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Barrett and Schwartz shine for Niwot in Paralympic events


Donnie Schwartz stands on the podium with teammate Misha Barrett after both competed in the Special Olympics/paralympic shot put.

There wasn’t a triumphant photo finish in the Paralympic 100-meter dash at this year’s Colorado track and field championships, but that didn’t bother Niwot’s Michael ‘Misha’ Barrett.

“I felt great,” the sophomore said afterwards. He finished in first with a time of 14.11 seconds, more than half a second faster than his time in the Boulder County Championships on April 20. “My coach taught me a lot this season. Before the race, the coach told me to go out there and win, and I went out there and won, but the most important part w...

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