Senior Olympics: LA athletes open state games

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By The Staff

Several local seniors are taking part in the New Mexico Senior Olympic Games, which started today in Las Cruces.

Los Alamos will send nine seniors to the state games, which will run through Sunday.

The competitors include Mary Billen, Roy Cope, Bill Hudson, Maureen Hudson, Dan Miles, Lawrence (Pat) Nelson, Frank Pabian, Inez Ross and Ted Williams.

The local athletes are all veterans of the Senior Olympics, with Miles and Bill Hudson being among the most decorated senior swimmers in the history of the New Mexico Senior Olympics.

Local Senior Olympics coordinator Ann ReVelle said many of the state-level competitors are planning on taking part in the national games, which will be held in northern California in August.

This year, local games weren’t held. ReVelle said because the state games were being held in May instead of during the summer, the decision was made not to hold the local contests.