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Priest River Special Olympian to compete in National Competition

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PRIEST RIVER, Idaho -

Cody Schriver runs like a Gazelle. His specialty is the sprint events in track.

"My event is the 50," Schriver said.

He trains at Lake City High School with his buddy, Jim Kinnard. The Priest River product took gold, silver, and bronze at last weekend's Special Olympics Idaho state competition.

He won gold in the 100 meter dash and silver in the 50 and is training to compete at the national games in Seattle. Representing team Idaho, Cody will compete in the 50, standing long jump and the softball toss.

His mom, Michelle Schultz, says Cody is the only one on the team from north Idaho.

"Most of the other athletes are from southern Idaho somewhere, you know the flag football team, and it's a little scary," Schultz said.

Cody thrives on the pressure. He's been training hard with his mom at side for the last 20 years and to see him come this far is nothing short of amazing.

"He's going to do really well, and whatever he does is more than they ever thought he would," Schultz said.

The national games will take place in Seattle from July 1st-6th. Two other Lake City High School students will join Cody in Seattle. Jim Kinnard and Jacob Baker will be attending a leadership conference at the Special Olympics National Games.

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