Stevens Golden at Senior Games

    Russ Stevens won four gold medals at the Alaska International Senior Games. (courtesy photo)

    Juneau’s Russ Stevens set an age group record in the annual Alaska International Senior Games in Fairbanks recently.

    Stevens won four gold medals, placing first in the 50-54 age group in shot put, with a distance of 35 feet and four inches; standing long jump with a distance of six feet and 10.6 inches; the 50-meter dash with a time of 6.98 seconds; and a record-setting 100-meter dash in 12.06 seconds.

    The games, typically held annually, are the official state qualifier for the National Senior Games. Stevens qualified to represent Alaska in the National Senior Games, which are scheduled to be held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in May 2022.

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