News from August 2018

2018 New Hampshire Senior Games wrap up in Manchester

Posted on Friday, August 24th

Dozens of athletes from around the United States and Canada competed in the 40th annual 2018 New Hampshire Senior Games Sunday. Athletes ranging from ages 35 to 94 set out to prove that age is only a state of mind.   Nearly 200 athletes competed in track and field events, including a 50-meter run and pole vaulting. One of the day’s standouts was Flo Meiler. At 84 years young, she competed in eight events. Meiler holds the world record for pole vaulting in her age group. Her interest in the sport began 20 years ago.   "I was watching some ladies at one of the National Senior Games, and the bar was not set very high, and I love challenges,” she said. “And I said, ‘I think I can do this.’”   "We have (athletes) from as far away as Florida, California and Quebec,” said track and field director Lee… READ MORE >

Athletes competing in New Hampshire Senior Games

Posted on Monday, August 6th

The New Hmaphire Senior Games were covered by WMUR Channel 9 on August 5, 2018. A group of athletes are proving you’re never too old to be active. The 2018 New Hampshire Senior Games are going on through Labor Day. On Sunday, 35 athletes from across New England competed in table tennis matches at the Boys and Girls Club of Manchester. Participants are aged 40 and older. Some were into their 90s. “I'm better than some and not so good as others,” said Solon “Buzz” Kanakis, 97, who admitted he sometimes lets his opponent win. “Table tennis – we think of it as a game, but it's really a sport,” said Bob Neidorff of the New Hampshire Table Tennis Club. “It's athletic, and it's a great way to keep your mind in shape as well as your body.” The National Senior Games will be held next June in Albuquerque, New… READ MORE >