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May 21, 2011

Ken Prude Burns Up District Track

Filed under: General News — gerry @ 6:25 pm

055.JPGKen Prude accepts the Jesse Lanier Memorial Award from Jean Lanier (left), widow of the former Senior Olympian, after capturing two gold medals and a composite record in the 19th running of the Northwest Louisiana District Senior Olympics track and field meet.  Track and field coordinator Gerry Robichaux is at right.

Ken Prude, running in the Northwest Louisiana District Senior Olympics for the first time, smashed the 400-meter record in winning two gold medals as the 19th edition of the district competition came to a close Saturday (May 21) at Airline High School.

For his performance, Shreveporter Prude was voted winner of the Jesse Linear Memorial Award, given the outstanding track or field competitor. Prude blistered the 400 meters in 61.23 seconds, breaking the old mark of 65.31 set in 2009 by Mike Cox, who finished runnerup to Prude Satrurday with a 66.68 time.

Prude, 55, also won the 800 meters in the time of 2:44.03.

In two of the closest duels of the day, Mike Loyd bested Howard Sklar in the 100-meters with a time of 13.7 to 13.83 and Sklar came back to win the 200 meters, 28.3 to 29.19.  

Vince Breaux of Lafayette, who won the Lanier Award in 2010, broke his own 65-69 age group record in the  shot put with a 39-8 1/2 throw, two inches better than his mark a year ago. 

In the 70-75 age group Charlie Richard of Lafayette threw the javelin 103-9 and threw the discus 28-9 1/2, setting out of district records in both. Jimmy Adams of Alexandria established an out-of-district record in the 80-84 shot put with a 25-8 mark.

The 19th edition of the district games was the largest ever, drawing 570 competitors into the 7 1/2 week long sports and games carnival for those 50 years of age and older.

TRACK RESULTS

(Note: Out of District (OD) competitors get medals according to their performance, but they can not displace a competitor who is running in his or her own district)

Female

50 Meters–40-49: Jenny Hackman 9.11 Gold. 55-59: Karen Leon 11.59 Gold. 70-74: Barbara Wheeler 14.82 Gold. 80-84: Burtie Smith-Griffin 15.40 Gold. Maxine Thomas 19.77 Silver.

800 Meters– 40-49: Jenny Hackman 3.28.58 Gold.

100 Meters–40-49: Jenny Hackman 18.52 Gold. 55-59: Karen Leon 23:10 Gold. 70-74: Barbara Wheeler (OD) 29.05 Gold. 80-84: Burtie Smith-Griffin 26.10 Gold. 80-84: Maxine Thomas (OD) 35.19 Gold.

400 Meters–55-59: Karen Leon 2:09.22 Gold.

1,500 Meters–40-49: Jenny Hackman 7:11.71 Gold. 55-59: Karen Leon 9:31.01 Gold.

200 Meters–40-49: Jenny Hackman 12.73 Gold. 70-74: Barbara Wheeler (OD) 1:02.39 Gold.  80-84: Burtie Smith-Griffin 1:04.39 Gold.  

Male

50-Meters–55-59: Larry Smith 7.20 Gold. Dan Ursery 7.27 Silver. Tim Mitchell 7.62 Bronze. 65-69: Robert Sutton 8:03 Gold. Duane Chilton 8.89 Silver. 70-74 John Impson (OD) 8:10 Gold. Curtis Turner 10:93 Gold. Joe Scales  13.57 Silver.

 800 Meters–55-59: Ken Prude 2:44.03 Gold. 60-64 Don Brown (OD) 2:52.00 Gold. 70-74: Tad Jurgens (OD) 3:17.90 Gold.

100 Meters–55-59: Howard Sklar (OD) 13.83 Gold.  Paul Barnaby 17.36 Gold. Tim Mitchell 18.46 Silver. 60-64: Mike Loyd (OD) 13.7 Gold. Larry Smith 14.16 Gold. Dan Ursery 14.63 Silver. 65-69: Robert Sutton 14.95 Gold. Duane Chilton 15.26 Silver. 70-74: John Impson (OD) 15.17 Gold. Joe Scales 27.57 Gold. 75-79: Charlie Richard (OD) 16;10 Gold. Joe Goerner 16.95 Gold. Curtis Turner 20.96 Silver. 80-84: Jommy Adams (OD) 25.92 Gold.  

