Track returns to San Diego Senior Olympics (for 50-plus)
Last year, I noted how the San Diego Senior Olympics wouldn’t have a track meet for the first time. A meet was promised in 2008, and it’s a go for Saturday, September 13, at scenic Point Loma Nazarene University (not San Diego State as some sites suggest). However, I learned today that the meet will be limited to athletes 50 and over (as of Dec. 31, 2008). This is a disappointment, but beggars can’t be choosers. In the late 1990s and early this decade, 40-plus athletes competed in the San Diego Senior Olympics because it was held in conjunction with the annual Chuck McMahon Memorial Meet. But not this year. And I was told that the San Diego organizers got in trouble with state Senior Games officials for letting sub-50s compete. So there it is. The deadline for entering this year’s S.D. Senior Games is August 29 — Friday. Click here for the entry booklet.