Running

 

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Seneca Forever! Cross Country ’94 was one of the greatest moments of our lives. Seneca Park. Our stretching tree is at back right. Our girls & boys just qualified to run in the State Championships.

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Vega in foreground with goatee and sunglasses; Arnold in foreground middle; Augsperger in right foreground with sunglasses; Zopel is in foreground between Arnold & Augsperger [see book chapter “Motorcycle Drive By” to learn more]
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Top: Vega & I attacking–’97 Bottom: Red Pack ready to race Great Lake Regional in Michigan–November ’98. We would qualify in this meet for the NCAA Division III National Championship.
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There’s nothing like running across freshly cut grass in the fall. Wabash Harriers attacking here, clockwise: Zopel moving up; Vega coming on strong; Raber taking out a man (1998).
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A typical view of the start of a large cross country race. This may be the NCAA Division III Championships, in which our Wabash Harriers competed in ’98.
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Butch wondering when I’ll catch up with him. Colorado ’99 [see book chapter Motorcycle Drive By]
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Gall (shirtless), Butch and Augsperger. Colorado ’99 Gall ran in the Olympic Marathon Trials the following summer.
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Colorado ’99
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I know, I know, a rough life. Notes: A. Budding Vegan at Joe’s B.Busch’s girlfriend at bottom left; Gall’s future wife at bottom far right [see Motorcycle Drive By] Colorado Springs, CO ’99
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Busch at top, with girlfriend. Candice with Gall on couch. Butch is with us all, too, of course. Colorado Springs 1999
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One of my running mentors, Scott Gall, & I (1999)
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Olympic Marathon Trials 2000, in Pittsburgh. Gall is in red singlet and black shorts, coming up on the outside in bottom picture.
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North Coast Athletic Conference Championship at Ohio Wesleyan University

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I know you’re still climbing mountains, Butch. I’ll never forget you, man.

 

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