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Recent Wildcats Competing In College:

Graduation Competing 
Athlete Year College/University
Ethan Osborne 2013 Nazareth College
Pete Richardson 2013 SUNY Cortland
Abby Kastick 2013 Niagara University
Luke Potash 2012 Plattsburgh State
Martin Leff 2012 U. of Buffalo
Kelly Powell 2012 Rochester Institute
of Technology
Amy Hannahan 2012 SUNY Oswego
John DeLallo


SUNY Albany
Billy Gabriel


SUNY Geneseo
Matt Gonnella


Saint Anselm College 
Sam Reedy


Niagara University
Steve Houghmaster


SUNY Buffalo
Jake Lafaver


Nazareth College
Zach Lafaver


Nazareth College
Katie Bott


SUNY Oswego
Katie Reilly


SUNY Oswego


Alumni Notes: 

CALLING ALL ALUMNI: The Wildcats would like to hear from you. If you are an 'alumnus' of one of our running programs in the near and not-so-near past, we'd like to know where you are, what you are doing these days, whether you still run and your accomplishments on and off the track/course. Drop a line. Send a digital photo. I'll post any information and links you authorize. If your e-mail link changes, contact me for an update.

Coach Vermeulen:  jpvermeulen@twcny.rr.com.

 Wedding Waves


At a 9/11 shoreline ceremony, former Wildcat and Indoor Track State Championship qualifier, Pete DiGennaro married Danielle, with his brother Nicholas as best man and Nicole as maid of honor.


Old Friends


A 8/9 gathering brought together former Wildcat runners Katie Naton, Stephanie McGrath, Kayla Murphy, E.J. Reedy and Katie Rothenberg.


LeMoyne Day

Wildcat alumni Charlie Deragon(06), Matt Winters(03) and Christina Phelan(03) at the 9/10/06 Oswego Invitational


West Genesee alumni and outdoor 3000m/Steeplechase record-holder, Kerry Banazek, closed our her St. Lawrence collegiate XC career at the NCAA Division III XC Regionals 11/12/05. Held on the U. of Rochester course, St. Lawrence finished 4th and Kerry was 28th in the 207 runner field. (Photo: Mark DiGennaro)


Morgan Doherty(in red), WG graduate of 2000, clears a barrier in the3000m Steeplechase at the 2003 Division III National Championship. Morgan was able to run before her home school crowd at St. Lawrence University. In line for an All-American top-8 finish, she caught a spike on the final barrier and fell, dropping to 10th, though still running a new St. Lawrence record.

1996 Boys Varsity after a muddy McQuaid

Left to Right: Chris Dankiw; Mike Gomes; Bryan Coogan; Rob Tiller; Sean Backes(hidden); Andy Field; Dan Cohen.


1977 West Genesee Indoor Track Team

First Row: J.Napolitano; B.Lintern; M.Levett; Coach Hughes. Second Row: P.Alfiere; D.Ramsey; E.Gilroy; R. Simons; Coach Bauersfeld. Third Row: P.Connelly; C.Ummer; B.Colvin; R. Beardsley; W.Worden. Fourth Row: C.Dye; J.Crossett;  M.Luke; D.Lintner; P.Young. Fifth Row: D.Roulston; R.Martone; J.Levett; S.Dustimer; L.Turo; S.Wojcieson; L.Reed; K.Wickham.


West Genesee 1976 State Champion Indoor 2 Mile Relay - Cornell U.

(L-R) Steve Rogers, Bill Scarbrough, Mark Anderson, John Quinn


***Alumni Sightings***

May 2011: Oswego State freshman Katie Bott (Camillus, N.Y.) has been named the SUNY Athletic Conference Women's Track Athlete of the Week for the week ending May 1, 2011. Bott earned a first-place finish in the 400-meter dash with a school-record and ECAC-qualifying time of 58.95 seconds at the Raider Open hosted by Roberts Wesleyan in Rochester on Saturday. Bott bettered the record time she set last week, which was 60.64 seconds. Her time of 58.95 is the second-fastest time in the SUNYAC this season.

September 2009: Several Wildcats off to college made contact with updates. Tom Hopkins('09') caught Coach Vermeulen at the WG/Auburn dual meet with a cell phone call. "T-hop" is enjoying SUNY Cortland Cross-Country and has a few races under his belt. The studies are going well, though a change in major could be in the offing. T-hop wished his former 'cats a successful season. Jon Richardson('09'), another member of the 2008 Wildcat XC Federation Team, was back in town for the weekend and stopped in at a Friday pre-race practice. The University of Rochester and pre-track training suit Jon fine, and he'd rather be there than home putting in hours at Wegmans.

