Indoors Pic & Quote #10: Competitors

“Competitors are fierce, hungry, intensely committed.  Top competitors are drawn to one another.  They know they make each other great!”  – Jeff Johnson

WHAT        Dartmouth Relays

WHERE      Hanover, NH

WHEN        January 9, 1983

WHO          Mike Stahr with the “C” on his jersey from Carmel, NY leading Jeff Van Wie with the “S” on his jersey from Suffern, NY.

THE RACE (according to T&FN)

Prep 1 Mile

1) Mike Stahr (Carmel HS (NY)) 4:14.7

2) Jeff Van Wie (Suffern HS (NY) 4:17.3

Stahr was the fastest high schooler in the nation over 1500m/mile distance in 1982 – 3:46.99.

Van Wie would go on to win the 1983 Golden West Invitational 800 meters in 1:48.56.


Editor’s Note: Due to the graciousness of Jeff Johnson, John Goegel and others, we are continuing our series begun last spring and through the cross country season on our sister site newhampshirecrosscountry.com  For those of you that don’t know, Jeff Johnson was employee #1 for Nike.  He actually is the one responsible for naming what is now a world corporation.  Fortunately for us, he was also a world class photographer of our great sports in the 1960s and 1970s during which he captured thousands of sports photographs.  We are honored and thankful for their choice to use our sites as their medium for sharing their passion.  We hope our presentations can do them justice!

Photo by Jeff Johnson

Digitized by WC

Quotes by Jeff Johnson from his work in progress: “In Other Words: Things I Think I Said When I Was Trying To Think Of Something To Say.”

If you are interested in a poster version of a photo from this series, they are available for a small charge.  Contact us via nhtrackandfield@gmail.com

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