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Feb. 18, 2008

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The University of Pittsburgh Athletic Department and the PITT Varsity Letter Club welcomed home Track and Cross Country alumni and their families for the annual Track and Cross Country Alumni Reunion on Sunday, February 17th during the Pitt Women's Basketball game versus UCONN. The reunion was a great opportunity for the former student-athletes to reconnect with their former teammates, the University, and the Athletic Department. Friends and teammates spanning every decade of Pitt Track and Cross Country from the 1950s to the 2000s were reunited in a family atmosphere that saw not only teammates reconnecting, but their families coming together in celebration. The attendees were welcomed with a reception and luncheon in the Petersen Events Center. The group was greeted by Pitt Athletic Director Steve Pederson, Executive Associate Athletic Director Donna Sanft, and Assistant Athletic Director of Olympic Sports Kirk Bruce. Assistant Track and Cross Country Coach Clinton Bell addressed the group on the state of the program. The event was concluded with the recognition of all attendees at mid-court during the basketball game.

Many former track and cross country stars from the University's illustrious tradition attended the event and included:

John Aiken
Wes Alexander
Ayne Allen
Curtis Anderson
Ken Balkey
Lauren Banky Silay
Anthony Boerio
Devvon Bradley
David Chesebrough
Richard Clark
Bill DelVecchio
Katelyn Fleishman
Rodger Kingdom
Jeff Kiss
Corey Kuehner
Frank Kuzma
Ken Mahanna
Gary Meckley
Linda Mitchell Nauman
James Neese
Jerome Richey
Greg Rodgers
Latonya Salley-Sharif
Oronde Sharif
Najuma Shields
Brett Shields
Ken Silay
David E. Silay
Henry Sundermann
Carl Taylor
Natasha Van Reil
Brian Whitley
Janet Wilk Swope
Allison Williams
Jerel Williams


If you are a former Track and Cross Country student-athlete and are interested in information on next year's Track and Cross Country Alumni Reunion or information on the PITT Varsity Letter Club, please contact Dan Stephens, PITT Varsity Letter Club Coordinator at dstephens@athletics.pitt.edu or 412-648-1085.