June 2009: Former Wildcats are reported off for different parts of the world this summer. In addition to a group of alumni headed to college to continue their running careers, Kerry Banazek('02') is headed to Montana from Seattle for graduate work in creative writing. Morgan Doherty, following a short return to Camillus to administer her 'Young Runners' track program for Camillus Parks & Recreation, will leave Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, N.J. and take up residence in Seattle. Shannon Morris('01') will spend a year in South America.

June 2006: '02' alumnus Kerry Banazek graduated St. Lawrence University this May with more than running achievements to her credit. At recent St. Lawrence ceremonies, Kerry was presented with the Douglas and Sylvia Angus Creative Writing Award and was also inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. It was also announced she was awarded an Honorable Mention in the James Prince III Memorial Award for poetry. Kerry heads west this summer to Colorado where she will work in Durango. This fall, she expects to relocate to Seattle, Washington.

May 2006: XC/Track alumni Rob Tiller('97') sent greetings from the Philadelphia area where he has settled. Rob is Operations Manager for a large "business to consumer" shipping company and says the work is "Very stressful, yet very rewarding!!!" He's not running as much, but spending time in the gym. Rob's one of the characters in the1996 'muddy McQuaid' archive photo above. He can be reached at: roblo1967@hotmail.com.

April 2006: Running her final collegiate season, St. Lawrence senior Kerry Banazek('02') is finishing in style. At the 4/15 Liberty League Championship, she left the field behind in the 5000m, winning with more than a minute lead over the 2nd place finisher. Kerry also tallied another ten points for St. Lawrence in the 3000m Steeplechase as she again won by a wide margin. St. Lawrence placed 2nd in the meet.

January 2006: Following some time out west, Sean Backus('97') has been living in Lake Placid for the past year and a half. Sean works at Dimon Sports, a speed skate shop, which is, according to Sean, "pretty much the only shop like it in the US"(http://www.dimonsports.com/index.html). Sean's still skiing and mountain-biking. He'd enjoy hearing from old teammates and can be reached at: gdfan70@hotmail.com. A red-eye flight brought Shannon Morris('01') home recently for a short visit. Shannon stopped in to an Indoor Track workout at the Ultimate Goal to visit with Coach V. Shannon's landed a job with an environmental firm in San Francisco, where she will help coordinate community outreach and publicity for environmental issues. Noting the difficulty of staying away from competitive running once it's 'in the blood,' Shannon has joined the Bay-area Impala Racing Team, where she will prepare for future 800/1500 races with a 4:38 1500m goal for the immediate future. The Impalas are one of the country's top all-female racing teams. Their web site is: (http://www.impalaracingteam.org/).

November 2005: Christina Phelan('03') enjoyed a very successful junior Cross-Country season with the LeMoyne Dolphins. As the LeMoyne XC site mentions:  "Junior Christina Phelan's 19th-place finish helped Le Moyne to fifth place in the team competition at the NCAA Division II Cross Country New England Region Championship. Phelan covered the course in 24:25.2." Christina was also named this season to the Northeast-10 Conference All-Academic Team. Shannon Morris('01') checked in from San Francisco, where she has relocated following graduation from Oberlin College. After "bumming off friends for the summer" Shannon located living arrangements and has a job teaching marine biology to elementary students. Shannon is also coaching a high school girls XC team, which this fall made it all the way to the State Championship. Two other former WG runners, Justin Marsh('03') and Jeff Dugan('02') met Coach Vermeulen in  WGHS parking lot while on a run. Jeff is training on his own while Justin is at SUNY Geneseo. Kristine Miller('00') and Morgan Doherty('01') were home for the holidays and ran the 5 miler in the Baldwinsville Kiwanis Turkey-Trot Races. Kristine is living outsider Boulder, Colorado. Summers she's fighting forest fires as a member of the US Forest Service. Winters she's living the life of a ski bum. Morgan lives in Jersey City, N.J. and works at a Manhattan Fleet Feet store. Both Kristine and Morgan are running regularly.

