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Official Review

     When considering how to prepare for the development of this article, I thought it might be a good idea to be as professional and thorough as one could possibly be.  I’m not certain if this will ever become part of an “official” document, but you can be certain that it will be discussed […]

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President with a Purpose

     “Most of all, he is balanced and understands the sport of running from many points of view.  Whether it be as a track athlete,  road race director, competitor, team member, USATF official, or a club member, he finds a way to offer sensible advice and sound judgement to further the sport of running”, states […]


Soaring Eagles 06

It began on April 22nd. It was rainy and cold. It was hardly the hazy, hot, and humid of July to come. Yet, it was the starting point for every athlete, and each would have to determine where he or she wanted to be in late July. Some would be soaking up the lazy days […]


Timing is Everything

     He’ll Be Back!  Well, his terminator look leaves a bit to be desired, but certainly not his timing skills.  Meet Glenn Wolin, owner of Finish Right Timing.  So, the old adage goes, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!”  When it comes to timing pieces, that statement could never be more true.  At […]


Meet the Meet Director

     It is probably the most unappreciated, but likely the most taxing of responsibilities, yet without an organized Meet Director, the Empire State Liberty Tour would not be a competitive Track & Field meet series, it would be just another social gathering on a Saturday morning.  Getting ready for the President’s Open (the second stop along the Empire […]


When Opportunity Meets Preparedness! – 06

It has been said that when opportunity and preparedness meet, there is success! For Shondelle McCray and many of his teammates, the Region 1 Junior Olympics in Kingston, NY was such a time. With 30 of their 42 athletes qualifying for the Region 1 JO Meet, a strong performance was in order. Head Coach Anthony […]

Liberty Tour (II)

A Very Independent Invitational

     It was the final day of June, just four days away from July 4th, the anniversary of the Birth of America, when our forefathers declared “Independence” from England!  Now it is 230 years later, and the desire for Independence is still alive!  Well, there is no desire to break from the Union, but […]

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They Shall Mount UP With Wings As Eagles – 06

One of the disadvantages of the “Team Photo” is that all athletes look like ordinary people. And, so it is with these athletes shown in the picture above. However, the Country Mills Eagles Track & Field team of 2006 were more than that! It would take three months to develop, but the final picture is […]


A Shot in the Dark – 06

     It was 230 years ago that a special group of people declared us “Independent” from England. At that time, it may have been seen as a shot in the dark, but today we all have the freedom to participate in such wonderful opportunities as the Empire State Liberty Tour’s, Independent Invitational, because they […]

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A Race to the Wire!

For the second straight week, what began as a rainy, gloomy forecast for the fourth stop of the Empire State Liberty Tour, (USATF Adirondack Junior Olympic Championships), turned out to be a wonderful day for championship competition! With nearly 350 athletes ready to provide their best perfomance, an equal number of spectators watched with anticipation […]

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