Tucumcari claims another Olympian

Looks like Tucumcari leads all area towns in ties to Olympians.

Tucumcari resident Rex Maddaford competed in two Olympic events in the Mexico Games in 1968.

Maddaford finished 10th in the 5,000 meter run (14:39.8) and 12th in the 10,000 meter run (30:17.2) for his native New Zealand.

Reporter Thomas Garcia is working on a story for this weekend.

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Amber Campbell, who used to live in Tucumcari, is competing in the Olympic hammer throw early next week.

A Web site to help readers track her adventure is now live:




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What if moms had a place to gather and exchange gently-used children’s clothes?