May 2005: Shannon Morris('01') was recently named to the NCAA Division III Cross-Country Coaches Association All-Academic Team. Shannon, a senior environmental studies major at Oberlin College, holds a 3.55 grade point average. She qualified individually for the 2004 NCAA Division III National Cross-Country Championships where she placed 76th. Shannon led a team that finished with the 13th highest GPA in the nation at 3.61.

January 2005: Mike Celeste('00') e-mailed from Altlanta to let Coach V. know that the running is warmer down south. Mike graduated from Niagara University in June 2004, packed up and moved to Atlanta where he too an  "entry level" job in one of the call centers in Home Depots corporate offices. He's since moved up to the Store Solutions group, preparing hardware and software for use in the corporation stores and enjoying that position much more. Mike still gets out to run and even tried some distance while at Niagara, though he's "a sprinter at heart." Mike can be reached at:  Namedseven@gmail.com.

December 2004: A Wildcats distance-runner parking lot sprint session was nicely interrupted by Christina Phelan('03'), home from Lemoyne College for the semester break. Christina continues to run XC at Lemoyne and is apparently doing quite well in the classroom, as her 4.0 fall semester average indicates. Christina is majoring in biology.

The new championship banners are up in the old main gym at the high school. Almost overlooked was the 1976 WG Indoor Track state champion 2 mile relay of Steve Rogers, Bill Scarbrough, Mark Anderson and John Quinn(see photo above). We caught that in time. Banners honoring league and sectional championships are also being provided by the WG Boosters and should be displayed soon.

November 2004: The annual Baldwinsville turkey races brought out Mike Martin('01') and Katie Bubnack('02'). Both ran the 5 miler with Coach V.(though considerably faster). Mike just complete his senior XC season at Siena. Katie was an XC team captain this year and ran exceptionally strong at season's end. In the turkey race, Mike place 1st for his 21-25 age group.

Matt Winters('03'), Joel Wilmore('04') and Kerry Banazek ('02') all stopped by Indoor Track practice on the WG oval. Matt is working out following a successful fall XC season at LeMoyne. Joel Wilmore is working hard and enjoying RIT. Kerry Banazek wanted to run better than her 162nd place in the DIII XC National Championship but is looking forward to indoor at St. Lawrence. Her former WG teammate, Shannon Morris('01), also qualified for the DIII National Championship as an individual. Running her senior season for Oberlin College, Shannon finished an excellent 75th. The following day, Chris Juliani('03'), Pete DiGennaro('03') and John Kulak('03') stopped in to Indoor Track practice with Joel Wilmore. Chris, Pete and John are enjoying Genesseo, though Pete has been unable to train/compete due to knee problems.

November 2004:  Kerry Banazek('02') and Shannon Morris('01) head to the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, which hosts the 2004 NCAA Division III Men's and Women's Cross Country Championships, November 20, at Whitetail Golf Course in Colfax, Wisconsin. The women's race will begin at noon Central time. Kerry(St. Lawrence) and Shannon(Oberlin College) both were individual qualifiers for the championship.

July 2004:  Greg Allen('04'), former Cross-Country team captain, is currently at Parris Island, NC undergoing Marine training. He recently ran a 5k with his 350 recruit company(presumably in heavier-than-XC-gear) and finished 6th. Mrs. Allen surmises the high school mileage paid off.

June 2004:  Justin Allen('00'), XC team captain his senior WGHS year and now in his senior year at SUNY New Paltz, was coming the other way as Coach Vermeulen completed his warm-up on the Erie Canal tow-path. Justin turned around and ran a 4 miler with coach.  He's still smiling a lot, still very much involved with photography and has plans to complete both triathlons and a marathon within the year. He will run XC for New Paltz this fall as part of his overall training plan.

May 2004: Two trio's of former runners stopped by during spring track practices. Matt Winters, Jeff Dugan and Pat Gaffney dropped by during an afternoon run. Matt will be transferring to LeMoyne this fall. Pat is still at Siena and working in an Albany back this summer. A few weeks later, Morgan Doherty, Shannon Morris and Gretchen Horvath wandered on to the track. Morgan, a St. Lawrence graduate, is considering various employment options here and in New York City. Shannon will be interning in Berkley this summer before returning to Oberlin for her senior year.

December 2003:  1998 graduate Jackie Brown stopped in while on a short leave from her military service. Jackie is currently stationed at Fort Riley in Kansas. A West Point graduate, she ran many XC and Track seasons for the 'cats.' Jackie has already seen one tour of the Middle East which included Kuwait/Baghdad and anticipates the possibility of another.

