Pics & Quote #5: Competitors!

With most of New England descending on Manchester this coming weekend, a little reminder for all you in the 603! Let’s be gracious hosts!

“Top competitors are drawn to one another. They know they make each other great!”

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WHAT:  NCAA XC Championships

WHEN:  1969

WHERE:  Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx, NY

WHO: Steve Prefontaine & Gerry Lindgren

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WHAT: NCAA XC Championships

WHEN: 1973

WHERE: Spokane, WA

WHO: Steve Prefontaine & Ron Wayne (UMASS Amherst grad running for University of Oregon Track Club as a grad student.  He was the 1966 New England HS XC Champion which was held at UNH.  He went on to claim an AAU title in the marathon)

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, .  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

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