Horseshoes Results 2010
The elements conspired against the horseshoes competition this year as a massive rainstorm three days before the Oct. 4 event flooded Centennial Park in Ellicott City and caused a three-week delay in being played. By then, an already thin field was atrophied to 10 competitors on an otherwise gorgeous early-fall morning.
The best competition came in the men's 60-64 as Robert Taylor won the gold for the second straight year in a good match against 2008 champ Charles Taylor. Sanford Sarosky took the bronze over former gold medalist Ray Creamer.
Terence Rogers (75-79) was back for gold, having also won in 2006, 2008 and 2009. Harry Bernat, who has been pitching at the Maryland Games forever, tossed for 18 points and took his gold medal in 85-89.
And, Eino Witalia continues to endure. Now in the 90-94 age group, he had 21 points and his ninth gold since 2000.
The only female competitor was Carlene Jarboe in 60-64. She scored 22 points for the second-highest score of the day and her second gold in two years.
Among the many long-time pitchers we missed this year were Reginald Grier, Claudette Braswell, Joyce Durbin and Flora Mae Wilson. Mrs. Durbin took silver at the 2009 National Senior Games and Mrs. Wilson is the 2005 national champion.
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