Age isn’t slowing down two Park Cities residents who sprinted to gold medals this month at the Texas Senior Olympics in San Antonio.
University Park attorney Ken Raggio won the 400 meters in the men’s 65-69 age group. He also was the runner-up in the 800 meters and placed third in the 1,500. Hand surgeon Paul Ellis was second in the 200 meters in the men’s 60-64 age group.
Both men qualified for the 2015 National Senior Olympics in Minneapolis, which will include about 13,000 athletes 50 and over competing in 18 sports.
It will be Raggio’s fifth appearance at the national meet, having medaled in three different events in the past.
“All of us need goals to motivate us to exercise and try to stay fit,” he said. “Now we have an incentive stretching into next year.”
Meanwhile, Ellis has been training with his daughter Becka, who is a former track standout at Highland Park High School.