Sara Sievert - 31 October 2016
I started competing in Senior Games in 1999. My first competition was in Kerrville where I shot Free Throws and went on to play 3-on-3 Basketball with the 75+ Texas Challenge. The team went to Nationals in 2001 and won Gold beating New Mexico by 1 point. In the next years, I branched out to Track & Field, Horseshoes, Shuffle Board, and Swimming.
I have won countless medals in all the sports at local, state, and nationals Events. At the present time, I hold the national record for the 90-94 age group in both the 100 meter and 50 meter Backstroke.
On a personal note, I suffered some medical crises a few years ago, and what kept me striving to get well was my desire and commitment to be able to compete and be a part of the Senior Games. We all need to set goals in life and mine has been to do the best I am capable of in this life.
Although I don't train for any of the individual sports, I do go to the gym 5 days a week to keep fit and healthy.
Ruby Ranch resident Frank Dickey, 85, clears 7’ 6” on his second attempt Sunday at the State Senior Games in San Antonio to claim the world record for his age group. Dickey, who took a 60 year break from the sport, said he is more proud of this accomplishment than any awards he received in high school or college. (Photo courtesy Cyndy Slovak-Barton)
Lynn Leverett of Abilene, TX has enjoyed swimming his whole life. Having competed in both local and state Games, he is hoping to improve for this year's Texas Senior Games.
The BallHawgs have competed at the state and national Senior Games level for many years, even winning the National Championship!