National Senior Games in Albuquerque honor Native athletes

Olivia HarlowMonique Lujan pushes her grandmother-in-law Alberta Lente, a 96-year-old shuffleboard player from Isleta Pueblo, around the Albuquerque Convention Center during the National Senior Games' Indian Day on Monday. Lente spoke on public radio about her experiences as a 96-year-old Native athlete. 'If we don't play, we don't win,' she said with a laugh. Lente, who does not use a wheelchair in competition, said she's happy to see more Native participants compete in the Senior Games, but said she'd still like it to grow.
ALBUQUERQUE - Of the 13,712 athletes who registered to participate in this year's National Senior Games, fewer than 200 identify as Native American. On Monday …
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National Senior Games in Albuquerque honor Native athletes

ALBUQUERQUE - Of the 13,712 athletes who registered to participate in this year's National Senior Games, fewer than 200 identify as Native American. On Monday …

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