June 13, 2015 |
There are many pictures in the office of Kevin Quinn, the man who coached nearly every St. Joseph's University runner for the last 49 years. After all that time, one picture stands out to the retiring coach. The picture is from 1979. Joe Genther, a gangly runner, gasps for air as he crosses the finish line to win the 1,000-meter run in the IC4A indoor championships at Princeton. In the background chasing Genther are three runners from Richmond, Fairleigh Dickinson, and Villanova who went on to make Kenya's Olympic team later in their athletic careers.
June 11, 2015 |
SAINT JOSEPH'S University track coach Kevin Quinn announced his retirement yesterday, ending a 49-year career at the school. When asked what he'll miss most, he answered faster than any of the runners he ever coached. "Saint Joseph's is an exceptional school and Saint Joseph's attracts exceptional people," Quinn said last night. "My fondest memories are the kids. I'm the youngest 74-year-old you'll ever see, and the reason is the great kids I've dealt with throughout the years.
July 3, 2014 |
Frank E. Greenberg, 81, formerly of Penn Valley, a Philadelphia lawyer and standout track and field official, died Sunday, June 29, at an assisted-living facility in Palm Harbor, Fla., of complications associated with Alzheimer's disease. He had been ill for several years, said his friend Stuart Gellman. Born in Philadelphia, he graduated from Overbrook High School in 1950, and earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business and a degree from Penn's Law School.
May 2, 2014 |
In just 9.2 seconds on June 24, 1961, Francis Joseph "Frank" Budd proved himself the fastest man on earth. Winning the gold medal in the 100-yard dash in the National AAU Championships at Downing Stadium on Randall's Island in New York, the Villanova junior took a tenth of a second off the world record that had been in the books for more than 14 years. It was the singular moment in the celebrated career of the athlete who died at age 74 Tuesday night at Virtua Hospital in Marlton.
February 4, 2013 |
Tyler Cunningham (Haddon Township) won all three of his 184-pound bouts to lead the Lycoming wrestling team in a quad meet at Wilkes in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., to help the Warriors to a 34-11 win over Trinity (Conn.) and a 20-15 win over McDaniel before the team fell to the hosts, 43-3, to wrap up the event. Springfield 24, College of New Jersey, 17 - The Pride won the final two weight classes to pull out a victory in Ewing, N.J. PJ Schmidt (Moorestown) scored a 12-4 major decision at 141 pounds for TCNJ, while John Darling (Moorestown)
April 13, 2011 |
Connecticut's Kemba Walker said the school's decision to put his name and number on the wall of its basketball arena helped him decide it was time to head to the NBA. "I think from that point out it did, because it was like coach just kicked me out," the junior All-American said. "It says 2008 to 2011 [on the banner], so it was like he's [saying], 'Let's get him out of here.' " Walker announced yesterday he will enter the June draft. He said he has not hired an agent, but has been talking to them.
June 15, 2010 |
When George H. Braceland turned 50 in 1963, a YMCA trainer advised him that his workouts weren't enough to counter the stress of running his family firm. So with the energy that he put into working seven days a week, Mr. Braceland began training for the 26-mile Boston Marathon. "After work," The Inquirer's Art Carey reported in 2002, "he'd run two laps around the river-drive loops, about 18 miles. "Once or twice a week, he'd run from the company printing plant in Hunting Park to his home in Drexel Hill - a 12-mile jaunt.
May 18, 2009 |
Switzerland's Roger Federer ended a five-match losing streak to top-ranked Rafael Nadal, beating the Spaniard, 6-4, 6-4, yesterday to win his first title of the season at the Madrid Open. "There are no positives, there is little to analyze," said Nadal of his loss in his home country. "He broke and broke and I went home. " Top-ranked Dinara Safina of Russia won her second straight title on clay by beating Danish teenager Caroline Wozniacki, 6-2, 6-4, in the women's final. Sam Querrey rallied from a set down to beat Rainer Schuettler, 2-6, 6-4, 6-2, and give the United States a 1-0 lead over Germany at the World Team Championship in Duesseldorf, Germany.
May 17, 2009 |
Suzann Pettersen and Ji Young Oh seemingly won't have to worry about three-time defending champion Lorena Ochoa making a run at them in the final round of the LPGA's Sybase Classic in Clifton, N.J. Pettersen, of Norway, and Oh, of South Korea, shot 3-under 69s yesterday, taking a 1-stroke lead over Brittany Lincicome at 12-under 204 after three rounds of the $2 million event that seemingly will have a new champion with Ochoa 10 shots back on...
December 6, 2007 |
For years to come, when Richard Stockton College track and field, lacrosse and soccer athletes strut their stuff before their home fans, they will do it at at G. Larry James Stadium. And they will have a giant touchstone to skim for good luck before heading onto the playing field. The athletic field was formally named for the Olympic track and field great, who has served Stockton in a myriad of capacities - track coach, director of athletics, now dean of athletics and recreational programs - since 1972.