Way back, even before I made it to PSU, I met Heather Carmichael at an all-comers meet at Millersville. She was there with Arthur Lydiard scouting out colleges for his "girls". I had the pleasure of meeting both of them after I won the 2-Mile and the Steeplechase that day. Took a nice warm-down run with her when she said she was leaning toward PSU, where I had just found out that Coach Groves would allow me to walk on. Small world! I still have one of the mittens Heather made for me in 1978. Apparently, knitting is easy for someone from a land where sheep outnumber people 2 to 1.
Our Official Physicist and great friend Brian Boyer sent me word of her husband Tom Richardson's recent honor of a Penn State Alumni Fellow Award.
|Heather Carmichael, foreground, with Arthur Lydiard.|