Cooper takes silver medal in 5K

0
99

[Editor’s note: Exclusive team Tennessee coverage will be provided by "O&AN" as the week of Gay Games VII continues. Be sure to continue to check the Web site for updates on how Tennessee athletes are doing]

CHICAGO – Patrick Cooper, a Vanderbilt University School of Law student, has won the silver medal in the 5K run at the Gay Games VII in Chicago. He is the first Tennessean to medal in this year’s games. Cooper placed second in his age division, and fourth overall.

Nashvillian Stan Schklar also competed in the 5k.

GyrlGroove Softball Team plays Indy Crush
Knoxville’s GyrlGroove Softball team has played four games so far at the Gay Games. They’ve won three of those games, and have moved up into the "B" division. They lost a game to a team from Chicago. They stand 3 to 1 in double elimination. They will play Indy Crush on Wednesday. If they will, they will move forward to play SafeSox.

Olson advances in men’s doubles tennis with win
Stephen Olson from Nashville’s remains the only tennis player from Tennessee to move forward in men’s doubles tennis at the Gay Games in Chicago. Olson will compete on Wednesday. If he and his tennis partner win, they will advance to the quarter finals.

Little to throw javelin
Keith Little will throw the javelin on Wednesday as he continues to compete in the Track and Field competion. He will compete in the shot on Thursday and the discus on Friday.

 

In other Gay Games news, bowler Don Watson from Nashville competed in the singles men bowling, division B, and made it to the semi-final round bowling a 174.

Tennis results are:

Jeffrey Smith
Men’s B Singles
Seeded #15
On Draw Line #216
Main Draw:
256 Bye
128 Loss vs. Steven Backhaus
6-2;4-6;6-1

Men’s B Doubles
On Draw Line #11
Partner: Victor Masters
Main Draw:
128 Bye
64 Mon. 2:00pm vs. Millner/Nunez at WTC

John Anderson
Men’s C Doubles
On Draw Line #30
Partner: Heath Chamblee
Main Draw:
64 Loss vs. Dixson/Murphy 6-1;6-1

Men’s C Singles
On Draw Line #37
Main Draw:
128 Win vs. Gene Martinez 6-2;6-4
64 Loss vs. Paul Tong 6-2;6-3

Men’s C Singles
On Draw Line #37
Main Draw:
256 Bye
128 Win vs. Gene Martinez
6-2;6-4

Heath Chamblee
Men’s C Doubles
On Draw Line #30
Partner: John Andersen
Main Draw:
64 Loss vs. Dixson/Murphy 6-1;6-1

Men’s C Singles
On Draw Line #198
Main Draw:
256 Bye
128 Loss vs. David Hart
6-0;6-3

Stephen Olson
On Draw Line #7
Partner: Chan Boriboun
Main Draw:
32 Bye
16 Tue. 2:00pm vs. Cook/Leung at NW
Men’s Open Singles

On Draw Line #41
Main Draw:
64 Loss vs. Michael Crotty
5-7;6-3;6-2

Tad Williams
Men’s 40+ Singles
On Draw Line #41
Main Draw:
64 Win vs. Marius Batts
Def (ns)
32 Loss vs. Anthony Morris 7-6(3);2-6;6-4

Kip Kibbons
Men’s B Singles
Seeded #21
On Draw Line #9
Main Draw:
256 Bye
128 Loss vs. Habeeb Mukasa
6-0;6-3

Don Watson
Men’s C Singles
On Draw Line #132
Main Draw:
256 Bye
128 Loss vs. Kj Marmon
6-2;6-0