UCSB Students respond to deteriorating track with $2 million renovation: new track due in 2016, Video from Alys Martinez, KEYT - KCOY - KKFX Producer/Reporter, [email protected]

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UCSB has had one of the finest programs in the nation for many years. Under the watchful eyes of Peter Dolan, Head Coach for Cross Country and Track (and former classmate of this writer at Bellarmine Prep in San Jose), many promising athletes have come from the program. UCSB was also the training site of several generations of decathletes under the late Sam Adams, who oversaw the UCSB program in the 60s and 70s. 

Peter Dolan has developed some fine middle and long distance runners during his tenure and I always enjoy seeing UCSB high in the cross country results. 

It is nice to see the University responding to the needs of the athletic program. I remember the late Sam Adams taking me aside one time (and scaring me half to death, but, that was Sam Adams), and noting, " and remember, Coaches are Educators first! " 

It is nice to write about good news for track programs once in awhile. Kudus to UCSB and their student body for recognizing the good that the track provides for the community and how it is a vital asset to the University. 


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