There were LOTS of pictures and news paper clipping and such. Maybe one day ill just start taking pictures and post them all up here, but below are a few of my favorites / more notable pictures.
Hope you enjoy!
This picture was taken at the awards ceremony at our cross country meet at Claiborne Park, again in 8th grade. Here I am accepting my first place medal (with a 2+ minute victory over second place) and returning to the stands holding up the oh so popular at the time "Diamond Cutter" symbol made famous my Diamond Dallas Page of the WCW... We were a little special back then. Probably rode the short bus to the meet that day. We also took home another first place team win.
If your noticing that the kid on the far right of the picture appear to have a beard, its fake. This is my good friend Scott Broome. He rubbed on some fake beard makeup to give the impression of having a beard in high school. Little did he know at the time that we squeezed some permanent marker ink into the jar of makeup and mixed it in real good. He had a splotchy fake beard for a few days. He went on to go to West Point Military Academy.
This is the picture of my very last cross country meet ever. District my Senior year. I'm the one with the war paint on the far left. Next to me is, again, my best friend Tony Frye, then Ryan Pruit, a guy I don't remember, Colby Woods (we told everyone we were brothers), Scott Broome (also in war paint, or it might be left over fake beard...?) and in front is Kent Bellows. I didn't finish this race. I rolled my ankle in a small hole with half a mile to go and had to drop out. I was in 8th place and would have gone on to district. This was also my last race in my high school career as I didn't run track my Senior year, much to the surprise of everyone that knew me. Truth be told, we had a shitty coach that asked for me to tell him what workouts I thought we should run, and he would tell us to do them. I knew I wasn't going to get a scholarship, so I quit. If we had still had Coach McCraw I'm pretty sure I would have stuck with it and went on to college. Maybe.
Well, that's it for now! Thanks for going through my memories with me. I had a great time with my running career throughout school. Looking back, its some of my best memories. The only thing from my school days that trumps them is when I met my wife (we were sophomores), those were the good old days...