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May 22, 2010

Vince Breax Wins Lanier Award in Track and Field

Filed under: General News — gerry @ 6:10 pm

058.JPG022.JPGVince Breaux receives the Jesse Lanier Memorial Award (top photo) as the outstanding athlete in the Northwest Louisiana District Senior Olympics track meet from Jean Lanier and family members. Debbie Roeten takes time out from her busy day for a laugh (lower photo) with other competitors during the meet.

Vince Breaux and Bruce Navarre of Lafayette and Howard Sklar and Debbie Roeten. Those were the names front-and-center in the 18th Northwest Louisiana District Track and Field meet May 22.

Breaux captured age-group golds in discus (124-6), shot put (39-6 1/2) and javelin (124-4), with best overall efforts in two of the three.  For his work he was named the winner of the Jesse Lanier Memorial Award, emblematic of the meet’s outstanding performer.

Navarre, a former track All-America at Northeast Louisiana University (now ULM) broke the meet’s composite record in the discus, his collegiate event.  He had a throw of 149-5, eclipsing the record held by Breaux  (137-7 in 2005).

Sklar posted a 2:36.98 in the 800 meters.  That’s the best time run by a district competitor, bettering Wayne Roper’s 2:41.07 in 2007.  The composite record remains with Dickie Morgan, an out-of-district runner who clocked 2:31.52 in 2004.

And Roeten. Well she was omnipresent on the track.  She ran all six races that were offered.  She had times of 9.18 in the 50 meters, 18.94 in the 100 meters, 48.15 in the 200 meters, 1:43.19 in the 400 meters, 3:49.31 in the 800 meters and 8:14.81 in the 1500 meters.

The record book saw some changes in age group marks. Breaux got 65-69 records in shot put and discus.  Sandy Triplett in women’s 60-64 set marks in discus (55-6) and javelin (49-3) and Betty Smith posted a new shot put mark (23-9) in the age group. Fred Watson set marks among the 70-74 men in discus (113-7) and javelin (123-8) and Wayne Hanson raised the 80-84 javelin mark to 57-5.

On the track, Jenneth Merriman set marks in the 50 meter (10.33) and 100 meter (20.17) for 60-64 women and Pam Elder wiped out the 400 meter (1:28.59) and 800 (3:15.27) in the same age bracket.

On the men’s side Larry Smith ran the best ever 60-64 100 meters (12.08) and Mitch Dickson of Longview, TX, posted the best-ever century for non-district runners ( 13.36). In running 16.75, Joe Goerner posted a new 75-79 mark in the 100 meter also.
THE RESULTS

(OD indicates competitors from outside the NW District. They are presented medals rated on their performance. In-district competitors are ranked in the medal standings for their standing against other in-district competitors).
Shot Put

Women 60-64 Betty Smith (23-9) Gold; Sandy Triplett (23-7), Silver. Men 50-54 Bruce Navarre (32-4) Gold. Men 60-64 Harold Landry (29-9 1/2) Gold (OD), Dan Ursery(27-9 1/2), Gold. Men 65-69 Vince Breaux (39-6 1/2) Gold (OD), Julius Cassels (30-7 3/4), Gold; Clarence Pinion (25-3) Silver. Men 70-74 Charles Jolley (35-8) Gold; Fred Watson (35-7) Silver (OD); Don North (32-2) Bronze (OD). Men 75-79 Joe Goerner (32-2) Gold; Les Brosset (20-7) Silver. Men 80-84 Wayne Hanson (23-3), Gold.

Discus

Women’s 60-64 Sandy Triplett (55-6) Gold; Betty Smith (34-4), Silver. Men 50-54 Bruce Navarre (149-5) (New Composite Record, breaking 137-7 by Vince Breaux, ‘05). Men 60-64 Dan Ursery (87-4) Gold. Men’s 65-69 Vince Breaux (124-6), Gold (OD), Julius Cassels (95-8) Gold, Harold Landry (83-9), Silver (OD), Clarence Pinion (67-11), Silver. Men 70-74 Fred Watson (113-7), Gold; Don North (96-2), Silver (OD), Charles Jolley (88-8), Silver. Men 75-79 Joe Goerner (81-7), Gold, Les Brosset (57-6), Silver. Men 80-84 Wayne Hanson (44-5), Gold.

