Seniors take flight on field day

 

By Kevin Spradlin
PeeDeePost.com

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ROCKINGHAM — The track and infield grass at Richmond Senior High School was not stepped on by teenagers on Saturday morning but more experienced athletes as competitors wrapped up the first week of the 25th annual Senior Games of Richmond County.

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com Patricia "Pat" Clemmons wowed the crowd in the women's running long jump.

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com
Patricia “Pat” Clemmons wowed the crowd in the women’s running long jump.

Athletes competed in the 100- and 200-meter sprints, the running long jump, broad jump, shot put and discus, as well as a 1,500-meter race walk, the football throw and a softball throw. The field day opened with a fun walk, four laps around the track.

The first day of the second and final week of the county Games begins at 9 a.m. Monday with a golf tournament at Cypress Creek Golfers’ Club in Laurinburg.

At 10 a.m., participants will take part in a Scrabble tournament at the East Rockingham Senior Center and a reception for the Silver Arts begins at 5:30 p.m. at Cole Auditorium in Hamlet.

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com

 

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