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Wottle to be a guest on Leading Off

July 8, 2008 - Erik Brown
This Wednesday evening, July 9th, at 6:00 PM you’ll want to be sure to tune in to Joe Shuta’s sports talk show, Leading Off on WVAM 1430 AM. Joe’s guest this week will be none other than Dave Wottle, the gold medalist in the men’s 800 meters at the 1972 Summer Olympic Games in Munich, Germany. If the name doesn’t ring a bell, you may remember Wottle as the guy who raced with a white golf cap. My May 28th post included a link to a YouTube video of Wottle’s incredible come from behind victory. In case you missed it, or if you just want to view it one more time, click here.
Upcoming Events
July 12 - Roaring Spring Liberty Days Races (5 mile run, 5K run, and a 5K walk) – Contact the Garver Memorial YMCA, 820 Grove Street, Roaring Spring, PA 16673. Telephone (814) 224-5101.
July 14 through 18 - Track & Field and Cross Country Camp at Penn State - Altoona – Here’s a great opportunity to introduce your kids to the lifetime sport of competitive distance running. The camp will take place Monday through Friday, July 14-18 from 9am to noon. Registration is $80 and information is available here. PSU – Altoona Coaches Heidi and Matthew Manfred will direct this camp for students entering grades 3 through 7. Students interested in the sports of cross country or track and field, or who want to improve their athletic ability in any sport will benefit. Participants will be exposed to seventeen track and field events as well as cross country running. They will learn through discussion, demonstrations, and most of all practice of every event, basic knowledge of the sports, and physical fitness in general will be emphasized.
This camp will serve as a great introduction to the sports or a good time to learn fundamental athletic skills for those who participate in other sports. The week will revolve around learning and DOING and will conclude with a mini-meet.
July 19 - Sloppy Socks 5K - 8:30 AM. American Legion Memorial Park, Hollidaysburg, PA. This new race will take place at American Legion Memorial Park in Hollidaysburg. The race will be in the European cross country style - through small creeks and mud, over rocks, logs and other natural obstacles.  Commemorative glassware will be awarded to the top ten overall male and female finishers.  Race day registration starts at 7:30 AM. Registration fee: $15 by July 9, $20 afterward. Benefits Hollidaysburg Community Partnership and Hollidaysburg Historic Preservation Commission. Entry Form. For more information call Ethan Imhoff at (814) 695-3880 or email
August 2 – YMCA Canoe Creek Triathlon & 5K Race – This is the next event in the Hollidaysburg Area YMCA’s Community Wellness Challenge Series. The triathlon includes a half mile out and back open water swim, a 13 mile loop on the bike, and a 5K run. Note: Scuba divers and lifeguards will be overseeing the swim. For non-triathletes, there is also a 5K run and a 2 mile walk.
NVRC Race Calendar – For a listing of numerous other upcoming races, etc. check out the Nittany Valley Cunning Club’s race calendar.

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