Cathy Soto wasn’t the most experienced person around Heath Middle School’s track Friday.
In fact, she has only been participating in sports for a little more than a year.
But that didn’t stop her from competing in several events this year at the Rocky Mountain Senior Games, which took place this week in Weld County.
At 57 years of age, Boon Lim's youthful enthusiasm hasn't faded one bit -- so much that his more-experienced table tennis partner, Dennis Driggs, has to settle him down from time to time.
Lim's energy and Driggs' poise seemed to go together like biscuits and gravy, as the duo won the 55-59 age division of the Rocky Mountain Senior Games men's doubles tournament Saturday at the Greeley Recreation Center.
Vern Spencer leaned against his maroon wheeled walker, pushing it toward the parking lot of Heath
Middle School in Greeley.
It was a bit of a battle over long, patchy grass. His faded white Toyota Camry awaited him. Spencer, 79,
had just finished competing in the discus throw Friday during the Rocky Mountain Senior Games.
After swimming for 42 years, there was only so much Corinna Maleike could do to prepare for her five events at the Rocky Mountain Senior Games. Lucky for her, those years of experience paid off in the
form of five gold medals Saturday and Sunday at the Greeley Recreational Center, which hosted multiple
events for the 37th annual Senior Games.
Continuing upon our senior games theme during July, Margery Fridstein, author ofThe Last Stop, highlights the athletic achievements of her friends who are long-time competitors in the Rocky Mountain Senior Games and other athletic events in Colorado.
Most readers are familiar with my articles on my senior living experiences, but this time, it is my good friends, Jan and Ted and their athletic successes as they age, who are the focus. For 20 years, my husband and I were great buddies with them in Snowmass Village, Colorado. We skied, hiked, played tennis, partied and traveled together. Then the time came when we both decided to move to senior retirement communities at a lower altitude. We each chose a community close to one of our children. Bob and I put our skis and hiking boots away. Though Jan and Ted may not ski and hike as much anymore, they are out there breaking other records.
GREELEY, Colo - "How much can you bench press?"
That is usually something high school students ask one another. But these days more and more people over age 50 are pumping iron.
Need some workout motivation? Head to Greeley for the Rocky Mountain Senior Games.
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