started a book of great distance runners with pics & their
stories etc.At the Texas Relays I was suppose to run
only the 1500, but someone wasn't there so I was given
a leg on the 2 mile relay. A break for me because the
shorter faster was good for me and I probably did more
half miles, but its for points and in most meets outdoors
I was good for 2 first places (MILE & TWO MILE).
And we had a large group of half milers Wilcox, leonard,
Stewart, Smith, Mizell, NEFF,Soll, Du Plessis and maybe
a few more.
1963 I was on my way (army-latc) with a great x country
season, but Icame
downwith mono after the first of the year (1964) So no 1964 track season. and
after the service for many years there were all-comers
meets and a lot of cross country
meets. Lots of times good runners would show up. I ran 4:18 to 4:30 and 1:58
to 2:03 in the half . Some firsts, but most were 2nd and 3rd. A lot of memories,
but we all have to move on. I had a chance to officiate high School meets,
but the butterflies were to much. One of my grandsons
ran cross country. He was a
skate boarder until three days before first meet he decided to run and in that
meet he was the top runner for Carson High (about 3500 students). They ran
all their meets in San Pedro (roughest course in Area).
He continued to move
up & beat runners that had beat him previously. And he didn't go out for
track, I think he would have done real well because the people he was running
against were 4:20 milers. That was his senior year. More Later Paul. Thanks
Again for the pic of Bill.