99-Year-Old Athletes at the USA Masters Track Championships at GVSU
The USA Masters Track Championships are at GVSU, July 14 - 17.
Over 1,000 athletes will compete. The two oldest are 99 years old and one of them is from Kalamazoo.
Meet the oldest athletes competing:
Jeanette Baas. Kalamazoo, Michigan. Age 99. Jeanette served in the US Army WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) during World II. At nationals, Jeanette will compete in the 100 dash only.
Rev. Champion Goldy. Haddonfield, New Jersey. Age 99. Rev. Goldy will turn 100 in January of next year. He will line up for the 100-meter dash and will participate in a variety of throwing events, including the shot put, discus, javelin, and weight throw.
Dixon Hemphill. Fairfax Station, Virginia. Age 91. Out of Middlebury College in Vermont, Dixon will go to the line in the 100, 200, 400, 800, and 1500, and he will hurl the discus and throw the javelin as well.
George Roudebush, Chardon, Ohio. Age 91. Mr. Roudebush's resume includes serving under General George S. Patton in World War II (Gen. Patton competed in the 1912 Olympics in Stockholm). George enjoys competing in a lot of events, and at Grand Rapids you can look for him in the 100, 80 hurdles, 2000 steeplechase, high jump, long jump, triple jump, shot put, discus, hammer throw, weight throw, and javelin.