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Wheelchair athlete can compete in track events

Updated: January 9, 2007, 11:05 PM ET
Associated Press

BALTIMORE -- A wheelchair athlete will be allowed to race alongside her high school teammates at track meets.

Tatyana McFadden, a 17-year-old two-time Paralympic medalist, had already won a preliminary injunction from a federal judge that allowed her to compete with her teammates until the case could be heard.

On Monday, Howard County Public Schools came to a settlement with the Maryland Disability Law Center to allow McFadden, who has spina bifida, to participate in the ...

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