National Games Update for Sunday

Official results aren’t posted yet, but it appears from the detailed bracket I have been following that Michelle Immler of Brattleboro has defended her title in the women’s 65-69 tennis singles competition and won Vermont’s first medal in tennis at the Games in Birmingham. Immler defeated Jane Stoutland of Pennsylvania in the gold medal game 6-3, 7-6. Heidi Willoughby of Williston will be playing in the women’s 50-54 singles gold medal game tomorrow.

Track and Field competition wrapped up today with Flo Meiler winning her eighth and ninth medals of these games with a gold in the women’s 80-84 triple jump (5.49 m) and a silver in the 200 meter dash (50.00 sec). Also winning medals on the track were Matt Guild who ran 4:33.77 in the men’s 50-54 1500 meter race for silver, and Dudley Bell who jumped 3.13 meters in the men’s 85-89 triple jump for bronze. Bell also finished 6th in the 200 meter dash in 1:04.28. Elizabeth McCarthy threw the javelin 16.88 meters to take 7th in the women’s 65-69 division. Tim Hogeboom also chucked the spear and got 14th in the men’s 65-69 division with a heave of 25.81 meters. Rounding out today’s action on the track for Vermont, Peter Mitchell scored points with an 7th place finish in the men’s 75-79 1500 meter run with a time of 7:25.51.

In Saturday track action that didn’t get reported here, Meiler threw the javelin 11.51 meters to just miss another medal as she finished in the fourth slot; Bell also competed in the javelin finishing 11th with a toss of 11.06 meters; and I failed to report that Peter Mitchell did make it to the track following his 10 km road race in time to compete in the 800 meters where he finished 12th in 3:59.74.

The schedule says Dudley Bell left the track meet to get to racquetball for both singles and doubles competition today but no scores are yet reported. We’ll have an update on that tomorrow.

Flo Meiler races to the finish in the 200 meter dash (photo by Mary Lou Alford)
Flo Meiler races to the finish in the 200 meter dash (photo by Mary Lou Alford)