A Pic and A Quote #28: Tactics and Opportunities

“In Cross Country, the terrain can dictate tactics and present opportunities to win.  Cross Country is a thinking person’s sport.” – Jeff Johnson

Photo by John Goegel

WHO:  Wilson Smith (1st, Villanova); Donal Walsh (3rd, Villanova/Ireland); John Hartnett (4th, Villanova/Ireland); Chris Mason (5th, Villanova)

WHAT Villanova, Georgetown

WHEN 1970

WHERE Georgetown

**Walsh would go on to place 2nd at the NCAAs that year behind one Steve Prefontaine.

More back story to Villanova’s 1970 NCAA Title


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!

Photo by John Goegel

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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