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Noah Malone is Grand Marshal of Blue and White Homecoming Parade

September 29, 2021

Three-time Paralympic medal winner and Indiana State University sophomore Noah Malone will be Grand Marshal of the Blue and White Homecoming Parade on October 23.

Malone, a sprinter for the Sycamores in NCAA competition, won one gold medal and two silvers at the recent Tokyo Paralympics. He was diagnosed at age 12 with a rare disease that left him legally blind but with some peripheral vision.

Malone, from Fishers, Indiana, won gold at the Paralympics in the 4 x 100-meter universal relay and silvers in the 100 and 400 meters.

“When I lost my vision, I wish I had somebody to look up to,” Malone said during a postrace interview on NBC. “My biggest goal is to inspire people. This is a great platform to do so.”

The parade starts at 9 a.m. at Ninth Street and Wabash Avenue. It goes west on Wabash to Fifth Street, then north on Fifth Street to Chestnut Street.

The Homecoming football game is at 1 p.m. against Youngstown State at Memorial Stadium.