I was not an especially good runner at the University of Delaware. Truth be told, I had little business being part of a Division I program. But Coach Jim Fischer wasn’t a guy only looking for the fastest and strongest. He was a man who majored in self-improvement and inner-strength; who wanted competitors who believed in themselves and ran with passion and dignity.
I learned more in my one year running as a Blue Hen than I did in all my high school seasons pieced together. That Delaware is dropping men’s running kills me.
It absolutely kills me.