A couple of track stars kept the medals rolling in for Vermonters at the National Games Thursday. Flo Meiler ran the women’s 80-84 50 meter dash in 10.06 for silver and Dudley Bell got bronze in the 400 meters in the 85-89 division. Meiler also placed fourth in the shot put with a heave of 6.38 meters. I missed Thomas Hogeboom’s results when picking through yesterday’s results. He long jumped 3.34 meters on Wednesday to finish 22nd of 28 in the men’s 65-69 division. He followed that up today with a high jump of 1.15 meters, good for 18th of 27 in his division.
My plane landed too late to get to the track today with my camera, but I did run into Dudley Bell at the Convention Center where he rushed over after his track adventures to compete in basketball with the USA 85 team made up of players from around the country. I was too late getting to the convention center to see the Vermont Maple men’s 75-79 team play but I did capture a snapshot of their bracket below. Looks like they have at least one more game tomorrow.
I finally tracked down the cycling results from the 5 km time trial held yesterday. Brian Conchieri finished in 8:44.54 to take 7th in the men’s 60-64 race and Andre Sturm took 15th in the men’s 55-59 division with his time of 8:56.90. Now I am waiting to hear how today’s 20 km race turned out.
In Racquetball it looks like Dennis Bergeron and Stephen Hennessey have bowed out of the mixed doubles tournament with a 11-5, 11-6 loss to West Virginia’s Craig Subler and Don Ward. I missed yesterday that they were also taking part in the singles tournament. If I understand the results correctly they both were defeated in the main bracket on Wednesday and then each had a win today in the Red Division before both lost to Douglass Winkelmann of Delaware.
It also appears that Eugene and Valentina Demidenko’s run in the mixed doubles tennis tournament has ended with a 6-2, 6-2 loss to Wendy Hawley of Hawaii and David Hudson of New Jersey.