Making Up For Lost Time...Fast

Making Up For Lost Time...Fast - Oscar Peyton, 60, Accokeek, Maryland Oscar Peyton always knew he had natural athletic ability and could run fast, but he didn't discover how fast he really was until his fifth decade of life. Taking up formal track competition at the age of 49, the man people say deserves the title "SpeeDemon" has sprinted to capture a slew of medals - mostly gold - in Senior Games...
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Pencil Me In

Pencil Me In - Mary Lauffer, 95, Annapolis, Maryland You would think a golfer would talk first about getting two hole-in-ones in a lifetime. But Mary Lauffer likes to talk about her pencil collection. You see, her hobby has been to collect one of those skinny scoring pencils at each course she’s ever played.  She has over 400 of them from decades of walking and whacking balls. She loves playi...
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"I'm Better"

"I'm Better" -Howard Hall, 92, Frankfort, Kentucky You have to watch out for Howard Hall, he’ll sneak up on you.  The retired Army veterinarian rediscovered his love of sports when he retired, and before long ole Howard was racking up the medals in local, state and national senior games.  He’s collected at least 600 to date, but he lost count. Besides, for Howard, it’s the ongoing athlet...
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Psyched! - Bob O'Connor, 67, River Forest, Illinois Bob O'Connor was always a good runner and made the most of it. He earned a track scholarship to Loyola- Chicago and set some school records. He journeyed to Mexico City for the 1968 Olympic Games and was inspired by Bob Beamon's superhuman long jump.  One year later he was part of a University of Chicago Track Club relay team that set an ind...
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If You Build It, They Will Come

Se nior softballer proves “If you build it, they will come” - Bill Altman, 82, San Antonio, Texas When Bill Altman retired from his Air Force career, he was itching for something to do to keep moving. He had played baseball in high school, fast pitch softball at the University of Michigan and had even spent a year on the Air Force all star softball team.  But after flying missions over Vietna...
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The Art (and Science) of a Successful Life

The Art (and Science) of a Successful Life - Leurene Hildenbrand, 81, Hartville, Ohio This is the story of an Ohio farm girl who dreamed of being a research scientist and persisted until she reached her goal. Leurene Hildenbrand overcame the prevailing bias of her time against women pursuing science careers and became the first female to manage a laboratory in her company. But that's just the begi...
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Tending His Garden

Tending His Garden - John Tatum, 94, Washington DC When John Tatum received our call to interview, he was doing what he likes best - working in his yard. He had just finished cutting nearly an acre of grass with a push mower and talked about being behind with his gardening. Between keeping up his home and a country retreat, earned from a  3 4 year career working up from laborer to software pr...
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No Retreat No Surrender

No Retreat No Surrender - Mark Ballenger, 59, Cleveland, Ohio M a r k Ballenger enjoyed an active life as an elite skater and cyclist. He was such a fierce competitor that he was called "Mark the Shark." All that changed when he suffered a massive stroke at 43. He could have easily given up, but Mark fought back and found he  still could be an athlete, competing in both able bodied and disabl...
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Beating the Odds

Beating the Odds - Kay Glynn, 60, Hastings, Iowa Kay Glynn loves to move – acrobatics, dancing, sports, you name it. She still can’t resist doing handstands to warm up before track and field events, which she took back up at the age of 48. Her senior games career has seen much success, including six gold medals and a new pole vaulting world record for her age in Houston at the 2011 National S...
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"Senior Games are Keeping Me Alive" March 2013 Athlete of the Month

Hazel Trexler-Campbell, 90, Salisbury, North Carolina Sports have always been a saving grace for Hazel Trexler-Campbell of Salisbury, NC. "If I hadn't played basketball in high school I would have flunked out. It kept me interested and active and helped me stay involved until I graduated. I still wear my class ring today." The 90 year old will compete in shot put, discus and long jump in the Natio...
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The Long Run - February 2013

  Game On! Remember - Early Registration Deadline For Cleveland is February 28, 2013! Hey qualifiers, the 2013 National Senior Games presented by Humana will be here before you know it.  We know you are very busy training and bragging to envious neighbors about how you are going to rock the world in Cleveland, but if you are gearing up to come, why not save yourself a few bucks and regis...
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"Persistance, Thy Name is Rick Muth" February 2013 Athlete of the Month

Rick Muth, 63, Orange County, California Rick Muth of Orange County, California is a runner. Boy, is he a runner. Muth, 63, missed the California Senior Games but was determined to qualify for the National Senior Games. He had business in Charlotte, NC so he figured he would take a tree hopper to Charleston, WV where the West Virginia games were taking place. His perfect plan went awry when the fl...
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National Senior Games Announces a New Hire

B A TON ROUGE, LA (April 12, 2012) – The National Senior Games Association (NSGA), producers of the largest multi-sport event in the world for adults 50 and over, is announcing the hire of the Director of Digital Services. Director of Digital Services – Jay B. Hall. Jay was the Registration Manager for the 2011 National Senior Games presented by Humana in Houston, Texas. He has a Bachelors de...
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The Torch Has Passed

Houston, Texas, June 30, 2011 - - The 2011 Summer National Senior Games presented by Humana came to a close today when the last disk slid down the shuffleboard court at the George R. Brown Convention Center. Chairman of the Board of Directors of the 2011 Houston Local Organizing Committee and President and CEO of Houston’s Memorial Hermann Health Care System Dan Wolterman stated, “Houston was hono...
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Female athlete sets three new records at senior games

Houston, Texas, June 20, 2011 - - 58-year old Kay Glynn of Hastings, Iowa set new World, U.S. Masters and Senior Games records in her age group in the pole vault today, clearing 10 feet, one and a quarter inches. In the 4th day of competition at the 2011 Summer National Senior Games presented by Humana, 64-year old Phil Raschker of Marietta, Georgia cleared 8 feet, six and a quarter inches, beatin...
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