T-or-C Native Olympian Winner

Joe Martinez

Joe Martinez is a Hot Springs High graduate, of a class we won’t mention, but he has taken high high school athletic skills in track and field, added them with some he acquired over the years and with weekly practice, is a proud New Mexico Senior Olympian winner. The son of Susan Polanco, Martinez now resides in Doña Ana County and as soon as he reached the “50” year mark, immediately signed up to compete in the Doña Ana County Senior Olympics. While many who may be inching that milestone, would like to discard the fact it’s a “senior” marker, fact is in the Senior Olympics, it’s the first step. Martinez initially participated as a volunteer and after witnessing some unforgettable moments with folks in the 70-75 age bracket competing in the 100-yard dash, and watching them driving for the finish…….