Photos by Mary Alice Murphy

On one of he hottest days of the year so far, on Saturday, June 19, 2021, senior olympians were out in good numbers to compete in track events and field events at Fox Field.

The opening ceremonies, which included the Gaffney-Oglesby Marine Corps League Detachment 1328 Color Guard presenting the colors, the singing of the National Anthem and an invocation, were dedicated to all veterans for their years of service. 

9The track events included various distances from 50 meters, 100 meters, 200 meters, 800 meters, 1500 meters and an estimated walk/run at 400 and 800 meters, as well as race/walks at 400 meters and 1500 meters. A walk was slated for 400 meters, as well as a 5K race/walk. Field events included shot put, discus, high jump, running long jump, standing broad jump, javelin and softball throw. Recreational events included frisbee accuracy and distance soccer accuracy.

Because of the heat, the competitors were reminded to stay hydrated, and plenty of water was on hand for the purpose.