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 Nike Outdoor Nationals
June 18-20, 2009 at Greensboro NC
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Donna on the Side
By Donna Dye

Part 1 - The Scene
Part 2 - On the Track
Part 3 - On the Field
Part 4 - Relays
Part 5 - On the Side
Part 6 - Father's Day  
Part 7- The Wave -Part 1
Part 8-  The Wave -Part 2
Part 9 - The Wave Part 3

On the Side
The sideline is the place where you'll find many important and fun loving people.  Those people include school teams and individuals waiting their turn to run or cheering on the side for teammates and friends.  You'll also find a lot of hard working parents, grandparents, family and friends cheering and rooting for the kids.  Sometimes you'll find people talking and laughing.  Sometimes you'll find people crying for joy or for a loss or near win.  Sometimes you'll find people reading a book or walking the dog.  But all in all you'll find some very nice people.  Here are some of those people.

LOVE THE OUTFITS!  The gals from Southeast Raleigh HS NC
(from left) Jaleah Wilder, Chrishawn Williams, Michelle Whitaker, Ebony Scott, Dannielle Davis

 Coach John Padula of Sheepshead Bay NY
Coach has done an outstanding job with his team on and off of the track.
His efforts and accomplishments were recognized by NSSF at NON this year
when he was named NSSF Rising Star Coach.
Track Eastern Carolina (New Bern NC)  
Coaches David Simpson and renowned author, Nick Sparks.
Working hard on the side, they have inspired and  motivated
the young men to accomplish record times on the track.
 NSSF recognized their efforts this year and awarded them the
Baton of Enthusiasm for service to their community.
 "Chocolate" (Clarence Dickerson) with Inez Turner
Chocolate is a regular on the side at track meets.  Here, he is with
Inez Turner,  Inez was a middle distance runner who started out her career
at Vere Technical in Jamaica. She part of the Vere 4x800 team that set a record
(8:37.71) at World Juniors which still stands.  Now, Inez coaches at
N.C. A & T in Greensboro.
Maya Lewis MD with mom Shirleen. 
Maya is a sprinter who ran the 200 emerging elite
and some relays.

Jersey Guys-- Cherokee HS NJ
wound-up on the Side.

 Coach Simpson, Track Eastern Caroline NC with his family
(from left) Daughter, Tatianna, Coach Simpson, Mrs. Simpson (Christie) and in front, Hydiyah

 Stephanie Dueringer, NON Director of Announcers shows off her knee surgery scar.  No more 5ks for Stephanie. 
 Shelby Greany says goodbye Suffern HS, hello Providence RI.  Shelby poses with Ian Brooks, NON Awards Announcer.

 From Bishop McNamara MD
(from left) Kiersten LaRoche, Saniel Atkinson, Maya Lewis

 From Rochester NY
(from left) Quinton Harley, Jonathan Santano, Terrance Walker, Jumoke Vieux
, De Jon Washington, Bryan Whitlock

more faces on the side...........

On the Side at the Nike Outdoor National
Donna on the Side