By FRANK HARRISON
CONGRATULATIONS to the SHORE AC! CONGRATULATIONS to ELLIOTT DENMAN!
The highlight of my own career was wearing a Shore AC singlet in Los Angeles in 1984 when competing at the US Olympic Trials where I gave it a go to qualify for the US Team in the Decathlon.
That effort fell short; however. But the sport of track and field propelled me through high school, through the University of Pennsylvania; took me all over the world, and directly led me to my wife (now of 34 years, and counting).
It also provided me with the tools needed to become CEO of my company. Today, I enjoy volunteer coaching and giving back to the sport that has meant so much to me. So many wonderful experiences, and so many wonderful people! No politics or favoritism in making a team. Just a stopwatch or a tape measure in a sport where there’s a level of competition and an event for everyone, and one where personal records are as gratifying as anything else. What could possibly be better than that?
Elliott Denman is the glue that keeps us all together. His legacy is unrivaled, and I consider myself extremely blessed to have come across him and, of course, his love for the Shore AC, arguably the greatest track club on the planet!
Elliott, you’re the best! Thank you for your passion and for being the greatest ambassador the sport has ever known. Happy 85th - we wish you many more happy returns! - Frank and Beth Harrison