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Girl: Separate events were 'lonely and embarrassing'

Updated: April 18, 2006, 12:17 PM ET
Associated Press

BALTIMORE -- A high school track athlete who uses a wheelchair will be allowed to race alongside her teammates for the rest of the school year under a federal judge's order.

Tatyana McFadden, 16, had been allowed to practice with the Atholton High School track team in Columbia, but the school system required her to compete in separate wheelchair events.

"It was lonely and embarrassing, and I just didn't like it," McFadden said. "Other competitors would come up to me and they would ...

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