John Kulak('03') stopped in at Manley Field House for the boys Morse Relays to watch his brother Dan compete and say hello. John is running Indoor long sprints this winter for Geneseo College.

September 2003:  Another 'far-afield' Wildcat alumnus e-mailed Labor Day greetings. Dan Cohen('97') graduated from RIT in 2001 and is currently a 1st Lieutenant in the Field Artillery, assigned as a Fire Support Officer for Bravo/1-35 Armor Battalion at Tuwaitha Nuclear Research Facility about an hour south of Baghdad. He's been there for 4 months following a year in Germany. He looks forward to heading home in 8 months. Dan's snail-mail address is:
Dan Cohen
B.Co./1-35 AR
Unit #93042
APO AE 09324-3042

Dan reports his e-mail is "unreliable" but can be attempted at:

A familiar figure in Army uniform dropped by during team pictures in early September. Dave McDougall('95') was a Wildcat XC mainstay who did not mind hills or mud. Dave is currently a recruiter for the Army stationed in Mattydale following a recruiting stint in Geneseo. He runs occasionally enough to make his twice yearly mandatory 2 mile times and even took a lap at this year's OHSL Bill Townsend Relays with Jill Stetler('97'). Speaking of Jill, she returns this year to again serve as Assistant Coach for the Wildcats. Jill served in that role during the 2001 season. Joining Jill is Volunteer Coach Matt Winters('01'). Coach Winters, who ran for Niagara University XC last year, is taking courses at OCC in preparation for a transfer to Syracuse University. Both look to make valuable contributions to the Wildcats efforts this fall.

An e-mail came in from Alex DiLorenzo('02'). A sprinter, Alex took up XC running and now seems to have made the total transformation to running on the college level at Alfred. He's enjoying it and even notes that "practice hasn't been as tough as your stuff." Alex will be running the familiar Manhattan College VanCortlandt course for Alfred on September 20th.

Christina Phelan('02') caught up with her former teammates when WG practiced the LeMoyne College course prior to the City Schools Invitational in early September. Running XC for the Dolphins, Christina reports they get in a lot of longer runs and she enjoys it.

August 2003: An e-mail indicates that Morgan Doherty('00') is settled in for a semester abroad in 'theatre-rich' London, England.  She and a friend were caught in the recent London blackout while returning home from a show. Morgan hopes to see a lot of theatre and visit many museums during her stay. Unlike the rural setting of St. Lawrence University, urban workouts should poise a challenge.

Summer 2003:  It's been a good summer for alumni sightings. Mike Gomes stopped in at the Boys State Qualifier Meet in June. Mike is living/working the area and 'runs a little' now and then. Former team members have been dropping into the team runs. Morgan Doherty will spend the fall semester of her St. Lawrence senior year in London, England, while attempting to stay in shape for another run at qualifying for the steeplechase national championship next spring. Morgan's teammate and Section III steeplechase record-holder, Kerry Banazek, will assume a greater role on St. Lawrence's XC team this fall in Morgan's absence. Joining Morgan overseas in the London program will be Ian Gilfillan. One of the members of the girls outdoor 4x800 record-holding relay team, Katie Bubnack, stopped by a Tuesday Team Run. Katie is preparing for her sophomore year at Siena and the upcoming XC season there. Fellow Siena College Saint, Pat Gaffney, has been ripping up this summer.  Pat placed 113rd in the 9797 runner Utica Boilermaker 15k with an excellent 53:49 and looks to be a force for his XC team this fall. John Kulak and Pete DiGennaro will room together this fall for their freshman years at Geneseo College. Pete will run XC while John will train for indoor and his long-sprint specialties. An e-mail came in from Shannon Morris. Shannon is working in Ithaca, N.Y. for the summer following a semester abroad in Ireland(see below) that was capped by short stay in London. And Nick Brandano, who moved to Florida in his freshman year, reported that running is warmer there and that he had a successful winter/spring season.

March 2003:  An unexpected mid-day phone call came from alumnus Marc Bovenzi. Marc is currently in the Air Force and stationed in Japan. He's enjoying the culture and the experience and plans to get himself back on a running plan.

