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A letter from an alumnus about Princeton track

October 8, 2002

I had a delightful experience last weekend while accompanying my son's high school cross country team to the Gator Invitational at the University of Florida. The college competition preceeded the high school event, and I was pleased to see seven distinctive oraange and black duffel bags adjacent to our team's encampment.

After the Princeton harriers returned from their warm-up run, I spoke to Jonathan Kieliszak, a junior engineering major, about his team's prospects. He replied that the team was doing pretty well thus far. Shortly thereafter the race began. I cheered very loudly, hoping to compensate for the fact that I was the only Tiger fan in Gainesville that day. Princeton dominated from the start, with all seven runners in a tight pack near the front of the line of 196 runners and 28 teams. 

By the end of the 8k run it was clear that Princeton had run away with the meet title, placing five runners in the top eight and seven in the top 12, for a score of 28. I congratulated the runners, then they packed up and left, without fanfare, for the long trip back to New Jersey.

Theodore R. Amgott ' 75

Melbourne, Fla.

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