Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Take advantage of meeting Olympians at Legends Cross Country Meet on Saturday

If you are going to the Legends Cross Country meet this Saturday, you'll have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet four Olympic gold medalists.
Every year, area athletes are recognized and honored at the meet at the Trumbull County Fairgrounds. This year, Briana Shook, Bob Schul, Harrison Dillard and Bernice Robinson Holland will be honored. Fans will have an opportunity to meet them and get their autographs on Saturday during the meet.
I had the pleasure of meeting Harrison Dillard a few months ago.
He is a kind, humble man who is easy to talk to.
He is happy to share memories of his Olympic days, and we are lucky to have the Richmond Heights native in the area.
Dillard is the only man to ever win Olympic gold medals in both the sprints and high hurdles. Overall, he has four gold medals including two as a member of the 4x100 relays in 1948 and 1952.
He attended Baldwin-Wallace College where he won four national collegiate titles in the low and high hurdles.
For more information on Dillard, the rest of the legends and Saturday's meet, go to:

- Theresa Neuhoff Audia



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