March 2003:  Wildcat alumnus Shannon Morris('01') has taken her running overseas for a semester in Ireland. Cross-country in Ireland, she finds, is really 'cross country.' To quote: "our races are on cow pastures where they move the cows to an adjacent pasture just for the race and then move them back when we're done. As you can imagine, the footing is very rutty and you just pray coming down a hill you won't sprain an ankle....the races were really fun though, they were all 4k's and the scenery was great." Her races have given Shannon an opportunity to both travel and meet some interesting people such as "Michael Lenehan, who is famous because he runs up the mountain in back of his farm every day and races without shoes." Shannon will probably take the spring track season off so she can travel to Sweden during her spring break.

This past December, the Wildcats lost a promising young runner when Freshman Nick Brandano moved to Florida. Nick writes that he's had his first two varsity meets down there already and clocked PR's in the 1600(4:58) and the 3200(11:01). Nick's coach has had him working on his basic foot speed, and he's already seen a drop in his 400m from 62.3 to 58.7. Nick hopes to clock a 4:45 1600 this spring, the standard that will allow him to compete in the Freshman mile at the National Scholastic Championship. This summer may see Nick back north staying on his family boat and dropping in to run with his old Wildcat teammates.

November 2002:  It was a busy fall for Wildcat alumni on the college competitive circuit. The St. Lawrence Girls XC team(Morgan Doherty('00')/Kerry Banazek('02') fell two team places shy of qualifying for the national championship race. Ian Gilfillan completed his second XC season for St. Lawrence. Siena College's Pat Gaffney('01'), Mike Martin('01') and Katie Bubnack('02') also wrapped up good XC seasons. WG 'took over' the Niagara University team with four Wildcat runners: Tom Scott/Jeff Dugan/Rocco Paone/Matt Winters. The team is young and experienced growing pains this season--which means dividends in the coming years. Congratulations to Tom Scott in completing his Niagara XC career this fall. Shannon Morris('01') closed the XC strongly with some excellent 5k performances. Rumor has it Shannon will be spending a semester abroad in Ireland, studying and becoming a Wildcat international competitor while there.

Mark Anderson('76') checked in with some archive photos. The 1976 indoor state champion 2 mile relay team he ran on is posted above. Mark speculated the yellow sweatpants might not be recognizable because they were borrowed from the swim team. It seems the WG pants were too faded to be used. The more things change....

Indoor Team practices saw some alumni home for the holiday. Kerry Banazek, Brian Spies and Gretchen Horvath all dropped by to say hello and/or check on siblings now competing for the Wildcats.

June 2002: Sean Backus('97'), a member of the 5-2 1996 XC team that peaked for a top-5 sectional finish, was home for his sister's graduation. Sean will return west and hopes to eventually settle in the Lake Tahoe area and pursue a career in environmental studies. 

April 2002: Morgan Doherty/Shannon Morris are both back on the track this spring competing for St. Lawrence and Oberlin respectively. Perhaps following the lead of current Wildcat steeplechaser, Kerry Banazek, Morgan recently completed her first collegiate 3000 meter Steeplechase. Shannon had initially decided to take the spring season off this year, but changed her mind and will be lacing up the spikes for some 800's.

March 2002: MORGAN DOHERTY('00') stopped in during her 'spring' break from St. Lawrence to run some hills with the outdoor track team. Morgan says she's building back from a bout of mono this winter and hopes to be full strength once the warm weather hits in the north country. She is still pursuing her growing interest in theatre management and may be directing the Camillus Parks & Recreation YOUNG RUNNERS program this summer.

Mike Celeste('00'), a sprinter for the Wildcats, dropped a quick note on the Syracuse.com T&F forum, saying hello to all his former teammates. More information on what Mike is up to if he checks in here.

October 2001: Shannon Morris('01') has checked in from Oberlin College, where she is living her freshman year in a vegetarian co-op. Shannon and roommates are largely in charge of running/maintaining the house, which means Shannon gets to mop the bathroom floor and bake bread once a month. Cross-Country at Oberlin is "really fun." You can contact Shannon via e-mail at her address below. 

Mike Martin('01') at Siena College is adjusting to the rigors of D1 XC running, which often means quality fields. He reports he's hanging in, learning and improving. Teammate and fellow WG'er PAT GAFFNEY(2001) is the current team leader on the Siena squad. 

August 2001: Jill Stetler, WG class of 1997 and graduate of Marist College, returns to West Genesee this Fall as an Assistant XC coach for the boys/girls teams. A middle-distance standout while at WG, Jill still holds school records in the 1500 meter, 1 mile and 3000 meter runs. She is looking forward to her first coaching experience with two strong harrier squads. 

