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Following April surgery, special needs student Misha Barrett runs in state track meet


Jocelyn Rowley

After recovering from surgery to remove a brain tumor, Niwot special needs student Misha Barrett competed in the special olympics 100m dash at the 2021 state track and field championships.

Misha Barrett enjoyed every minute of the spotlight when he raced in the state Special Olympics 100 meter dash on June 24. The Niwot High special needs student, who may be better known for his talents on the basketball court, took fourth place in front of a packed Jefferson County Stadium in Lakewood.

Born in Ukraine, Barrett has dealt with cognitive issues his entire life after he suffered an...

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