Margaret Redden has competed in the Junior National Wheelchair Championships since she was five years old. She was on the high school track team at Holy Family Academy for four years and was also on the Junior National Team that went to Australia in 2003.

Redden graduated from Penn State University in 2007 with a bachelor's degree in communications. At Penn State, she competed in track and field and competed in basketball for a year. She was on the Dean's List and was an Olympic Torch bearer in 2004. Currently, she still resides in State College, where she works in the Penn State Athletic Communications/Sports Information department.

At the 2008 Beijing Games, her first Paralympic Games, Redden competed in the women's 100m T53 and 200m T53.

Redden has many other interests besides competitive sports, including being a certified scuba diver and ski instructor. She was involved in a service sorority in college and was a finalist in the Miss New Jersey pageant. Redden enjoys volunteering, listening to music, cooking and being with family and friends.

Major Achievements:

  • 2008: U.S. Paralympic Team member, Track & Field - Paralympic Games, Beijing, China
  • 2008: Named to U.S. Paralympic Track and Field Team
  • 2007: Silver medal, 100m and 200m - Parapan American Games, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 2005: Fourth place, demonstration wheelchair 800m - Junior Pan American Games, Windsor, Canada