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Craig Masback Returns to White Plains High School 

Craig Masback, the well-renowned track and field television personality and a 1973 graduate of White Plains, has agreed to return to the Glenn D. Loucks Games. He will be honored at the opening ceremonies on Saturday, May 11th, at noon.

Craig, who still holds the WPHS record for 800 meters (1:51.1c) is known to many for his coverage of many of the top track and field events in the world (including the Barcelona, Atlanta, Beijing, and London Olympic Games).

However, many of us remember Craig as one of the top distance runners ever produced by this nation.  For the mile,  he has broken the four-minute barrier thirty times (with a personal best in 1979 of 3:52.02). In 1982 Craig set the American record for 2000 meters.

Presently Craig is a Vice President of Sports Marketing for Nike, with responsibility for China, Japan, and Global Business Affairs.

It was in 1973, on a sloppy, rain-soaked cinder track, that Craig won the Loucks Games 880 Yard Run with an unheralded time (for him) of 1:57.8, a time, although slower than his usual efforts, was indicative of what that day’s conditions would allow.  So, in addition to all of the other honors he has received, we are recognizing the fortieth anniversary of Craig’s victory at Loucks. Craig, welcome home.

 

Photo courtesy of: www.sportsbusinessdaily.com

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