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‘Not a Problem’: Quogue Couple and Friend Defy Age Expectations at Track and Field Events

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Hala Lawrence, 92, of Quogue recently began entering track and field competitions and qualified for the National Senior Games, set for next July in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. COURTESY DAN FLYNN

Hala Lawrence, 92, of Quogue recently began entering track and field competitions and qualified for the National Senior Games, set for next July in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. COURTESY DAN FLYNN

From left, Joy Flynn, Dan Flynn and Hala Lawrence. The Quogue residents will compete at the Senior National Games in Pittsburgh in track and field in July. CAILIN RILEY

From left, Joy Flynn, Dan Flynn and Hala Lawrence. The Quogue residents will compete at the Senior National Games in Pittsburgh in track and field in July. CAILIN RILEY

Quogue resident Hala Lawrence, 92, competed in the triple jump and long jump at a track and field event in New Jersey recently, posting distances that could potentially make her a world champion in the 90+ age group. CAILIN RILEY

Quogue resident Hala Lawrence, 92, competed in the triple jump and long jump at a track and field event in New Jersey recently, posting distances that could potentially make her a world champion in the 90+ age group. CAILIN RILEY

Quogue resident, a self-described lifelong track and field

Quogue resident, a self-described lifelong track and field "fanatic," has traveled the country and even the world with his wife, fellow track athlete Joy Flynn, competing in track and field events for seniors. CAILIN RILEY

Joy Flynn says that competing in track and field events for seniors has helped her discover her competitive side. CAILIN RILEY

Joy Flynn says that competing in track and field events for seniors has helped her discover her competitive side. CAILIN RILEY

authorCailin Riley on Sep 28, 2022
“Being older is not a problem.” That’s a mantra that Joy Flynn, 75, and her husband, Dan Flynn, 76, have embraced. The Quogue residents have been married for half a... more

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