A Pic & A Quote #18: The Cross Country Course

“Don’t merely race against your opponents and your own limitations.  Race against the COURSE.  Master its ups, dominate its downs, measure out your strength and your speed, give it your last ounce.  Compete against the COURSE.  Don’t let it defeat you. ”

WHO: Allison Abbot, Newmarket HS

WHAT: Class MS Championships

WHEN: 1989 or 1990

WHERE Derryfield Park

Abbot was the Class MS State Champion in 1989 and 1990.  She went on to a successful career at William and Mary.


Editor’s Note: Due to the graciousness of Jeff Johnson, John Goegel and others, we are carrying over a series begun during the track season on our sister site, newhampshiretrackandfield.com .  For those of you that don’t know, Jeff Johnson was employee #1 of Nike.  He actually is the one responsible for naming the company.  Fortunately for us, he was also a world class photographer of our great sports in the 1960s and 1970s during which he captured thousands of sports photographs.  We are honored and thankful for their choice to use our sites as their medium for sharing their passion.  We hope our presentations can do them justice!

Photos by Jeff Johnson

Quotes by Jeff Johnson from his work in progress: “In Other Words: Things I Think I Said When I Was Trying To Think Of Something To Say.”

If you are interested in a poster version of a photo from this series, they are available for a small charge.  Contact us via nhcrosscountry@gmail.com

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