For the ninth consecutive year, Fredonia's Tim Geiger represented Northern Chautauqua County as he participated in the 35th Annual Empire State Senior games with 1,200 other competitors from the state.
The event was held at SUNY Cortland and was open to anyone ages 49 and up. The torch barer for the event was 97 years old and there were competitors competing in the hammer throw and discus who were 87 years old.
Geiger, who competed in the 60-64 age group, competed in 15 events and won medals in nine events. Geiger placed first in badminton and the javelin throw with a toss of 16.01 meters. He also won five silver medals including the 5K technical race as he finished in 42:22.
Geiger won silver in the 1,500-meter race, 100, 1,500 and 50. He took bronze in the long jump with a leap of 1.70 meters and third in the 200. He placed fourth in the discus with a throw of 16.70 meters and also took fourth in the 10K run (56.20), 400 and 300.
To round out his 15-event total, Geiger was sixth in the 5K run in 26:47. He also bowled a 394 set with a high game of 140 and was 17th in his age group.
A contract has been signed so the privately funded games will continue through 2017.
"I would like to dedicate my effort at the games this year on behalf of my friend and my fellow and former postal worker Roger Eimers Jr. who is scheduled for kidney transplant," Geiger said.