I got an email from Kara Tucker today. This former 400-meter runner ran her first 10K yesterday. She covered the distance in just over 54-minutes. Congrats!!! Here's a link to Kara's blog, with some kind words about the "old coach". http://oneredheadandlighthouses.blogspot.com/
This year's Wappinger's Sports Hall of Fame induction is now less than a month away. As I've mentioned before there are a dozen former John Jay track and cross country runners entering the Hall of Fame this year. Pretty amazing. I'm not sure how many are going to be able to attend as some of them are scattered pretty far around the country. Not quite as far as two recent inductees, Tom Haimelin and Jennifer Ueland Piccolo who are in Hong Kong and India. I do know that Kelly McCloskey will be flying in from California. I'm really looking forward to this mini-reunion and getting a chance to see all the athletes who attend.
Note to athletes who are going to be in town. My son Josh is directing a 5K race on Sunday, May 13 at Vassar Farms in Poughkeepsie. If you are interested in a race while you're in town for the induction ceremony, here's the link: http://www.friendsofsegowea.org/waddle/