Los Alamos Senior Olympic Games Have Begun

Senior Olympian Mary Billen at the finish line on Meadow Lane in White Rock in Saturday’s 5K run. Photo by Sandra Jennings
 
Senior Olympian Mike Benelli at the 5K finish line Saturday. Photo by Sandra Jennings
 
SENIOR OLYMPICS News:
 
The Los Alamos Senior Olympic games are underway. Sheryl Bailey and Cy Jakubowski qualified for the State Games in basketball free throw and 3-point shot and six runners qualified in the 5K and four runners in the 10K road race Saturday, April 19.
 
Official Results:
 
5 K:
  • Mary Billen [women’s 70-74] 39’17”
5K men’s division:
  • Ted Romero [50-54] 23’49”
  • Michael Benelli  [60-64] 25’27”
  • George Jennings, Jr. [65-69] 27’53”
  • Ted Williams [65-69] 42’02”
  • Richard Thompson, Jr [70-74] 33’43”
 
10K:
  • Mary Billen [women’s 70-74] 80’46”
10K men’s division:
  • Ted Romero [50-54] 47’32”
  • Ted Williams [65-69] 90’13”
  • Richard Thompson, Jr [70-74] 68’45”
 
Joan Williams is the official timer for the Senior Olympic games, which continue until May 10. Anyone 50+ may register at the Y (late registration) as long as their requested event has not yet been held. Swimming, shuffleboard and table tennis will be held this week with talent, dance, bowling, track and field next week. Air gun, horseshoes, huachas (washers), softball throw, frisbee throw and soccer kick will be held in the final week of the games.
 
For more information, contact local coordinator Ann ReVelle at 505.662.3526 or laseniorolympics@yahoo.com.
 
Senior Olympian Richard Thompson at the finish line Saturday in the 5K run. Photo by Sandra Jennings
 
Senior Olympian Ted Romero crosses the finish line Saturday in the 5K run. Photo by Sandra Jennings
 
Senior Olympian Ted Williams at the 5K finish line Saturday. Photo by Sandra Jennings
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