Name: Megan Absten
DOB: 3/7/1995
Hometown: Anna Maria, Fla.
Current Residence: Tacoma, Wash.
High School: Burlington-Edison High School, Annie Wright School (Tachoma, Wash.)
College: University of Puget Sound

Career Highlights
• 2013 U.S. Paralympics Track and Field Nationals, silver (100-meter), silver (200)

When Megan Absten was 14 years old, she lost her left arm after an accident in which an all-terrain vehicle was overturned. She attended the Annie Wright Schools after receiving a scholarship where she found a love for education. A wrestler and track star in high school, Absten returned to sport with the help of fitness coach Laurie Saunders. In her junior year of high school, back problems led her coach to reach out to a Paralympics coach who later came out to see her run. In 2013, she competed at her first U.S. National Paralympics Track and Field meet where she hit the podium with two silver medals.

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