Richmond, VA– Sportable is proud to announce that Alexa Halko, one of its youth athletes, was named to the roster for the U.S. Paralympic Track & Field Team that will represent Team USA in Rio at the 2016 Paralympic Games. Halko was one of the 66 named to the roster on Sunday and is the youngest athlete on the entire U.S. Paralympic Team.
Halko made the U.S. Track & Field team after competing in the U.S. Paralympic Trails in Charlotte over the weekend. Halko had quite the weekend taking first place in the T51/T52/T34 100 meter and set a world record in the T34 800 meter, breaking her previous WR in the event by .91 seconds. She also finished fourth in the T34/T51/T52/T54 400 meter dash.
Halko is a 16 year old rising junior at Jamestown High School in Williamsburg, VA, and has been a Sportable athlete since the fall of 2014. Halko hopes to compete in the 100 meter dash, 400 meter dash and the 800 meter race in Rio. She is a member of the Sportable Spokes, the youth wheelchair basketball team that captured a championship at the National Wheelchair Basketball Championships in Louisville this past April. She also participates in Sportable’s road racing program and has competed in the Ukrops Monument Ave. 10K.
For the full roster of the 2016 US Paralympic Track & Field team, visit http://www.teamusa.org/US-Paralympics/Features/2016/July/03/2016-US-Paralympic-Track-Field-Team-nominated-for-Rio.