Carpe Diem! “There is never the perfect time to do anything. Seize your opportunities whenever they arise. NOW is when everything happens. ” – Jeff Johnson
WHO: (left to right) Terry Williams (Oregon), Pat Tyson (Club Northwest, current Gonzaga University Coach), Mike Manley (striped vest, ’72 Olympic team for steeplechase), Ron Wayne (Oregon, Nike Shorts, AAU Marathon Champion), Jon Anderson (’72 Olympic team 10k, ’73 Boston Marathon), Pre, Damian Koch (Oregon Track Club)
WHERE: Hayward Field, Eugene, Oregon
WHEN: April 1974
WHAT: Oregon Twilight Meet 10k – Pre won, Terry Williams was second, and Pat Tyson was 3rd.
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! Many of his quotes are also being housed on the NHTFCA website.
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.
One thought on “A Pic and A Quote #20: CARPE DIEM!”
Just recently I saw the question asked “Why are there so many mustaches at D1 XC Nationals?” Whoever asked that question needs to be shown this picture and need to read Jeff’s quote. Answer becomes obvious.