Harry Bowie stands at the podium following his gold-medal finish. (Courtesy Photo)

San Marcos High alum and Santa Barbara local Harry Bowie turned in an impressive performance at the Huntsman Senior World Games last week in Utah.

Bowie, 79 at the time of competition, won gold in the 100-meter race in the 75-79 age division, finishing with a time of 15.88 seconds.

He didn’t end there, as Bowie also competed and finished with a bronze medal in the 50-meter race after crossing the finish line in 8.37 seconds. In that race, he finished behind Lawrence Lettieri of Texas and Utah’s Ray Morgan.

The Huntsman Senior World Games is the largest annual multi-sport event in the world for athletes aged 50 and over, according to their website.

The games have been around for over 30 years and include competition in over 30 different sports.

Bowie’s athletic roots run deep in Santa Barbara, as he was a star baseball player for the Royals during his time at San Marcos.

Harry Bowie had the support of seven family members for his races, including his 5-year-old great-grandson. (Courtesy Photo)