Mike Martin, a 2001 WG graduate and XC/track runner, will attend Siena College this fall and run Cross-Country for Coach Jim Bowles' Saints. Joining Mike will be Pat Gaffney, also of the WG class of 2001and a 2000 XC State Championship qualifier. Both runners can be followed at:  http://www.siena.edu/athletics/xcountry/Men's%20Default.html

July 2001: Shannon Morris, WG class of 2001 and winner of the WG Athletic Club's "Sportsmanship Award," will 'transfer' her running talents and many Wildcat achievements this August to Oberlin College. Oberlin XC Coach Roger Laushman considers Shannon one of the freshman recruits "likely to have the biggest impact on the Varsity." Shannon's running may be followed through the Oberlin site http://www.oberlin.edu/~runners/

July 2001: Mark Anderson, WG class of 1976, e-mailed from New Jersey. Mark was a prodigious runner for the Wildcats, competing in XC, Indoor and Outdoor track all three years of senior high(in those days high school was Gr.10-12) and every season in Jr. High(Gr. 7-9). He was a member of a very successful Indoor 2 mile relay in 1976. Members of that relay were Bill Scarbrough(2nd leg), John Quinn, now a marketing executive in Pittsburgh and lead-off Steve Rogers, a 6th grade teacher in Storrs, CT.  Mark has lost contact with Bill Scarbrough, but keeps in touch with John and Steve, as well as fellow teammate Paul Connelly('78') who works for a bank in the Plattsburgh area. Mark recalls the days of WG XC when the course at the high school ran through a field behind the auditorium and back parking lot(both gone now). Their course was 2.3 miles and, as Mark remembers, once involved a well-known Baldwinsville runner: "The year before we went to a longer distance, Don Paige ran it under 11 minutes in his warm-up shoes. Their bus driver went for coffee and their racing shoes were still on the bus."  Mark is currently living in Princeton, and has promised some WG running photos of his era. 

May 2001: Dave Smith, WG class of 1987 checked in. Dave ran indoor 83-87, outdoor 84-87 and XC 85-86. He was a member of the accomplished 1985 XC team that rose as high as #6 in the state polls. Dave is now a pediatric emergency physician in Fayetteville North Carolina. He still runs recreationally and enjoys the occasional 5/10k road races, which he considers "not bad for a former quarter and half-miler." Dave's pleased to note his 4x1600 indoor relay team record is still on the books and is hoping some of the old running buddies will contact him. His e-mail is below. 

March 2001:  Blast from the past. Brian Lintern, who lettered in 77/78 indoors and 78 outdoor for Coach Hughes checked in. Brian ran mostly middle-distances but also the 220, 440, 880 and relays.(For you 'young' people, those are yard distances, not meters) He was on the team that won league title in the mile relay in 78 along with Dick Nolan, Dan Ramsey and Mike Luke. Brian currently lives in Baldwinsville, has some old pictures we hope to post, and stays active with basketball, gold and softball. I'm sure he'd enjoy hearing from some old alumni.

November 2000: Morgan Doherty('00') had a successful XC season on the St. Lawrence, running #2-#6 for her team. The season highlight had to be the team's qualification for the Division III National Championship in Spokane, Washington. Results can be accessed through the team web site above. 

And Mike Gomes('97') also had a busy college XC season, capped by running for Lock Haven in the Division II National Championship in Chino, California. 

September 2000: Morgan Doherty('00') is off to a solid start on the St. Lawrence XC team, running in the team top 5. Morgan's competitive efforts may be followed at: http://web.stlawu.edu/sports/cross/cross.html.

August 2000: An alumni trio joined us for our Tuesday Team run. Jill Stetler('97'), school record holder in the 1500m, has been running for Marist College. Mike Gomes('97') is tuning up to help his Lock Haven team return to Nationals this fall. Mike also runs for their 4x800 relay which is undefeated in two years. Pete Morgan('97') returns to SUNY Potsdam  after working the Shove Park Young Runners Program this summer with Coach Vermeulen.

Debbie Wilson(1984) has written in from Portland, Oregon, where she presently lives. She fondly recalls her 8th-10th grade WG track & field days and both Mr. & Mrs. Potrikus from Camillus Middle School.  Currently, she is "trying to get back into running" with about 3 workouts a week. If anyone has been looking to contact her, the e-mail is below.