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Octogenarian still competing in field events

Frank Weber still winning medals in track and field
by: John Brewingotn Frank Weber won a gold and two silver medals at the Northwest Senior Games in Seattle.

The irrepressible Frank Weber is a little bit like the energizer bunny when it comes to track and field events.

Weber, 87, from Scappoose, recently returned from the Northwest Senior Games in Seattle where he took a gold medal and two silvers in his masters' class.

Weber earned the gold in the javelin with a 54-foot toss. He went 22 feet in the shot and 47 feet in the discus for silver medals.

Weber says he wants to continue throwing as long as he can and has plans to participate in the Portland Classic at Mt. Hood Community College at the end of June and the Oregon State Games in July.

'I work at it pretty hard sometimes,' the octogenarian noted.

Weber is also very active in the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 4362 in Scappoose. He served in World War II and Korea. He was a BMC (Boatswain Mate Chief) on the battleship U.S.S. Colorado.

He still helps collect monies left from the sale of Veteran's candies and will work on properly disposing of unserviceable flags on Flag Day this week.