Kay Aldrich and Duane Chilton posted the best times in the NW La. District Senior Olympics 5K Rec Walk Thursday at Brownlee Park.
Chilton covered the distance in 42 minutes and 49 seconds for the Gold Medal in a combined 65-74 age bracket. Last year he won the gold medallion in the one-mile walk. Officials used 5K entrants’ one-mile times within the 5K timing Thursday to determine medals for one mile and Chilton shared the medal for that distance with Fred Walters at 12:49 each, which eclipsed Chilton’s winning clocking of 13:20 in 2013.
Aldrich claimed gold in the 70-74 age group for women with a time of 44:16 (second best overall regardless of gender). Her one-mile time was 13:13, also worth gold in an expanded women’s age grouping (50-79).
Walters finished third overall in the 5K with a 44:42 time.
The event was rescheduled from May 12 to Thursday because of weather conditions.
One Mile Female–50-74: Kay Aldrich 13:13 Gold, Sherrie Vullo 14:15 Silver, Jo Ann Blasingame 15:24 Bronze. 75-79: Barbara Wheeler 16:40 Gold, Maxine Thomas 17:11 Silver. Male–Duane Chilton and Fred Walters 12:49 each Golds, Michael Czerniecki 15:46 Bronze.
5K Female–70-79: Kay Aldrich 44:16 Gold, Sherrie Vullo 50:28 Silver, Jo Ann Blasingame 52:24 Bronze. Male–70-74: Djuane Chilton 42:49 Gold, Fred Walters 44:42 Silver.