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A look back at the 2018 Montana Senior Olympics held in Polson


July 11, 2018

Diane Page, 65-69 age bracket, of Hot Springs, Montana, Cherilynne Gratton-cannis, 50-54 age bracket, of Canada, and Alaete Fish, 75-79 age bracket, pose after the discus and javelin competition in Ronan in 2017. Page, who was a state high school and collegiate javelin and discus champion as well as national competitor with the Kalispell Timberettes in the 1960s and '70s, and Fish are perennial MSO winners in javelin, discus, shot put and softball throw. Fish is also a champion sprinter and long jumper. Page holds the Class C old javelin record in perpetuity that she set at 149-9 in 1969.

Special to the Journal

By Alan Sorensen

These summer games began, not with fireworks and a torch lighting, but with putting and driving competitions among people from 50 years of age to 110 at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 14. Polson Bay Golf Course hosted the event, which concluded with an 18-hole tournament.

The Senior Olympics specific pickleball play began across town at the same time on the Linderman School tennis courts with the men's and women's competitions. It concluded Friday morning with a mixed doubles tourney.

At 4 p.m. Thursday, the 1,000- and 1,500-meter racewalking events were he...

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