ST. LOUIS, JULY 1 -- Elsa Matila of Edgewater, Md., won three gold medals in swimming today in the U.S. National Senior Olympics at Washington University.

The 76-year-old won the 50- and 100-meter butterfly races and the 200-meter backstroke in her age group to add to her previous two gold medals and one silver medal.

Baltimore's William Melville Jr. won gold medals in the 50- and 200-meter backstroke in the 65-69 division.

June Gillespie of Rustburg, Va., competing in the 80-plus division, won three medals, placing first in the 200-meter backstroke, second in the 100-meter backstroke and third in the 100-meter freestyle.

Patrick Frank of Charlottesville won the gold in the 200-meter freestyle in the 70-75 division and took a bronze in the 100-meter freestyle.

Mimi Lee of Silver Spring placed fourth in the 65-69 breaststroke and fifth in the backstroke.

Bill Campbell, former University of Maryland swim coach, placed third in the 50-meter freestyle in the 60-64 group.

In track and field, Anna Chilcoat of Capitol Heights took third in the 65-69 1,500-meter race-walk. Harvey Geller of Greenbelt was second in that event in the men's 65-69 division.

Bernice Kleinschmidt of Annandale took the silver medal in the 65-69 high jump and Alexandria's Jean Campbell was second in the event in the 60-64 division.

Earlier this week, Ed Benham of Ocean City, Md., placed first in the 10-kilometer race in the 75-79 division with a time of 45 minutes 35 seconds. Dorothy Bright of Mount Airy, Md., won that race in the women's 60-64 group in 51:36.