Last week, St. Marys hosted three events in District 29’s 55-plus summer games.
In the Triathlon, participants compete in three prediction events: a 5-km bike, a 3-km walk and a 200-metre swim. In the three-person competition event, Donna Mikita place first in the walk, Allan Slater second in cycling and Peter Rice fourth in the swim to capture the gold in the six-team competition.
Marilyn Haywood, a member of the second St. Marys team, placed first in the cycling, leading her team to a fourth-place finish.
In the single person competition, Bruce Symons placed first in the cycling, first in the swim, and second in the walk to capture gold. Henry De Young finished second in the same competition.
In the swimming event, held at the PRC aquatic centre, there were several notable finishes for St. Marys athletes. Henry De Young and Peter Rice tied for first in the male 200-metre prediction swim competition and Sheila Andrews finished first in the female 200-metre prediction swim. The above two swimmers also placed first in the 50-metre sprint competition event.
In the shuffleboard competition, held at the Lind Sportsplex, 32 teams from the three counties of Huron, Perth and Middlesex competed. In the four-pool, eight teams per pool set-up, three teams from St. Marys placed first in their pool and advanced to the medal round.
In the gold/silver game, Catherine and Cor DeCorte from Seaforth defeated Martine Vermiere and Trudy Rovers to win the gold, with the St. Marys team settling for the silver. In the bronze medal game, two St. Marys teams battled it out, with Ron Ferguson and George Holroyd edging Ron and Diane Carradine.