Rowan County residents return from N.C. Senior Games with medals
RALEIGH ó Fourteen Rowan County residents returned Sunday with gold, silver and bronze medals from competition at the state finals of the 2008 N.C. Senior Games.
The final competition was held in Raleigh from Sept. 22 through Sunday.
Each participant qualified at the annual 2008 Salisbury-Rowan Senior Games in the spring.
Gold medal winners in the state finals were Jay Boyce, archery compound, release aid; Terry Brewer, heritage arts, woodcarving; Carol Cody and Ginger Fagan, performing arts (as Clogged Up Cloggers); Raymond Filz, table tennis singles; Doris Trexler, visual arts, acrylic; and Hazel Trexler Campbell, basketball shooting, discus throw, running long jump, shot put and horseshoes.
Silver medal winners were Mikal Barnes, swimming, 500-yard freestyle; Raymond Filz and Ron Gibbs, table tennis doubles; C. William French, heritage arts, stained glass; Bob Goodwin, archery compound, release aid; Hazel Trexler Campbell, football throw, softball throw and 100-meter dash; and Geraldine Webster, heritage arts, needlework.
Bronze Medal winners were Joanne French, swimming, 50-yard backstroke; Marvin Query, spin casting; and Hazel Trexler Campbell, bowling singles.
“I’m so proud of our Senior Games and SilverArts participants,” Phyllis Loflin-Kluttz, coordinator for the Salisbury-Rowan Senior Games and SilverArts, said in a press release.
“They have worked really hard throughout the year preparing for this competition.”
The 14 senior medalists along with the winners of the N.C. Senior Games golf tournament, which takes place at Tanglewood Oct. 13-14, have qualified to compete in the 2009 National Senior Olympics. The national games take place Aug. 1-15, 2009, in Palo Alto, Calif.
Salisbury-Rowan Senior Games and SilverArts is a part of a statewide network of 54 local programs sanctioned by North Carolina Senior Games Inc.
For more information on how to participate, volunteer or sponsor local Senior Games and SilverArts, contact Loflin-Kluttz at 704-216-7780.
Carol Cody and Ginger Fagan, who won gold medals in performing arts at the state finals of the 2008 Senior Games, will perform this weekend at Autumn Jubilee. The two women bill themselves as the Clogged Up Cloggers.