A medal-winning Senior Olympian from Wood River is staying sharp, and recently brought home a silver medal from the USA Outdoor Championships. The same group that sanctions the Senior Olympics runs that series of competitive events as well, so 51-year old Mike Young feels he has a good shot at returning to the Senior Olympics next year and bringing home the gold.
Young says the recent competition at Wake Forest University in Winston Salem, North Carolina was stacked with elite athletes.
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Young finished 2nd in the 4 x 400 relay, 6th in the long jump, and 8th in the triple jump. Young is a member of the Explosion Track Club, based in the Chicago area.