Senior Olympic Disc Golfer Laura McClellan. Courtesy photo
SENIOR OLYMPICS News:
The Los Alamos Senior Olympics Games ran April 11 through May 13 and athletes are now gearing up for the Summer games.
More than 20 sports are offered and range from air gun and bowling to talent, track and shuffleboard. Competition is in five-year age groups (50-54, 55-59…90+) separated for men and women except in shuffleboard where men and/or women can form doubles teams.
The 2016 Los Alamos Senior Olympic Games concluded on Friday, May 13. Thirty six athletes participated and qualified for the July 13-16 State Games in Roswell. Twenty one men and fifteen women ranging in age from 50 to-85 participated in 18 local events from Air Gun to Track, and Dance, Horseshoes, Huachas, Frisbee Throw, Table Tennis, and Bowling.
High lights included five men and six women doing track (50 m to 1500 m) and field events (discus, shot, javelin, running long jump, standing long jump). The ever popular swimming event brought out three women and three men. The fastest growing senior sport of Pickleball had three women and five men doing singles and doubles events.
The perennial favorite shuffleboard drew three women and four men. There is plenty of room on the team for more athletes so next spring anyone 50 or older is welcome to participate. Local athletes who compete in the games will be honored at a celebration luncheon July 29 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. Call local coordinator Ann ReVelle for information at 505.662.3526 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.