17. 11. 2011

MMRD and the Junior Olympics

The Mine Mountain Road Dept. sent teams and/or individuals to the National Junior Olympics in cross country in each of the following years. National Jr. Olympics Year             Site 1977/1978     Kansas City, MO 1978/1979    ...

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13. 12. 2013

The Heights of Mt. Olympus

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13. 12. 2013

Before Bernardsville

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15. 11. 2013
John Carlotti w/ Dwayne Brake on his shoulder and staring down the tape.

Racing inside Palmer Stadium

It’s not there anymore. Palmer Stadium at Princeton University was the second oldest football facility in the country. It held more than 45,000 spectators and was once the site of the New Jersey...

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08. 07. 2013

Looking Back

On Induction into the Bernards High School Sports Hall of Fame May 3, 1996 by Lyle Smith ’86 I ran competitively from the age of 10 to 22. Twelve years. Running was such...

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05. 07. 2013

Revisiting the 20 Course

Guest post by John Peterson ’85. I managed to make it back to NJ for a couple days of family get together. I borrowed my father’s 10-speed and went out and rode the...

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03. 07. 2013

A visit back to The Course

Guest post by John Peterson ’85. I still remember the late summer day – it must have been 1979 – when Wetmore hauled us all up to the Polo Grounds and provided us...

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13. 11. 2012

Remembering Mr. Mather

Bell Lap: Reflections on a High School Coach Read by Meg Waldron at the memorial for Coach Edward Mather, June 15, 2005 If you ever asked Coach Ed Mather what his real dream...

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24. 09. 2012

The Inaugural Tom Waldron Mayoral Cup

A great man, father and friend of running in Bernardsville, Tom Waldron, passed away far too early in April of 1979. He was father of a great family and his daughter, Meg, was...

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18. 07. 2012

Summer Running

On several Mondays during the summer training season throughout the early and mid-1980s, members of the Mine Mt. Rd. Dept. would jump into a caravan of cars and venture south down the Garden...

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30. 05. 2012

In Memoriam


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  • About ThePoloGrounds.net

    ThePoloGrounds.net is an attempt to catalog an unofficial history of distance running in Bernardsville including the Bernards High School cross country and track programs and the Mine Mountain Road Dept.

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