20th Annual Penn State Track and Field/XC Reunion

And SAVE THE DATE! The Executive Committee meeting of the Officers of the Group convened and chose the dates for the 2022 Reunion and Coach Groves Golf Tournament. This will be the 20th anniversary of the formulation of this whole shebang, and you better SAVE THE DATE!! So set aside May 13th and 14th, 2022. (Each year will alternate between May and August) We will be going all out for this event and you won't want to miss it. Adult beverages, camaraderie with old and new friends, mediocre golf, AND LIVE MUSIC FROM PROFESSIONALS! Stay tuned...

Thursday, September 30, 2021

More Beauty On The Trail

Rob "Large" Whiteside and his daughter Phoebe "White Rabbit" continue their travel through Vermont on the Long Trail.  Check out all their pics of their reprise of their Appalachian Through-hike in at Whiteside AT Hike 2016







 

Saturday, September 25, 2021

A Hole-In-One For One Of Our Own

 From Officer and all-around great guy Harry Smith comes news of another superior sporting activity from one of our own.  Pole vaulter Ron Campbell attained a hole-in-one.  Please get in touch with him and urge him to join us at the May 2022 20th Annual Coach Groves Tourney!


 


Saturday, September 18, 2021

Back In The Woods

Rob Whiteside and his daughter, Phoebe are back on the Trail!  This time it's the Vermont Long Trail. Previously, they through-hiked the Appalachian Trail.  Rob has asked me to hike with him some time, but I have steadfastly opined that I have already completed my own travels of the entire width of the Appalachian Trail numerous times. Enough is enough, I say.

 "Goodbye to all that. (Politics) I am turning into Jeremiah Johnson, a shunner."
-Rob Whiteside, walking the Appalachian Trail.






Sunday, September 12, 2021

Coach Harry Groves Spiked Shoe Invitational Returns


 It may have been the longest duration between home cross country meets in PSU history, but The Coach Harry Groves Spiked-Shoe Invitational finally returned.  Only World War II could have had a similar dearth of events. 



*Photos from Greg Fredericks.

And from Dan Curran comes this great quote from Coach Groves...

 "If you win, I’ll love you, but if you don’t  [he hesitates for a few seconds to let the tension build] . . . I’ll still love you, so get in there and have a good time – it’s only a race."  




Sunday, September 5, 2021

Diamonds Are A Guys Best Friend

 Via our West Coast Promoter Mike Fanelli, via Founder and Keeper of the Beer Clark Haley comes this picture from the 1980 Run for the Diamonds in Berwick, PA.  I think both Greg Fredericks and Larry Mangan won diamonds that year.   Not bad for a couple of milers...





Saturday, September 4, 2021

The Dolan Duals Are Special

 As the opening tune-up for the XC season, it has been around for a number of years.  Jim Dolan was Greg Fredericks' Freshman season Coach when Coach Groves first came to Penn State from William and Mary in 1968.  He became the head coach of Division II Lock Haven the following year.  There has been a special relationship between the schools ever since.

 



 

WOMENS RESULTS: 

1
FR-1
5:43.6
14:14.0
1
2
SO-2
5:45.3
14:18.4
2
3
SO-2
5:46.4
14:21.1
3
4
FR-1
5:48.7
14:26.8
4
5
SO-2
5:50.4
14:30.9
5
6
SO-2
5:52.6
14:36.5
6
7
SO-2
5:52.8
14:36.9
7
8
SO-2
6:11.8
15:24.3
 
9
Hayes, Samantha
 
Unattached
6:12.1
15:25.0
 
10
SR-4
6:17.0
15:37.1
 8
MENS RESULTS:
 
 
 1
SR-4
4:49.9
18:01.0
1
2
SO-2
4:52.6
18:11.0
2
3
SR-4
4:53.3
18:13.7
3
4
SR-4
4:57.8
18:30.4
4
5
SO-2
4:58.0
18:31.0
5
6
Lyon, Henry J
 
Unattached
4:58.7
18:33.7
 
7
JR-3
5:00.6
18:40.8
6
8
DeSousa, Christopher
 
Unattached
5:01.8
18:45.2
 
9
FR-1
5:02.6
18:48.3
7
10
SR-4
5:02.8
18:48.8 
 
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