A first for wheelchair athletes in CIF track and field

The crowd was small, maybe 150 people.

But the applause and cheering from fans, athletes and coaches was spirited as Michael Seo powered his wheelchair down the home stretch in the 400 meters at last week’s Pacific League track and field meet at Orange Glen High.

 “That was pretty special,” said Seo’s mother, Maribeth.

Michael Seo, a sophomore at Escondido Charter, is one of two San Diego Section wheelchair athletes competing in a pilot program.

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