Javelin

Women 60-64 Sandy Triplett (49-3) Gold; Betty Smith (37-7) Silver. Men 60-64 Dan Ursery (73-4) Gold. Men’s 65-69 Vince Breaux (124-4) Gold (OD), Clarence Pinion (76-3), Gold; Julius Cassels (74-7) Silver. Men 70-74 Fred Watson (123-8) Gold; Don North (108-5) Silver (OD); Charles Jolley (63-0) Silver. Men 75-79 Joe Goerner (65-7); Les Brosset (41-4) Silver. Men 80-84 Wayne Hanson (57-5), Gold.

50 Meters

Women 40-54 Debbie Roeten (9.18) Gold; Jennie Hackman (9.27) Silver. Women 60-64 Jenneth Merriman (10.33) Gold; Betty Smith (10.88) Silver. Women 80-84 Burtie Smith-Griffin (12.54) Gold. Men’s 55-64 Larry Smith (6.91) Gold; Mitch Dickson (7.11) Silver (OD); Dan Ursery (7.17) and Tim Mitchell (7.17) dead heat for Silver. Learohn Caldwell (8.12) Bronze. Men 65-69 Robert Sutton (7.28) Gold. Men 70-84 John Impson (8.35) Gold (OD); Joe Goerner (8.62) Gold; Joe Scales (11.56) Silver (OD); Herman Maiden (17.06) Silver.

100 Meters

Women 55-64 Debbie Roeten (18.94) Gold; Jenneth Merriman (20.17) Silver; Betty Smith (22.64) Bronze. Women 80-84 Burtie Smith-Griffin 24.96) Gold. Men 55-59 Tim Mitchell (18.65) Gold. Men 60-64 Larry Smith (12.08) Gold; Mitch Dickson (13.36) Silver (OD); Dan Ursery (13.37) Silver; Learohn Caldwell (15.12), Bronze. Men 65-69 Robert Sutton (15.35) Gold. Men 70-74 John Impson (15.12) Gold (OD); Joe Seals (23.00) Silver (OD). Men 75-79 Joe Goerner (16.75) Gold. Men 80-84 Herman Maiden (34.25) Gold.

200 Meters

Women 40-49 Jennie Hackman (40.19) Gold. Women 50-54 Debbie Roeten (48.15) Gold; Jenneth Merriman (48.30) Silver. Women 80-84 Burtie Smith-Griffin (63.93) Gold. Men 55-59 Tim Mitchell (58.62) Gold. Men’s 60-64 Larry Smith (27.13) Gold; Dan Ursery (28.17) Silver; Mitch Dickson (29.00) Bronze (OD); Ken Endris (33.00). Men 65-69 Robert Sutton (33.91) Gold; Julius Cassels (37.06) Silver. Men’s 70-74 John Impson (33.88) Gold (OD). Men’s 80-84 Herman Maiden (80.09) Gold.

400 Meters

Women 60-64 Pam Elder (1:28.59) Gold; Debbie Roeten (1:43.19) Silver. Men 60-64 Mike Cox (1:06.61) Gold; Learohn Caldwell (1:15.73) Silver; Ken Endris (1:21.11) Bronze (OD).

800 Meters
Women 50-54 Pam Elder (3:15.27) Gold; Jennie Hackman (3:23.93) Silver; Debbie Roeten (3:49.31) Bronze. Men 50-54 Howard Sklar (2:36.98) (Best in district ever, bests Wayne Roeper’s 2:41.07 in 2007) Gold.

1,500 Meters

Women 40-49 Jennie Hackman (7:03.79) Gold. Women 50-54 Debbie Roeten (8:15.81) Gold.

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