Liberty Lake resident Amberlynn Weber returned home from the 2012 Paralympic Games in London early Tuesday, but the stay is short-lived. Weber leaves Thursday to travel to the White House to be honored along with the rest of the U.S. Paralympic Team.
Weber, 18 and a recent Central Valley High School graduate, competed in the 100, 400 and 800 meter T54 races. She didn't qualify for the final rounds - just missing the 100 meter final by .08 seconds - but that didn't stop the University of Illinois-bound athlete from aiming for the future.
"Better watch out Rio," she said on her Facebook page, referring to the next Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 2016. "I'm coming for ya!"