Pic & Quote #7: Competitiveness

Because we are now in the heart of RACING season!!!

“Competitiveness is a matter of pride. Take pride on being tough, in not giving up, in being hard to beat.”

WHAT: IC4A Freshman 3 Mile XC Meet

WHEN: 1968

WHERE: Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx, NY

WHO: Greg Fredericks (Penn State) and Donal Walsh (Villanova)

Fredericks would go on to qualify for the 1980 US Olimpic Team in the 10,000 meters holding the national record for that event at on time.  Walsh was a 1972 Irish Olympian 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, 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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