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Eight Rowan County athletes place in N.C. Senior Games finals

Eight local athletes brought home medals from the second phase of the North Carolina Senior Games finals.
The finals were held Sept. 21 to 27 in Cary.
Winners are:
– Mikal Barnes won third place in swimming 200-yard freestyle, third place in 100-yard freestyle, second place in 500-yard freestyle.
– Carol Cody and Ginger Taylor received gold medals for first place as the “Clogged-up Cloggers” in performing arts.
– Floyd Cuthbertson won first place in billiards.
– James Epperson won first place in 1,500-meter race/walk and first place in the 5K race/walk.
– Bob Goodwin won second place archery compound-release aid.
– Floyd Lentz won third place tennis singles.
– Hazel Trexler-Campbell won second place in bowling singles, first place in the discus throw, second place in the football throw, first place running long jump, first place in shot put, first place in softball throw, first place in billiards, first place in horseshoes and second place in table tennis singles.
These athletes qualified this past spring at the Salisbury/Rowan Senior Games and SilverArts program.
The Senior Games and SilverArts program is part of a statewide network of 54 local programs sanctioned by North Carolina Senior Games Inc.
The 25th annual North Carolina Senior Games Golf Tournament is today and tomorrow at Tanglewood in Winston-Salem.
The last event of the year is a basketball tournament held at East Carolina University on Oct. 23 to 25.
Salisbury/Rowan Senior Games and SilverArts is a nonprofit program that promotes health and education for adults 55 years and older.
The 2010 Salisbury/Rowan Senior Games and SilverArts is a qualifier for the 2011 National Senior Olympics to be held in Houston,
The local qualifying for SilverArts will be March 10 to 12, 2010, at the Salisbury Civic Center and for Senior Games April 20 to May 6, 2010, throughout Rowan County.
For more information on how to sponsor, participate or volunteer, call Phyllis Loflin-Kluttz at 704-216-7780.
 

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