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He wore lucky number 13

Ann’s Choice resident wins gold in Penn Relays

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July 7th, 2015

Ann's Choice resident in race

Wearing number 13 brought George Scott only good luck at this year’s Penn Relays competition at the University of Pennsylvania’s Franklin Field. 

Scottie (George’s nickname), who lives at , took gold in the Masters Men’s 100-meter dash. 

Seven competitors raced in his heat, but Scottie was the only person running in the 90 – 94 age bracket. 

He aimed for a 25-second time but did even better. Scottie crossed the finish line in 24.87 seconds. 

He started racing just six years ago and has acquired a display case full of medals, nearly all of which are gold. 

On-site training

A serious competitor, he takes advantage of resources at Ann’s Choice to train. 

Scottie walks each day on the community’s 103-acre grounds or at the  adjacent Warminster Community Park. 

He uses the campus fitness center for treadmill walking and workouts on its state-of-the-art strength-training equipment. 

Three times a week he drives to Doylestown and plays full-court basketball with much younger guys. 

“Basketball will always be my all-time favorite sport,” he says, claiming that running on the court helps him excel on the track. 

For fun and for fitness, Scottie ballroom dances. He even started an end-of-the-month Saturday night dance at Ann’s Choice. 

Coincidentally, his Penn Relays race took place on one of those Saturdays. Scottie says he picked up his medal, walked eight blocks to his car, and arrived back at Ann’s Choice just in time for the dance.