Outdoor Pic & Quote #9: Dreams

DREAMS. “Your DREAMS won’t come true by themselves.  You have to commit to them, work for them, sacrifice for them, then, on the day, produce for them.  But you will discover, at the end of that day, regardless of the outcome, it will all have been worth it, for all that you have realized and become along the way.”  – Jeff Johnson

WHO: Wayne Collett (UCLA – 45.0 split)

WHEN: 1969 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships

WHAT: One Mile Relay, 3:03.4 (American & Collegiate Record at the time)

WHERE: University of Tennessee (Knoxville, Tennessee)

NOTE:  Other team members were John Smith (47.0), Len Van Hofwegan (45.0), Andy Young (46.4)

Team Results: San Jose State – 48; Kansas – 45; Oregon State & Washington State – 40


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!

Photos by Jeff Johnson

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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