May 15, 2012

Rare deadheat highlights the stroll to gold

Filed under: General News — gerry @ 7:23 am

A rare deadheat highlighted the recreation walk in the NW La. District Senior Olympics.

Barbara Wheeler and Pat Reeves stepped across the finishline in the same time (14 minutes, 53 seconds) to share the 75-79 gold medal in the one-mile walk at Brownlee Park. It caused race chairman Doyle Blasingame a bit of bewilderment when he could find no one who witnessed the finish to choose one walker over the other.  So he awarded both ladies gold medals.

Gary Price won gold in the 5K with a 49:30 to Blasingame’s 52:50.


Female55-64: Betty Smith 15:10 Gold, Shelia Hunter 18:25 Silver. 65-69: Ruby Thomas 17:25 Gold, Janice Bennett 18:07 Silver, Shirley Lee 23:38 Bronze. 70-74: Ceil Cowan 15:38 Gold, Mildred Reeves 18:19 Silver, Arlene Gates 26:11 Bronze. 75-79: Barbara Wheeler, Pat Reeves each 14:53 Golds. 80-84: Maxine Thomas 17:05 Gold, Eddie Shaw 19:50 Silver.

Male–Robert McNeil 23:25 Gold, Dick Hainey 23:58 Silver.

5K–Gary Price 49:30 Gold, Doyle Blasingame 52:50 Silver.

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