How a former Pole Vaulter kick started a running family legacy, and the records he left behind.
One Rochester athlete is trying to increase the legacy of the city at the Prep level.
The Saint Anthony's senior has dedicated his impeccable season to an Assistant Coach, and to his team.
The Maryland native is finding himself right at home at one of the most storied hurdle programs on the East Coast.
Today, George Kochman provides the opposite pointof view to the question...Is the High School XC season too long? See what George has to say and weigh in with your thoughts on the Forum Thrread for this topic.,
There's nothing lonely about standing on the victory stand with your friends.
George Kochman III joins NJRunners.com as a Contributing Editor. George will be checking in from time to time with his views and opinions on our sport.
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You smell it first. In little ways. The freshness of spring after a cold rain. The grass, growing new again before its first cut. A passing whiff of a flower you never had the time to learn the name of but grew in your neighborhood somewhere.
Then it comes on stronger. A trip up the Parkway to run in a meet in an old town with a distinctive smell. Places where your grandparents once lived after moving from the City, before your parents decided they wanted to raise kids in a place with a larger yard. Kearny, Elizabeth, Ridgewood, Westfield. Those early season meets with soaked warm-ups, ruined spikes.
It gets worse as you make the trip down the Turnpike towards Mecca. That not so pleasant odor of the Schuylkill. The soft pretzels, the onioned meat on the grill waiting to be jammed into a sub roll with green peppers and provolone, the incense intertwined with Caribbean spices that make it all taste so good.
By: George Kochman III
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Mark Sivieri, the 1990 MOC 1600 winner, was a 5-time All-America at Georgetown University. He represented the United States at the 1997 World University Games. His PR