Hudson Y Members triumphed at Minnesota senior games
The Twin Cities metro area hosted the Minnesota Senior Games in August, a weekend of sports competitions for people ages 50 and up. Several YMCA members, including those from the Hudson, WI and River Falls, WI YMCAs competed—and volunteered.
|Pictured left to right: Jim Marnie (River Falls, WI), Chuck Donnelly (Oak Park Heights, MN), John Shepherd (River Falls, WI)||Pictured left to right: Lu Lueck (River Falls, WI), Beverly Shepherd (River Falls, WI), George Clipson (River Falls, WI), Mary Ellen Boyum (Afton, MN), Mary Bednarowski (River Falls, WI)|
Congratulations to the following individuals and teams that have qualified to enter the National Senior Games next July, which will also be held in the metro area.
- Cycling: Chuck Donnelly placed fourth in the 75-79 age group for 20K and 5K road races, and YMCA Group Exercise instructor, Carl Rogan, placed fourth in the 20K road race for ages 70-74.
- Doubles Pickleball: Lu Lueck and Mary Bednarowski won fourth place in the 60-64 age group, and Mary Ellen Boyum and Beverly Shepard won fourth place in the 65-69 age group.
- Swimming: Joan (Jo) Pierce took the gold medal in the 200-yard freestyle race for ages 75-79
- Tennis: Jo Pierce and Pat Klass won the silver medal for teams ages 70-75