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April 21, 2018

FEMALES GO TO WORK IN DISTRICT TRACK

Filed under: General News — gerry @ 4:48 pm

Liz Sharp, Jenny Hackman and Velma Johnson epitomized the saying that a women’s work that is never done at the NW La. District Senior Olympics track and field championship Saturday (April 21).

Sharp, from Monroe, brought her own implements to the field events and had impressive marks in the discus (60 feet, 7 1/2 inches) shot put (27 feet, one inch) and javelin (64 feet, nine inches). Each figure betters the winning effort for her age at the 2017 LSOG championship.

Hackman, who had three top 10 finishes in the 2017 National Senior Games in Birmingham during the summer, earned district medals in the 200 meters (49.20), 400 meters (1:54.81), 800 meters (4:00.8)and 1,500 meters (7:58.0). In the 800 and 1,500, she was the lone runner on the track, male or female. But she plowed on anyway.

Johnson bounced around, taking part in the three field events and the 50 and 100 meter runs.

As expected, Larry Smith stood out in the running events on the male side, posting best times regardless of age in the 50 and 100 meter runs. In the 200, Ken Prude, nine years younger than the 71-year old Smith, had a best of 29:46 to 30.08.

Gene Strogen stood out in the men’s field events posting overall bests in the discus (98-2) and shot put (36-6).

Veteran track and field coach Frank Trammel conducted a fast-moving event in his first effort at the helm of the district meet.

THE RESULTS
DISCUS
Female: Liz Sharp (71) 60-7 1/2 Gold. Velma Johnson (70) 38-3 Silver. Betty Smith (69) 26-10 Bronze. Male: Gene Strogen (53) 98-2 Gold.Wayne Bamberg (68) 73-5 1/2 Gold. Dan Ursery (70) 62-4 Gold.
SHOT PUT
Female: Liz Sharp (71) 27-1 Gold. Velma Johnson (70) 21-0 Silver. Betty Smith (69) 17-4 1/2 Bronze. Male: Gene Strogen (53) 36-6 Gold. Wayne Bamberg (68) 31-8 Gold. Ken Endris (68) 22-8 Silver. Dan Ursery (70) 27-11 Gold. Charles Jolley (80) 28-4 1/2 Gold.
JAVELIN
Female: Liz Sharp (71) 64-9 Gold. Velma Johnson (70) 42-3 Silver. Betty Smith (69) 29-11 Bronze. Male: Wayne Bamberg (68) 75-7 1/2 Gold.
50 METERS
Female: Velma Johnson (70) 09.00 Gold. Male: Mark Walker (55) 07:89 Gold. Tim Mitchell (64) 07:72 Gold. Gary Moore (66) 09:03 Silver. Larry Smith (71) 07:22 Gold. Dan Ursery (70) 07.72 Silver.
100 METERS
Female: Velma Johnson (70) 20:91 Gold. Male: Mark Walker (55) 22:09 Gold. Tim Mitchell (64) 29.31 Gold. Ken Endris (68) 16:63 Gold. Larry Smith (71) 14:33 Gold. Mike Loyd (70) 14:59 Silver. Dan Ursery (70) 15:14 Bronze. Robert Sutton (75) 18:12 Gold.
200 METERS
Female: Jenny Hackman (53) 49:20 Gold. Male: Mark Walker (55) 37:38 Gold. Ken Prude (62) 29:46 Gold. Ken Endris (68) 34:20 Gold. Larry Smith (71) 30:08 Gold. Dan Ursery (70) 32:21 Silver.
400 METERS
Female: Jenny Hackman (53) 1:54.81 Gold. Male: Mark Walker (55) 1:13.80 Gold. Ken Endris (68) 2:20.10 Gold.
800 METERS
Female: Jenny Hackman (53) 4:00.8. Gold.
1,500 METERS
Female: Jenny Hackman (53) 7:58. Gold.

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