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Carol Jean Vosburgh cleans up at National Senior Games

Carol Jean Vosburgh of Treasure Island recently participated in the National Senior Games in Houston, Texas, and came away with a handful of medals.

Vosburgh, competing in the women's 65-69 age group, placed first in the 20K cycling road race in 41 minutes, 7.15 seconds to win by more than 16 seconds.

Vosburgh also won gold for her age group in the triathlon in 1:20:39. And she picked up silver medals for cycling in the 5K and 10K time trials. Vosburgh finished in 8:00.21 in the 5K and 17:30.46 in the 10K.

Seminole resident Rose Marie Ray was a silver medal winner in the triathlon at the National Senior Games. Ray, buoyed by a strong result in the bike portion, crossed the finish line in 1:46:01.

Ray, 70, also placed fifth in the 10K cycling time trial and was sixth in both the 20K road race and 5K time trial. She competed in the women's 70-74 age division.

The National Senior Games were held June 16-30 in Houston.

PORT TO PARK: Yvonne Bryant earned a second-place finish June 25 at the Port to Park 5K in Port Richey.

Bryant, 45, of Clearwater, clocked in at 22:06 and was 15 seconds off the winning pace, set by Holiday's Helen Lavoie (21:51). Bryant also won the women's 40-49 age division.

James Hummel of Tarpon Springs had the fastest time among local men at the Port to Park. Hummel, 50, finished in 20:01. He placed fourth among all men and topped the men's 50-59 group.

Gar Flisek was another local age group winner. Flisek, 66, of Tarpon Springs, was fastest in the men's 60-69 division in 23:21.

LOCALS SET RECORD: A quartet of swimmers from the Tampa Bay area broke meet and Florida Swimming records June 26 at the Fort Lauderdale Aquatics International Invitational.

The team of Ryan Peters, Devin McCaffrey, Dean Waite and Kevin Smith, competing in the boys 15- to 16-year-old age group, won by more than three seconds in the 200 meter medley relay in 1:51.29.

That broke the meet record of 1:52.39, set in 2001.

The local relay team also broke the Florida Swimming mark of 1:53.43 that had stood since 1990.

Peters swam the backstroke portion in 29.48, Smith the breaststroke in 31.27, McCaffrey the butterfly in 26.35 and Waite the freestyle in 24.19.

Theirs was the fastest 15-16 boys medley relay time in the country this year.

All four are members of the Tampa Bay Aquatics team.

OCEAN MILE SWIM: The husband-and-wife team of Thomas and Patricia Hoffman had success June 25 at the Community Sailing Ocean Mile Swim.

Patricia Hoffman was the women's champion in the 60-64 group, finishing in 35:15.

Thomas won gold in the men's 45-49 group with a time of 27:56.

They reside in Palm Harbor.

CORRECTION: Shane Deeley was the fastest Tampa Bay area triathlete at the Morton Plant Mease Triathlon June 26 in Clearwater. Another name was listed last week. Deeley defended his junior elite title in a time of 26:21.

Carol Jean Vosburgh cleans up at National Senior Games 07/04/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, July 12, 2011 12:44am]
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