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95-year-old set to walk for health

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Bobby Gersten, 95, will walk a mile at East Carolina's Bate Foundation track at noon Saturday as part of UNC Walk For Health.

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By JORDAN ANDERS
The Daily Reflector

Friday, April 29, 2016

The University of North Carolina’s oldest living athlete will be in Greenville on Saturday to raise awareness for the role walking can play in leading a healthy life.

Bobby Gersten, 95, will walk a mile at East Carolina’s Bate Foundation track at noon Saturday as part of his UNC Walk For Health Program.

The event is free and open to the public, and event organizer William Thorpe said Greenville residents are encouraged to come and make the walk with Gersten.

The walk is part of Gersten’s “16 for 2016” campaign, in which the 1942 UNC graduate plans to walk a mile at all 16 UNC system campuses before the end of the year.

“It’s really a publicity campaign that we’re doing to get that message out to as many people as possible that walking can help prevent all types of coronary diseases,” Thorpe said. ”We just want to take this kind of simple act of act of walking and let people know about Bobby and get that message out there.”

Gersten starred at UNC in baseball and basketball from 1938-42. UNC Walk For Health held a similar walk last year on the campus of UNC Chapel Hill before expanding to reach every UNC system university this year.

More information about Saturday’s event can be found at UNCwalkforhealth.com.

Conley at ECU

The high school state softball championship is still more than a month away, but Saturday’s game will have a championship feel for D.H. Conley.

The Vikings will take on Enka at 1 p.m. Saturday at East Carolina’s softball stadium in a battle between two of last year’s four state championship teams.

Enka won the 3-A state title last year, while Conley won the 4-A crown.

“Some of these young ladies were with us last year when we played for the state championship at N.C. State, so some of them have had that opportunity to play in a college stadium,” DHC coach Wayne Deans said. “But some of the younger players on the team were not with us last year, so this is a great opportunity for them.

“It’s a great chance to play a team like Enka, which has a long history of being a very powerful softball program in North Carolina.”

The Vikings enter the game at 19-2. Both of their losses came to conference foe C.B. Aycock, which is the team Enka beat in the 3-A state finals.

 

Contact Jordan Anders at janders@reflector.com, 252-329-9594 or follow @ReflectorJordan on Twitter.

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