There was sun and fun and records done in Greater Fort Lauderdale!
The 2022 National Senior Games presented by Humana has closed the books with its athletes chalking up seven American records and 154 National Senior Games records. Nearly 12,000 athletes 50 and over competed in 21 sports in five-year age divisions over 13 days of the massive multisport event.
Five of the American records were set in Track and Field competition. In addition, 41 National Senior Games records were achieved in Track and Field. The American records are:
LaTayna Glass, 75, Seal Beach, CA
- Shot Put with a distance of 9.29 meters
Florence “Flo” Meiler, 87, Shelburne, VT (Shown in photo above)
- High Jump with a height of 0.94 meters
Willie Banks, 66, Carlsbad, CA
- High Jump with a height of 1.67 meters
India Bridgette, 60, Marietta, GA
- 100 meter dash with a time of 13.64 seconds
Robert Whilden, 87, Houston, TX
- 100 meter dash with a time of 15.83 seconds
NOTE: All Track and Field national records are pending USATF approval
In Swimming, one swimmer crushed two American record times
Doug Springer, 75, Tucson, AZ
- 50 meter breaststroke with a time of 33:89
- 200 meter butterfly with a time of 2:48.81
NOTE: The National records that were broken are pending approval by USMS
Springer also set six National Senior Games records while sweeping up gold. In 2019 Springer broke the national record in the 400 yard Individual Medley plus six event records in Albuquerque.
Another swimmer, 70-year-old Kathleen Lewis of Allison Park, Pennsylvania, notched six NSG records to go with each of her gold medals.
In addition to the American records, 10 different sports had NSGA records. They include Archery (7), Bowling (3), Cycling (17), Golf (1), Power Walk (24), Race Walk (3), Road Race (1), Swimming (55), Track and Field (41), and Triathlon (2).
CONGRATULATIONS to all of our amazing athletes!