Delaney Nolin, Occidental

Delaney Nolin, Occidental

Delaney Nolin
Occidental
Sr - Cumberland, ME

Occidental women's track athlete Delaney Nolin broke the U.S. Paralympic T38 800m record at the Pomona-Pitzer Invite on Saturday, running 3:21.24. "I just thought about all my training leading up to this and I was excited to run my first 800m," Nolin said. "I feel in shock about breaking the record. I can't wait to run it again." Nolin has cerebral palsy, a group of permanent neurological disorders that affect body movement, muscle coordination and balance, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. In Nolin's case, CP has a significant impact on her gait and ability to run. It hasn't stopped her from making news in the past. She qualified for the U.S. Paralympic Trials last Spring in the 400m.