400 Meters–55-59: Ken Prude 1:01.23 Gold (Establishes new composite record for the district, bettering the 1:05.31 from 2009). Paul Barnaby 1:21.33 Silver. 60-64: Mike Cox 1:06.68 Gold. Mike Loyd (OD) 1:09.69 Silver. Ken Endris (OD) 1:11.93 Bronze. Also Don Brown (OD) 1:13.16. 70-74: Tad Jurgens (OD) 1:33.17 Gold. Joe Scales 2:95.14. Gold. 75-79: Curtis Turner 1:43.17 Gold.

1,500 Meters–55-59: Paul Barnaby 6:52.36 Gold. 60-64: Don Brown  (OD) 6:16.36 Gold. 70-74: Tad Jurgens (OD) 6:51.89 Gold.

200 Meters–55-59: Howard Sklar (OD) 28.30 Gold. Paul Barnaby 33.91 Gold. Tim Mitchell 36.21 Silver. 60-64: Mike Loyd (OD) 29.19 Gold. Dan Ursery 31.63 Gold. Bob Lindsey 34.64 Silver. 70-74: John Impson (OD) 33.66 Gold. Joe Scales 1:01.9 Gold. 75-79: Charlie Richard (OD) 34.71 Gold. Joe Goerner 40.11 Gold. Curtis Turner 45.19 Silver. 80-84: Jimmy Adams (OD)58.95 Gold.

FIELD RESULTS

Female

Shot Put–65-69 Mildred Reeves 14-4 Gold. 70-74: Barbara Wheeler 19-9 Gold.

Discus–65-69: Mildred Reeves 28-5 1/2 Gold. 70-74: Barbara Wheeler 37-7 1/2 Gold.

Javelin–65-69: Mildred Reeves 26-0 Gold.  

Male

Shot Put–60-64: Dan Ursery 27-5 1/2 Gold. 65-69: Vince Breaux (OD) 39-8 1/2 Gold (Breaks his own age group record of 39-6 1/2). Harold Landry (OD) 30-4. 70-74: Charles Jolley 34-8 3/4 Gold. Wallace Martin (OD) 33-6 Silver. Julius Cassels 33-3 Silver.  75-79: Charlie Richard (OD) 28-9 1/4 Gold (establishes a new age group record for out of district competitors). Joe Goerner 27-1 Silver. Les Brosset 22-4 Bronze. 80-84: Jimmy Adams (OD) 25-8 Gold (establishes new age group record for out of district competitor). Jack Haller Sr. (OD) 23-9 Silver.

Discus–60-64: Dan Ursery 76-8 Gold. 65-69: Vince Breaux (OD) 121-6 Gold. Harold Landry (OD) 80-1 1/2. 70-74: Julius Cassels 92-1 3/4 Gold. Wallace Martin (OD) 88-1 1/4 Silver. Charles Jolley 85-9 1/2 Silver. 75-79: Charlie Richard (OD) 80-7 3/4 Gold (sets record for age group). Joe Goerner 64-8 Gold. Les Brosset 53-6 Silver. 80-84: Jimmy Adams (OD) 60-1 1/2 Gold. Jack Haller Sr. (OD) 55-9 Silver.

Javelin–60-64: Dan Ursery 54-3 Gold. 65-69: Vince Breaux (OD) 120-10 Gold. Harold Landry (OD) 75-10 Silver. 70-74: Julius Cassels 75-2 Gold. 75-79: Charlie Richard (OD) 103-9 (Establishes age group record, better than 70-7 by Ken Howard 2002). Joe Goerner 66.8 Gold. Les Brosset 40-2 Silver. 80-84: Jack Haller Sr. (OD) 59-4 Gold. Jimmy Adams (OD) 44-8 Silver.  

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