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Craddock wins national title
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Kari Craddock competing in her racing wheelchair. (Photo by Karleen Craddock)

Kari Craddock of Richland Center returned home victorious after competing in severe heat last week at the Adaptive Sports USA Junior Nationals in Middleton.

The 12-year-old daughter of Scott and Karleen Craddock of Richland Center set a national record (under age 14) and earned a championship award in the shot put discus throw field event and earned five national champion awards (under age 14) in the following track events: 100 meters; 200 meters; 400 meters; 800 meters; and 1,500 meters.

Kari competed in the discus throw on Wednesday and competed in the track events in a racing wheelchair on Thursday and Friday. She had to compete in Chicago to qualify for the 2016 nationals in Middleton.

The Junior Nationals is the oldest continuously held competitive sports event for junior athletes (ages 7 to 22) with physical disabilities in North America. 

Coming Soon: a get-to-know Kari Craddock article will be in an upcoming issue.