Friday, May 25, 2007


The VS Athletics Track Club has announced the addition of two more athletes:

Paul Ruprecht (pronounced RUP-recked) is preparing to enter graduate school at UCLA. He received a B.S. degree from the University of Maine in 2006 with a major in Kinesiology and Physical Education. Paul was a Maine Scholar-Athlete gold medalist, the New England runner-up in the 1000m indoors and 3rd place finisher in the Mile at the 2006 American East Conference Championships. His professional goal is to become an NCAA Division-I track coach. His athletic goal is to qualify for the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials. He has PR’s of 1:52.22 for 800 meters and 3:51.44 for 1500 meters.

Dennis Drisdom is a 2004 graduate of Dominquez High School and currently completing his AA degree in business management at Cerritos College—where he has dropped his 800m best 11-seconds to 1:56.13. Dennis plans to transfer to a 4-year school to complete his collegiate eligibility in either the spring or fall of 2008. His professional goal is to become an electrician or real estate executive. His athletic goal is to qualify for the U.S. Championships and Olympic Trials. He has a PR of 1:56.13 for 800 meters and 400m relay leg best of 49.3.
“Paul and Dennis are great additions to our growing Men’s Middle and Long Distance Corps, says Club Director and Distance Coach Skip Stolley. I think Paul is going to thrive in Southern California’s ultra-competitive distance running environment, and Dennis has ‘scary’ speed and middle distance talent that has just begun to surface.”

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