Athletes shine during Special Olympics state qualifier

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) - More than 200 athletes competed in the annual Special Olympics state qualifier for track and field on Saturday.

The event was postponed last year due to weather, but it was an absolutely perfect day this year.

"Our athletes, they look forward to this all year, and some of them, this is the only sport they do," said East Regional Director Erin Birkenholtz.