The weather conditions weren’t ideal – misty rain , cool temps and strong gusts of wind when the forecast merely called for cool temperatures. Kathryn came home from the – Empire State Senior Games track meet with 3 golds and 2 silvers. She successfully executed two strategic maneuvers:
1) in the 800 meter she locked onto her primary competitor until the final turn and then picked up her pace to finish 10-15 yards ahead
2) in the subsequent 1500m her competitor tried the same strategy on her, trailing until the final turn and catching Kathryn who then unleashed an awesome kick resulting in applause from the spectators and a decisive win.
Front Row: Jim, Mike, Stewart. Back Row: Matt, Larry, Jim, George, Rich, Tim
After a few practices trying to become proficient playing a 5-1 Team Jabberwocky had to face the music and play for real against better teams in the Empire State Senior Games (ESSG) in SUNY Cortland Field House. there were 5 teams in our pool play and after being booted out of the first round of the playoffs we ended up receiving a bronze medal for ‘participation’ but qualifying the team to participate in the National Games to be held in Pittsburgh in 2023. Thanks to Mike and Jim for organizing our team.
When volleyball at the Empire Senior Games was cancelled due to COVID, Kathryn started researching other sports that she might be able to compete in. Looking at past performances she felt she could be competitive in track events. She started training for 100, 200 and 400 meter dash in addition to the 1500 meter run. She got two silvers and two golds in the Empire State Senior games. There weren’t a lot of women so some events were combined. Not only did she achieve gold medals within her age group but she placed high across all age competitors in multiple events.