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May 19, 2012

Prude hits a triple in track championships

Filed under: General News — gerry @ 2:15 pm

12track notap 238.JPG Jenneth Merriman (foreground with ball cap) won the Jesse Lanier Memorial Award as the NW La. District Senior Olympics closed with track and field competition. With the Lanier family surround her, she received the award from Jesse’s widow, Jean Lanier, to her right. Click photo to enlarge.

Ken Prude backed his words with action Saturday as the track and field championships closed the 20th NW La. District Senior Olympics.

The 56-year-old Prude had easily the best performances in the 200 meters (28.21), 400 meters (1:01.84) and 800 meters (2:37.72). Recently Prude was in the papers for helping Dallas Cowboys No. 1 pick Mo Claiborne sharpen his trial performances prior to the NFL draft. Other collegians scattered to the West Coast or other places to sharpen their trial performances but Claiborne chose to stay close to home training with Prude.  Saturday Claiborne was in the stands as Prude scored his triple.

Larry Smith, who has been a regular in the senior games for several years, scored a double win Saturday. The lanky 65-year-old won the 50 meters in 7.19 and the 100 meters in 14.04.

Vince Breaux of Lafayette dominated two of the three field events, 37 feet even in the shot put and 123-1 in the javelin.  Bruce Navarre in the discus (132-1) broke Breaux’ dominance.

Betty Smith had a big day in women’s division, winning two field events, 22-6 in the shot put and 34-1 in the javelin. On the women’s track, Jenny Hackman, in the special “pre-Olympics” 40-49 division, had the best times in the 50 (9.19), 100 (19.56), 200 (43.27) and 1,500 (7:13.87).

The Jesse Lanier Memorial Trophy went to Jenneth Merriman who competed in all of the running events.

TRACK AND FIELD RESULTS

(OD means Out of District)

50 metersFemale 40-49: Jenny Hackman 9.19 Gold. 60-64: Betty Smith 10.67 Gold, 65-69: Jenneth Merriman 12.56 Gold. 75-79: Barbara Wheeler 14.34 Gold OD. 85-89: Burtie Smith-Griffin 18.23 Gold, Maxine Thomas 18.37 Silver. Male 40-49: Mike Whitler 7.22 Gold, Randall Schramm 7.69 Silver, Floyd Galiano 8.7 Bronze. 50-59: Charlie Adams 7.25 Gold, Tim Mitchell 7.31 Silver. 65-74: Larry Smith 7.19 Gold, Bob Sutton 8.30 Silver. Curtis Turner 10.50 Bronze. 80-84: John Sell 11.15 Gold OD,  Jimmie Adams 11.20 Silver OD, Herman Maiden 20.65 Bronze.

100 MetersFemale 40-49: Jenny Hackman 19.56 Gold. 60-69: Betty Smith 21.72 Gold, Jenneth Merriman 24.68 Silver. 75-79: Barbara Wheeler 31.15 Gold OD. 85-89: Burtie Smith-Griffin 25.87, Maxine Thomas 37.78 Silver OD. Male40-49: Randall Schramm 14.13 Gold, Floyd Galiano 17.22 Silver. 50-59: Charlie Adams 14.09 Gold, Tim Mitchell 15.58 Silver. 60-64: Mike Loyd 14.41 Gold OD. 65-74: Larry Smith 14.04 Gold, Bob Sutton 15.89 Silver, Curtis Tanner 21.91 Bronze. 80-84: Jimmie Adams 22.56 Gold OD, John Sell 23.50 Silver OD, Herman Maiden 43.91 Bronze.

200 MetersFemale 40-49: Jenny Hackman 43.27 Gold. 65-69: Jenneth Merriman 59.30 Gold. 75-79: Barbara Wheeler 1:12.31 Gold OD. 85-89: Burtie Smith-Griffin 1:08.25 Gold, Maxine Thomas 1:25.10 Silver OD. Male40-49: Randall Schramm 30.25 Gold. 55-64: Ken Prude 28.21 Gold, Mike Loyd 31.47 Silver OD. 65-69: Larry Smith 28.47 Gold, Bob Sutton 34.75 Silver. 70-74: Curtis Turner 46.09 Gold. 80-84: John Sell 54.12 Gold OD, Jimmie Adams 1:01.36 Silver OD.

400 MetersFemale 65-69: Jenneth Merriman 2:31.12 Gold. Male40-49: Randall Schramm 1:11 Gold, Floyd Galiano 1:15.50 Silver. 55-59: Ken Prude 1:01.84 Gold. 70-74: Julius Cassels 1:31.56 Gold, Curtis Turner 1:47.16 Silver.

800 MetersFemale 65-69: Jenneth Merriman 5:23.09 Gold. Male– 40-49: Floyd Galiano 2:42.44 Gold, Randall Schramm 2:51.96 Silver. 55-59: Ken Prude 2:37.72, Nelson Bailey 3:16.36 Silver.

1,500 MetersFemale 40-49: Jenny Hackman 7:13.87 Gold. 65-69: Jenneth Merriman 11:51.25 Gold. Male 40-49: Floyd Galiano 5:37.11 Gold, Randall Schramm 6:02.28 Silver. 50-54: Gary Hackman 7:38.62 Gold.

DISCUSFemale 60-64: Betty Smith 34-0 Gold. 65-69: Ruby Thomas 27-2 Gold. 70-74: Barbara Wheeler 37.1 Gold OD. Male 50-54: Bruce Navarre 132-1 Gold OD. 60-64: Dan Ursery 80-1 Gold. 65-69: Darrel Harriman 119-0 1/2 Gold OD, Vince Breaux 118-1/2 Silver OD, Harold Landry 85-7 Bronze OD. 70-74: Julius C assels 90-7 1/2 Gold. 80-84: Jimmie Adams 65-9 Gold OD, Jack Haller Sr. 54-5 Silver OD, John Sell 48-6 Bronze OD. 85-89: Dick Hainey 43-2 Gold.

SHOT PUTFemale 60-69: Betty Smith 22-6 Gold. Ruby Thomas 15-5 Silver. 75-79: Barbara Wheeler 17-2 Gold OD, Mildred Reeves 14-0 Silver OD. Male 50-64: Dan Ursery 25-6 Gold, Gary Hackman 21-5 Silver. 65-69: Vince Breaux 37-0 Gold OD, Darrel Harriman 31-2 1/2 Silver OD, Harold Landry 30-1 Bronze OD. 70-74: Julius Cassels 32-7 Gold. 80-84: Jimmie Adams 27-6 Gold OD, Jack Haller Sr. 23-1 Silver OD, John Sell 17-4 Bronze OD. 85-89: Dick Hainey 23-4 1/2 Gold.

JAVELINFemale 60-74: Betty Smith 34-1 Gold, Ruby Thomas 29-9 Silver, Mildred Reeves 18-9 Bronze OD. Male 60-64: Dan Ursery 61-10 Gold. 65-74: Vince Breaux 123-1 Gold OD, Darrel Harriman 91-1 Silver, Julius Cassels 83-8 Bronze. 80-84: Jack Haller Sr. 53-10 Gold OD, Jimmie Adams 46-4 Silver OD, John Sells 30-4 Bronze OD.

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