Thursday, August 5, 2010

Seniors Shine At State Games

Eight athletes represented Socorro County in the New Mexico Senior Olympic Games held last week in Las Cruces. As a group, they participated in thirteen events and won twelve medals, 10 gold, 1 silver, and 1 bronze. All winners qualified for the National Senior Olympic Games to be held next year in Houston, Texas.
The results for all New Mexico senior athletes can be found at
Local athletes included:
• Melvin Cole, San Antonio, Horseshoes, Gold, 65-69
• Larry Cowan, San Antonio, Horseshoes, Gold, 75-79, Archery Compound Release, Gold
• Ron Gilworth, Socorro, Golf, 70-74
• Steven Gonzales, San Antonio, Triathlon, Silver, 55-59
• Richardo Gutierrez, Socorro, Basketball Free Throws, Gold, 65-69; 3 Point Shooting, Bronze
• Michael Hawkes, San Antonio, Track 100m and 200m, Gold 50-54.
• Nick Silva, Socorro, Golf, Gold, 60-64
• Gene Steele, Socorro, Cycling 5k, 10K, 1 mile, Gold, 75-79

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