Pahrump resident does well in Wisconsin senior games


Senior athlete Marvin Caperton took home some gold, winning two gold medals and one silver in the Wisconsin Senior Olympics in Mequon, Wisconsin on Aug. 20 at Homestead High School.

The senior athlete is a former UCLA football wide receiver and track star who played football under Dick Vermeil.

He won two gold medals in the 100 meter (13.6) and the 200-meter runs (29.2) while running in the 55-59-year-old division, which is one division below his current division.

“I was prepared and worked hard for these races,” he said. “My next race will be in Las Vegas for the upcoming Nevada Senior Games, which are from Sept. 10 to Oct. 15.”

Caperton is a big supporter of senior games and wants them to return to Pahrump.

He is a longtime resident of Pahrump and remembers the games being here.

If you want to help Caperton to get the senior games to return to Pahrump, email him at mcape33@netzero.net.

Caperton thanked his sponsors, Tim Hafen, Dr. George Leaks, Stagestop Casino, Irene’s, Focus Link, Family Dentistry, Rubalcaba Taco Shop, Cathy Slaughterback, Tatuado Wild Side Tavern, and Romero’s.

For information on the Nevada Senior Games in Las Vegas, go to nevada.fusesport.com for more information.

Contact sports editor Vern Hee at vhee@pvtimes.com