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Warren captures 11 gold medals

Jun. 26, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON -- Barbara Warren, 67, won a whopping 11 gold medals in track and field at the West Virginia Senior Sports Classic.

The competition for men and women age 50 and older was conducted Thursday, Friday and Saturday with golf, tennis, bowling, badminton, table tennis, shuffleboard, pickleball, racquetball, horseshoes, swimming, track and field, archery, 5K run, 5K race walk, 10K cycling, basketball, volleyball and softball.

Track and field was held Saturday at Huntington High.

Warren's gold medals in the women's age 65-69 category were for victories in the 50, 100, 200, 400, shot put, discus, hammer, javelin, high jump, long jump and triple jump.

Mary Robinson, 71, won six events for women age 70-74. Mary Hartzler, 64, was a five-event winner in women's age 60-64.

Tamara Alegria, 55, and Nadine Carver, 74, both won four events in women's age 55-59 and 70-74 respectively.

Top winners for the men were Richard Soller and Kelly Miller with five gold medals each.

Soller, 85, was in the men's age 85-89 bracket where he won the 50, 100, 200, high jump and long jump. Miller, 65 won the 50, 100, javelin, long jump and triple jump for men age 65-69.

Men's four-event winners were Edwin Osterman, 58, in the 55-59 division; Tom Johnson, 72, in the men's 70-74 bracket; Bob Medley, 79, and Ronald Small, 75, in the men's 75-79 category; and Charles Bishop, 64, in the men's 60-64 division.