Los Alamos Athletes Bring Home Senior Olympic Gold!

Los Alamos athlete Brian Newnam wins a gold medal in track at the 2016 New Mexico Senior Olympics Games in Roswell. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos athlete Margaret Ellis takes home the gold medal at the 2016 New Mexico Senior Olympics Games in Roswell. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos athletes Abel Castillo and Ann ReVelle win the gold medal in Mix Doubles Table Tennis at the 2016 New Mexico Senior Olympics Games in Roswell. Courtesy photo

Staff Report

Los Alamos athletes scored several gold and bronze medals during the 2016 New Mexico Senior Olympics Summer Games July 13-16 in Roswell.

Among the 22 local athletes who competed in this year’s games, Brian Newnam won a gold medal in track, Margaret Ellis also took home the gold in track, Abel Castillo and Ann ReVelle won the gold in Mixed Doubles Table Tennis and Wendee Brunish won three bronze medals in track.

The Senior Olympic Games feature more than 107 events in 27+ different sports. There more than 130 communities and 28 local game sites across the state encouraging a healthy lifestyle in mature adults age 50 and above.

New Mexico Senior Olympics also offers state team tournaments in Basketball 3 on 3, Softball and Volleyball, which are open to out-of-state teams and do not require players to qualify through local competitions.

New Mexico Senior Olympics is dedicated to provide adults 50 and older with opportunities for a healthy active lifestyle. Its mission is to promote physical fitness for seniors statewide and provide year-round opportunities and motivation to participate in local, state and national games.

Los Alamos athlete Wendee Brunish wins three bronze medals in track at the 2016 New Mexico Senior Olympics Games in Roswell. Courtesy photo

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