Photo by Diane Cox
Mike Young is on his mark following the St. Louis Senior Olympics. Young brought home four gold and one bronze medal.
WOOD RIVER — Wood River resident Mike Young continues to make his mark in the national track and field circuit after bringing home five medals from the St. Louis Senior Olympics in Clayton on Monday.
As a member of the Explosion track club, Young competed in the 50 meters, 100 meters, standing long jump and triple jump, bringing home the gold in four events. Young added a bronze medal in the 400 meters.
Qualifying in seven events, Young will make the journey to Minneapolis in July for the National Senior Olympics for his second appearance. He will compete in the 50m, 100m, 200m, 400m, long jump, triple jump and 4x100 relay.
To donate to help Young cover his travel costs to compete in national events, visit www.gofundme.com/kg9c78.