in the softball throw, fifth in the 50 and seventh in the 100; Tony Shemwell of Stephenson nabbed a second-place finish in the 200 and took fourth in the 50 and sixth in the 100 and Jake Wilkenson, also of Stephenson, took second in the 200 and third in the 50.

Kathy Pursley of Menominee competed in the swimming events and placed high in all three she took part in. She won the 25-meter backstroke and took second in the 50-meter and 100-meter events.