Senior athletes medal at Ohio Games
Coach Wendy-Barrow Smith won one gold, two silver and one bronze medal, all in the field events, at the 2013 National Senior Games held recently in Cleveland, Ohio.
Barrow-Smith, an athletics coach at the National Sports Council, won the women’s triple jump in the 50 to 54 age group with a best leap of 7.68 metres.
In the long jump, she was second with 3.06 metres behind American Michele Brown who did 3.79m.
Barrow-Smith also picked up silver in the shot put with 10.25m, as American Leann McKee set a new championship record of 11.52m, erasing the old mark of 11.18 set in 1999.
Her final medal was in the discus where she hurled 27.93 metres.
Another record was set in that discipline as Beth Nelson, of the United States, produced 33.38m to replace the six-yea-old mark of 32.97.
Pearl Yearwood was the only other gold medallist, winning the 50-metre dash in the 60 to 64 division in 8.03 seconds. Linda Cohn, of the United States, was second in 8.11.
Yearwood was also runner-up in both the 100 and 200 metres behind American Jane Barnes.
In the 100, she clocked 15.13 metres to Barnes’ 14.55 seconds and crossed the line in 31.59 to Barnes 31 seconds flat in the 200m.
The women’s relay team of Mary Moseley, Beverley Walters, Erma Thornhill and Yearwood, on anchor, did 60.02 seconds to claim silver behind the winning team, Unattached “B”, which set a record 58.69 seconds.
Dennis Thornhill was the only male to win a medal, a bronze in the men’s 60 to 64 400m in 59.99 seconds. (SAT)