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Lansing Special Olympics Swim Team medals at State


LANSING, Ill. (June 27, 2018) – The Lansing Swim Team competed in the state-level Special Olympics competition in Normal, Illinois, on June 15 and 16.

Gold medal winners included Andy Kranc (25M backstroke), Keith Cipich (50M freestyle), Mike Houston (25M freestyle), and Joey Centracchio (50M backstroke).

Silver medalists included Keith Cipich (25M freestyle), Estrella Aragon (25M freestyle), Jake Dragicevich (25M freestyle), and the 4x25M freestyle relay team—Lansing resident Keith Johnson, Derek Williams, Tom Wippo, and Lansing resident Ryan Persenaire.

Lansing resident Ryan Persenaire medaled in the state competition. (Photo provided)

Bronze medalists were Jake Dragicevich (50M freestyle) and Keith Johnson (25M breaststroke).

And Matt Lukacek, Keith Johnson, and Derrick Williams won fourth place in their various events.

The Lansing Swim Team is sponsored by the Lansing Knights of Columbus.


Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma grew up in Lansing, Illinois, and believes The Lansing Journal has an important role to play in building community through trustworthy information.