Damien Leake didn’t run at Malaga, but the M65 sprint star’s marks at the mid-October Huntsman World Senior Games make for interesting comparisons. It isn’t apples to apples since the Utah meet didn’t have heats and semis. And conditions differ. But check out Damien’s times and distances. ( ts are here.)He won the M65 100 in 12.52. Malaga gold went to Britain’s Stephen Peters in 12.56.
He won the M65 200 in 26.74. Malaga gold went to Stephen in 24.84 (Damien would have taken bronze.)
He won the M65 long jump with 5.09 (16-8 1/4). Malaga gold went to Germany’s Wolfgang Ritte with 5.44 (my original post erred in saying it was Italy’s Ignazio Manfre’ at 4.50.)
(Damien also won the Huntsman 50 in 6.80 and the standing long jump with 2.56/8-4 3/4).
Another prolific star at Huntsman (who also competed at Malaga) was W65 thrower/sprinter Linda Cohn, who lives in the Northridge section of Los Angeles, a short freeway drive away from Damien in Van Nuys.
Linda in Utah won her specialty (and WR event) javelin with 33.34 (109-4), discus with 23.73 (77-10 1.4), long jump with 3.50 (11-5 3/4), 50 in 8.53, 100 in 16.70. She also was second in the shot and standing long jump.
Finally, check out the results for M75 Bill Wilson, who won six golds and two silvers in St. George, Utah.
His Northern California hometown paper quoted him: “I just keep adding events,” said Wilson, who competed in his first Huntsman Games 11 years ago. “I started with softball, and my wife saw all the other sports there and asked me what I did in high school. I told her, ‘I did the broad jump and the high jump and ran the relay,’ so she said ‘I’m going to sign you up for next year.’ The next year came and I won the long jump.”
More recently, M60 reporter Ken Stone and W60 writer/photographer Chris Stone won a total of 13 awards at Tuesday’s San Diego Press Club Excellence in Journalism Awards. We didn’t break a sweat that night, fortunately. The hard work was over the previous year.
Chris won four first-place plaques and me two.
But I’ve also been busy covering stuff like a Bernie Sanders rally and a Monday night temple vigil for the Pittsburgh massacre victims. (See my ambush interview of San Diego County’s district attorney, who went mum when asked about an anti-George Soros website some considered anti-Semitic.)
Check these out:
- District Attorney Stephan, at Anti-Hate Vigil, Silent on Her Anti-Soros Site
- Dreaming ‘Bernie 2020’ at MiraCosta Rally as Sanders Lauds Levin for Congress
- Times of San Diego Named Best Local News Site 3rd Year in Row
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