Each year at the Loucks Games, in what turns out to be an anniversary year for each of them, we invite back to join us, Loucks Games Championships of yesteryear. This year will be no different as we are pleased to invite back the following athletes (confirmed attendees are noted).
JOHN HICKEY (Tappan Zee) - named outstanding male at the Games for his then meet record Shot Put throw (64’ 11.75”) and victory in the Discus (172’ 1”). STATUS: NOT CONFIRMED
LYNNE LAYNE (New Rochelle) – named outstanding female at the Games with wins in the 100 meters (12.01) and Long Jump (18’ 1”). This is the anniversary of her first of consecutive Outstanding Athlete Award wins. STATUS: NOT CONFIRMED
WHITE PLAINS 4 X 100 (Whitney Ford, Simone Ford, Renee McDougal, Julia Anderson-Lee). The team is celebrating the 10th anniversary of their back-to-back 4X1 wins, as well as Whitney Ford celebrating back-to-back Triple Jump victories. STATUS: NOT CONFIRMED
ROBERT THOMAS (Roosevelt HS, Washington, D.C.) – set still-standing meet record in the 100 Meters (10.60). STATUS: CONFIRMED
STEPHEN CASARELLA (White Plains) – set meet record in the now-retired One Mile Walk (7:02.9). Set national record. Stephen is a member of the Loucks Committee. STATUS: CONFIRMED
BILLY MARTIN (Catholic Memorial HS, MA) – his winning effort in the 880 Yards, 1:51.7 (converted 1:51.19), was, at the second fastest time in meet history – the converted time still ranks as #5 All-Time Loucks) STATUS: CONFIRMED
THE MOUNT VERNON 4 X 440 (Val Garrett, David Washington, Billy Johnson, Walter Kirkland), fresh off their Penn Relays victory this talented foursome ran a then meet record of 3:18.2 (converted 3:17.19) which, after forty years his still the seventh fastest in meet history. STATUS: CONFIRMED – all four.
THE MOUNT VERNON 4 X 440 coach David Rider, who was on the committee which helped form the Loucks Games. Dave was the coach of the first New York State team to win the Loucks Games (the famed 1970 team – winners of the 1969 NYS XC title, the indoor Eastern States and the outdoor NYSPHSAAA title – placing in every running event except one and winners of 5 gold medals, 3 silver medals and 2 bronze medals), coached thirteen individual winners at Loucks and three relay teams. He still competes in master’s races and field events. He is a member of the Westchester County Sports Hall of Fame. STATUS: CONFIRMED.