Locals Medal at Senior Games
Whispering Pines resident Roger Fromm added three more medals to his collection at the 2009 North Carolina Senior Games, held in Raleigh the last week of September.
After winning two gold medals in track at last year's Senior Games, Fromm took home three medals for swimming, including gold medals in the 100-meter freestyle and 100-meter individual medley in the 75-79 age division.
"The guy who got the silver in the 100-meter individual medley told me that last year he had the 14th best time in the nation for that event," Fromm said. "He told me that my time would have been the 10th best time in the nation."
Fromm also won silver in the 50-meter freestyle and finished fourth in the 50-meter breast stroke.
Other notable finishes for participants from Moore County's Senior Games in the Pines included Mary Crusius winning five gold medals and six medals overall competing in track and tennis.
Crusius won gold in the 100-, 200- and 400-meter dashes as well as tennis mixed doubles and table tennis singles in her age division. She also won a silver medal in tennis singles.
Beth Whitman came home with three medals, including gold medals in table tennis singles and tennis singles in her age division and a silver medal in basketball shooting.
Marin Brooks and Frances Caudill were both dual gold medal winners in their respective age divisions. Brooks won gold in both 5- and 10- kilometer cycling, and Caudill won gold in bocce and shuffleboard.
Vi Janz won a gold medal in bowling mixed doubles to go along with a bronze medal in bowling singles, and Wiley Ritter won gold in the SilverStriders fun walk and silver in spin casting. Teresa Scott won two bronze medals, one apiece in bowling singles and bowling doubles.
Other local medalists included Allen Ashdown's silver in bowling doubles, Ellen Black's bronze in croquet, Courtney Brokenbrough's silver in bowling doubles, Edwin Cockman's silver in the football throw, Walt Evick's gold in the discuss throw, Bill Greene's silver in bocce, Wes Janz's gold in bowling mixed doubles, Gene McConville's silver in softball, Marc Phillips' gold in racquetball, Barbara Schofield's bronze in bowling doubles, Red Sheridan's gold in tennis mixed doubles, Carolyn Smith's bronze in croquet, Jim Streckfus' gold in billiards and Daisy Watson's gold in shuffleboard.
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