Wood River's Mike Young
A Wood River Senior Olympian recently made a strong showing at the USA Track and Field Masters Championships at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C.
Mike Young placed second in the 4x400 relay, sixth in the long jump, tenth in the triple jump, 12th in the 100 meters and 17th in the 200 meters.
In June, Young traveled to the University of Missouri Columbia to compete in the Missouri Senior Games and once again qualified for the 2015 National Senior Olympics in Minneapolis. Young qualified in the 100-meter, 200-meter, long jump, 50-meter dash, and will defend his gold medal in the 4 x 100 relay.
Young brought home a gold medal in the 4 x 100 relay, a bronze in the 50-meter dash, and sixth place in the nation in the long jump at the National Senior Olympics in Cleveland in 2013.
Young is retired as East Alton-Wood River’s full-time announcer.