2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 4,600 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 8 years to get that many views.

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More Candid Shots

These photos were taken at the National Senior Olympic Games held at Stanford University in California on August 10, 2009. They are images taken at the women’s 100 meter preliminaries that was run on Cobb Track and Angell Field. The weather was perfect and the daily high was 75 degrees in August in comparison to Tulsa’s high for the day which was 100 degrees. The atmosphere was warm and welcoming.

Normi from Arkansas before running the race

Unknown Woman sipping water on Cobb Track

Men’s Track Results – OK Senior Games ’08

Men’s Track Results
Oklahoma Senior Olympic Games 2008

Putnam City High School
Oklahoma City, Ok

Men 50 Meter Dash 50-54
1 Davis, Roger M51 7.23
2 Jain, Michael M52 7.58
3 Diveley, Richard M53 8.00

Men 50 Meter Dash 55-59
1 Dolezel, Jim M58 7.68
2 Wilson, Robert M59 8.62

Men 100 Meter Dash 55-59
1 Cherry, Mark M56 13.72
2 Dolezel, Jim M58 13.96

Men 50 Meter Dash 60-64
1 Golden, Richard M62 11.19
2 Korsun, Gary M62 18.98

Men 100 Meter Dash 50-54
1 Davis, Roger M51 12.73
2 Jain, Michael M52 13.32
3 Diveley,Richard M53 14.85

Men 100 Meter Dash 60-64
1 Hopgood, SR, Johnnie M64 15.68
2 Korsun, Gary M62 34.50

Men 200 Meter Dash 50-54
1 Davis, Roger M51 26.33
2 Ellis, Ken M51 27.35
3 Jain, Michael M52 28.15

Men 200 Meter Dash 55-59
1 Dolezel, Jim M58 28.85
2 Calonkey, Steve M56 32.47
3 Wilson, Robert M59 59.39

Men 200 Meter Dash 60-64
1 Hopgood, Johnnie M64 32.89
2 Gorkuscha, Mischa M62 36.94
3 Golden, Richard M62 47.84

Men 400 Meter Dash 50-54
1 Davis, Roger M51 1:01.43
2 Ellis, Ken M51 1:04.11
3 Wright, Brooks M52 1:05.31

Men 400 Meter Dash 55-59
1 Cherry, Mark M56 1:11.28
2 Calonkey, Steve M56 1:13.92

Men 400 Meter Dash 60-64
1 Yahola, Leon M61 1:18.75
2 Gorkuscha, Mischa M62 1:19.47
3 Hopgood, SR, Johnnie M64 1:23.07

Men 800 Meter Run 50-54
1 Wright, Brooks M52 2:33.87

Men 800 Meter Run 55-59
1 Calonkey, Steve M56 2:51.53
2 Wilson, Robert M59 3:31.87

Men 800 Meter Run 60-64
1 Yahola, Leon M61 3:35.22
2 Golden, Richard M62 3:59.60

Men 1500 Meter Run 55-59
1 Calonkey, Steve M56 5:29.67
2 Athnos, Randy M56 6:24.18

Silver and Gold – Senior Olympics

Just to answer everyone’s questions!

I came home from the Oklahoma Senior Olympic games with three gold medals, three silver medals, and no bronze–a total of 7. The Olympic gold medals are real gold, but the Senior Olympic Gold medals are only gold in color. It’s not the value of the medal that’s important, but the effort that it took to win the medal.

On Friday morning, I ran the 5k and earned my first gold medal.

Later that day, I competed in the weight lifting events and walked away with silver medals in the bench press, bicep curl, leg press, and push-ups.

Then on Saturday, the track and field events were to be held at Putnam City School. It rained most of the day and there were even a few down pours. The long jump, high jump, triple jump, polevault, and hammer throw events were all cancelled because of the rain. Those events will be rescheduled.

They did continue with the track events though and I took gold in both the 50 Meter dash, and the 200 Meter dash.

I’ll post more general information later this week.

I want to thank all those who sent positive thoughts and prayers my way during the three days I was in Oklahoma City for the various competition events.

Btw, this is a qualifying year for the National Senior Olympics and I made it! I qualified!

Weightlifting isn’t offered at the national level, but I’ll run track and the 5k in Palo Alto, California next year.

I’m also hoping to qualify in the high jump.

Crying Beneath the Stadium

Two Olympic Track Runners
were seen crying beneath the stadium after leaving the track.

Lolo Jones (from Des Moines, Iowa), could envision the gold medal around her neck. She could feel it. She knew it was hers.

And then…

Her foot clipped a hurdle and she staggered into seventh place at the Beijing Olympic track meet.

Sanya Richards, who resides in Austin, Texas, started her race strong and expected to run 400 meters in under 50 seconds, but that didn’t happen. Richards was ahead until she reached 320 meters and her hamstring grabbed her.

It was all she could do to reach that finish line. She almost didn’t make it, but finally ran to a third place victory. At least it would be a victory for some, but Richards felt it was a disappointment. She had expected gold.

Jones and Richards were both were seen crying beneath the stadium after leaving the track.