Paralympic Track and Field Championships to be held at CSM

The U.S. Paralympic Committee announced it will hold this year's Track and Field Championships at the College of San Mateo.

April 22, 2014 12:00:00 AM PDT
The nation's best paralympic athletes will be coming to the Bay Area this June.

On Monday, the U.S. Paralympic Committee announced it will hold this year's Track and Field Championships at the College of San Mateo. More than 150 of the top athletes will be here, several of them from the Bay Area, like Ranjit Steiner who lost a leg to bone cancer. He's excited to compete close to home.

"Definitely planning on spending a couple of weeks here, especially before the competition just to get used to the track and the big thing is really developing a routine of coming here every day and realizing that's what you are going to be doing for the competition," said Steiner.

The Paralympic Committee chose CSM because of the track which has a harder surface. That makes it better for athletes in wheelchairs.

If the games prove to be a success, the College of San Mateo might also host the U.S. Paralympic Trials in 2016.