Four move on to National Senior Olympics
Posted: Friday, September 3, 2010 2:41 pm EARNS TRIP TO NATIONAL SENIOR OLYMPICS — (from left) Phil Campbell, Kathy Campbell, Debbie Doster and David Duncen Sr. recently qualified to the 2011 Nation Senior Olympics in Houston to be held June 19-July 5, 2011.
Four McKenzians competed recently in the Tennessee Senior Olympics State Championships at Battle Ground Academy in Franklin. Nearly 1,900 athletes met for over a week of competitive events. Local competitors were Phil and Kathy Campbell, David Duncan Sr. and Debbie Doster. The top four winners in each event/age group qualified and will advance to the 2011 National Senior Olympics in Houston, June 19 – July 5, 2011.
David Duncan is the McKenzie Middle School principal and the head coach of the Bethel University swim team and mid-distance track and field coach. David qualified nationally in the discus, javelin and shot put.
Debbie Hays Doster is the secondary supervisor with Weakley County Schools. Debbie, a Henry County Sports Hall of Fame inductee, former Henry County Lady Patriot basketball player and Murray State University basketball standout, participated in discus, javelin, shot put and softball throw. She brought home three gold medals and one silver qualifying in each nationally.
Phil Campbell is the Bethel University associate athletic director and speed and athletic performance coach. Phil has placed nationally in senior games and nationally in USA Track and Field Masters events. He placed in the 100 meter race and discus and received a gold medal in javelin that qualified him for the nationals in these events.
Kathy Campbell, Phil’s wife, is president of Pristine Publishers. She received four silver medals in discus, javelin, shot put and the 200 meter race qualifying for the nationals in all events. Last year she participated in her first national competition and placed nationally in three events.
The National Senior Olympics is one of the largest recurring multi-sports events in the United States and the largest multi-sport event in the world for adults over the age of 50.
Approximately 15,000 top male and female senior athletes, from across the United States are projected to compete in 18-20 different sports within separate age divisions at venues located throughout the Houston Area during the 16-day event. For more information on the 2011 Summer National Senior Games – The Senior Olympics, please go to www.nsga.com.