A Pic and A Quote #20: CHALLENGE!

“You might as well EMBRACE CHALLENGE, because life is going to challenge you every day, non-stop, ready or not for as long as you live.  Without challenge, we will never know what we are made of, never know what can do, never know what we can endure. ”

WHO:  Holy Cross’s Art Dulong (leading) trailed by eventual winner Air Force’s Mike Ryan.  #506 West Virginia’s Carl Hatfield, Villanova’s Tom Donnelly also pictured.  Donnelly went on to coach at Haverford.

WHAT NCAA XC Championships

WHEN1968

WHERE Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx, NY

Note: Dulong left his uniform in Worcester. He wore a t-shirt that says “Clark House” on it and shorts he brought with him. He borrowed spikes from someone at the meet.


Editor’s Note: Due to the graciousness of Jeff Johnson, John Goegel and others, we are carrying over a series begun during the track season on our sister site, newhampshiretrackandfield.com .  For those of you that don’t know, Jeff Johnson was employee #1 of Nike.  He actually is the one responsible for naming the company.  Fortunately for us, he was also a world class photographer of our great sports in the 1960s and 1970s during which he captured thousands of sports photographs.  We are honored and thankful for their choice to use our sites as their medium for sharing their passion.  We hope our presentations can do them justice!

Photos by Jeff Johnson

Quotes by Jeff Johnson from his work in progress: “In Other Words: Things I Think I Said When I Was Trying To Think Of Something To Say.”

If you are interested in a poster version of a photo from this series, they are available for a small charge.  Contact us via nhcrosscountry@gmail.com

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