It has been a very long since our last post on our alumni’s success on the track or on the roads. We continue to need your support in helping us find these results as so many people are scattered all over the country.
We have to start with Tom Sippie (’11), who is in his sophomore year at Lynchburg College. Going into the National Championship meet, Sippie was accepted as the 9th fastest qualifier in a time of 49.11 for the 400 meters. In the prelims, he shaved over a full second off this personal best to run 47.93 to earn him the top qualifier going into the final. The next day, Sippie went wire to wire in the final to win going away in a time of 47.86. A link to his race is here.
Sippie is a great example of how hard work and dedication can get you so far in this sport. From an above average high school sprinter to an All-American and National Champion in just a couple of years.
Tom Sippie (’11) in the center of the picture as he earned the gold medal at the Indoor Division III National Championships in the 400 meters
Sippie led his team to the ODAC Conference Championships this Indoor Season, winning the 400 meters (49.11) and 4X400 meters. He also was second in the 200 meters (22.25).
Next up is arguably the best runner to ever wear the TRS singlet: Chris Marco (’13). In his first year with Notre Dame, Marco red-shirted his cross country season and there were only a couple results we could find. At the Notre Dame Invitational, he was 35th place in
Chris Marco (’13)
the JV race in a time of 26:57 (5 miles). In November, Marco did an interview with the Notre Dame website which can be found at this link: http://www.und.com/sports/c-track/spec-rel/111213aaa.html There was also a pretty cool Flotrack video of the Notre Dame XC team that Marco was in: http://www.flotrack.org/coverage/250896-Cross-Country-Season-on-Flotrack-2013/video/720407-ND-Fighting-Irish-6-x-95-Mile-Relay) The transition from high school to college training and racing is very difficult for a freshman, especially for Division I competition. This indoor season should be considered a success for Marco as he ran 1:54 for the 800 meters, 2:26 for the 1000 meters, and 4:10 for the mile. He also got his first ACC title with his relay win in the distance medley relay.
Andrew Pozo (’11) competing for Rider University
At Rider University, Andrew Pozo (’11) is having a great junior year for the Bronc’s weight team. His biggest throws came at the biggest meet of the season where he tossed 16.46m (54’0″) in the weight throw to finish 7th and 13.92m (45’8″) in the shot put to finish 12th at the MAAC Track and Field Championships. Looking forward to the outdoor season, Pozo’s best event might be the hammer throw, along with the discuss and shot put.
Adam Morgan (’09) competing for NJIT
Adam Morgan (’09) is in his senior year at NJIT. He was a key member of the team who won the CTC Championships as he finished 1st in the 500 meters (1:07). He PRed in three sprint events for the indoor season: 7:25 (60 meters); 23.54 (200 meters); 50.30 (400 meters).
Jason Klophaus (’96) at the Kearny Relays
A legend in his time, Jason Klophaus (’96) had put away the racing shoes for a long time, instead focusing on mountain climbing, hiking and skiing in the the beautiful state of Utah, where he now resides. But recently, Klop decided to run a half marathon with very little training. Not surprisingly, he crushed it running 1hour and 22minutes (6:17/mile) for 15th place and 1st in his age group (Results: http://results.authentictiming.com/eventid/82/2013/half-overall.html ).
Steve Fromm (’86) competing in the Louisville Ironman
It has been an incredible year for Steve Fromm (’86) who has literally traveled the world to experience and compete in different athletic endeavors. Recently, Fromm ran the Kilmanjaro Half Marathon in Tanzania (Africa). At altitude, Fromm ran 2 hours and 55 minutes for 1935th place. Steve also climbed to the highest point on Mt. Kilmanjaro. We would love to hear this story when you have time Steve! He also ran the Dopey Challenge Marathon in Disney world in January and last summer finished the Louisville Ironman.
Matt Malta (’86) in the 800 meter Alumni Race at South in 2009
Matt Malta (’86) ran the Annapolis Ten Mile Run this past summer in a time of 1 hour and 17 minutes for 367th place.
Michael Perlberg (’01) on the bike
Michael Perlberg (’01) has switched to road and off-road cycling. We know he is a part of a team (Kissena Cycling Club) and winning races, but we need more details from him so we can find out more about the success he has had on the bike.
Souhail Kandil (’11) ran his first marathon last year in Cape May. At just 19 years of age, Kandil finished 32nd in a time of 3 hours and 16 minutes at the Ocean Drive Marathon.
Other guys who are probably competing in races that we need more information on include Carl Leunig (’05), Jeff Gauthier (’87), Steve Geiger (’95), Scott Sarno (’86). We are no doubt missing more results from you guys out there. Please send them in for our next post.