Loucks Meet Directors
Ed Kehe 1968 - 1984
The man who started it all, Ed Kehe was a major force in shaping local and national track history. Many consider his 1966 White Plains High School track team to be the greatest in New York State history - two relays from that team still hold state records. He reflected on the growth of the Loucks games in a letter in November of 2000.
Carol Coram 1985 - 1986
A top runner in a time in which there were few meets sponsoring women's events, Carol was a top-notch sprinter and jumper. During her tenure the Outstanding Athlete Awards were inaugurated. The Women's Triple Jump was added, as well as the change from 300 meters to 400 meters as the distance for the intermediate hurdles. Carol is still running, as a triathlete, and has represented the USA twice in her age group at the World Championships.
Nick Panaro 1987 - 2000
Nicknamed the "The Great Innovator", Nick Panaro brought many new ideas to the Games. This former distance runner at Mount Vernon High School brought back the 3200 Meter Relay, while also starting the popular Section 1 and TriState Relays. Nick issued in the age of computers at Loucks. Also added under Nick's watch was the women's pole vault ('99). Nick, a former Athletic Director at White Plains High School, remains active at the meet as the Assistant to the Meet Director and the Assistant Clerk.
Fred Singleton 2001 - Present
In 1969 while a member of Mt Vernon High School's highly acclaimed track program, Fred ran on a winning relay at Loucks. A member of the first New York State team to win the Loucks team title (1970), Fred jokes that he has a Loucks record that will never be broken (the 180 Low hurdles). By adding the Distance Medley Relays on Thursday, during Fred's years as meet director the Loucks Games has grown to three days. He also added the women's steeplechase and pentathlon. Simply put, Fred loves being the meet director.