Sixteen Athletes Qualify for State Games

Los Alamos Senior Olympians who competed in the State Games, front row from left, Jackie Peckham, Dave Delanoy,  Inez Ross (the dummy) and Susan Krohn. Back row from left, Ernie Bryant, Ann ReVelle, Abel Castillo, Bob Weeks, Cy Jakubowski and Ted Williams. Not present: Richard Thompson, Jr., and Timothy Johnson.

Senior Olympics News:

Local qualifiers include (* indicates an athlete who went on to the State Games):

Mary Billen (road race and track); Ernie Bryant* (pickleball); Margie Candler (airgun); Abel Castillo* (horseshoes, rec events, shuffleboard, table tennis); Dave Delanoy* (pickleball), Don Dudziak (airgun, shuffleboard); Cy Jakubowski* (bowling, field, rec events, swimming); Pat Jakubowski (bowling); Tim Johnson* (field, racewalk, track; Susan Krohn* (huachas, shuffleboard, swimming); Jackie Peckham* (huachas, shuffleboard); Ann ReVelle* (table tennis); Inez Ross* (road race, talent); Richard Thompson, Jr.* (cycling, road race); Bob Weeks* (field, track); and Ted Williams* (bowling, road race).

Twelve athletes went on to the State Games in Roswell June 12-16 where they brought home 33 medals: 12 Gold, 17 Silver and four Bronze.

Inez Ross and Susan Krohn are currently in Cleveland competing in the National Senior Games. Krohn is competing as a swimmer in the 50 and 100 meter backstroke and freestyle races and Ross is competing in the 5K Road Race.

It has just been announced that Krohn, swimming with a cast on her broken arm, received 29th place in the 50 yard back with a time of 1:44.85 and 20th place in the 100 yard breast with a time of 4:26.09.

Ross received fourth place in the 5K Road Race with a time of 50:12.2.

Local athletes were honored at a Celebration Luncheon at the Betty Ehart Senior Center Tuesday, July 9.

Anyone over 50 is invited to participate in next year’s games set for April 15-May 15. Registration is in March. Contact local coordinator Ann ReVelle at 662-3526, for more information.

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