Key Athletes Coached:
Mary Anne Berndt, Port Washington High School
Holds both Junior and Senior national records for indoor and outdoor shot put in Chile.
Competed in Pan Am Games, Cuba Junior Pan Am Games, and World University Games twice.
2003, won Open Colgate Games in shot put and won Millrose Games shot put.
Record Holder on both Chilean Junior and Senior National Shot Put Teams.
Ron Daniel, Port Washington High School and New York Pioneer Club
1959, Member of 4 National race walking teams competing in World Championships.
1959, Member of winning national race walking team in distances from 10k to 50k.
1984, complete charge of both 20,000 m & 50,000 m race walks at Olympics in Los Angeles.
Nicole Dumpson, Port Washington High School
2000, New York high school pentathlon outdoor school champion.
1973, 5th Place in 1 mile race walk Indoor National Championship while in high school.
Hope Hallock, Port Washington High School
1987, competed on U.S.A. Junior national race walking team. Her 6th place finish helped U.S. Junior Women win over Canada and Mexico.
1987, 1500 meter high school indoor race walk champion.
1987, 3rd Place 1 mile race walk in high school Indoor National Championship.
Ron Laird, New York Pioneer Club
1960, 1964, 1968, and 1976 Olympic Team Member.
Member of U.S. Track and Field Hall of Fame.
Won 50+ national race walking championships in distances of 1 mile to 50k.
1967 and 1973, 3rd Place in 20,000 m race walk in Lugano Cup World Championship for race walking teams.
Neni Davis Lewis
2002, Winner of Weight Pentathlon in World Veterans Games, 40-44 age group & world record Brisbane, Australia..
2001, Shot Put and Hammer Throw American Record Holder, 40-44 age group.
2003, winner of weight pentathlon in World Veterans Games, 40-44 age group and world record.
1973, indoor/outdoor 1 mile race walk record. 1974, 5k and 10k outdoor national race walk record.
1974, Broke world record for indoor 1 mile race walk at the West Point Military Academy.
Samantha Moskowitz, Port Washington High School
2001, 1 of 3 U.S. girls competing in 2001 Junior Maccabean Games, Israel. 3rd in Long Jump, 5th in shot put.
Jim Murchie, Port Washington High School
1973-1974, High school Indoor/Outdoor 1 mile race walk, broke indoor record 4 times and outdoor record 7 times.
1974, Winner of 1 mile race walk and 3 mile walk in Junior Olympics, 15-16 year olds.
1974, Junior National Record-holder in 10k, 15k and 20k race walks.
1975-1976, Competed on 2 U.S. Junior National T&F Teams.
Debbie Neabor, Port Washington High School
1974, winner of the 1 mile race walk in Outdoor Junior National Championship.
1981, 60 yard hurdle indoor high school state championship record.
1981, 100 meter hurdles in NY Outdoor State Championship.
1981, Broke 7 Harvard school records during Freshman year.
2003, Member of U.S. Masters Track & Field Hall of Fame.
1995, New York State Federated high school champion in 1500 meter race walk
1995, Set PSAL record, 168th St. Armory record, and NYS Federated high school record for 1500-meter race walk.
2001, & 2005, 2nd Place in 40k race walk National Championships
2004, 3rd Place at 5k race walk National Championships
2005, All-American honors at 3,000 m race walk National Championships
2005,3rd Place and All-American honors at 15k race walk National Championships
2005, Top 8 finish at USATF T&F Championships in 20,000 m race walk
2005, Member of U.S. National Race Walk Team
Chris Shea, Port Washington High School
1979, Won 1 mile race walk indoor National Championship, Madison Square Garden, NY.
1979, Broke indoor World Record for 1 mile indoor race walk Championship.
1979, Won Senior National 1-hr outdoor race walk championships, Washington, DC., and broke world record
Joanne Shima, Port Washington High School
1975, Qualified for 1st U.S. race walking team attending Women's World Race Walking Championships.
Her 13th place finish helped U.S. team win 2nd Place, 9th Grader.
USA Junior Olympic Record for 1 mile race walk for 14 year olds.
Claudia Silver, Port Washington High School
1978, Meet Record, 1 mile high school race walk Indoor State Championship.
Karen Skinner, Port Washington High School
1983, 55 meter dash Indoor record holder for high school state championships.
Ellen Smith, Seaford High School
1975, 1976 and 1977, competing on 3 U.S. Senior National Championship Teams competing in Women's World Race Walking Championships.
1976, 1st and only girl to qualify for Boys Indoor High School T&F Championship, placing 8th.
Only girl ever to quality and compete in High School Boys State Championship, indoors or outdoors, in NY State.