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3rd Track Reunion Saturday Evening Recognition Banquet

Alumni Reception and Dinner - Petroleum Club at 111 Heymann Blvd. in the Oil Center.

7:00 P.M. - Alumni Reception with cash bar.

7:30 P.M. - Alumni Dinner Program began with a welcome from Charles Beazley, emcee.

Ken Winstead, Senior Associate Athletic Director, provided an update on the Ragin' Cajun program, RCAF, and his activities since his employment earlier this year.

Stewart Blue recognized the Olympians, as well as those who attended the Olympic trials, along with those who made the 30 year All-Sun Belt Team.

Tommy Badon introduced the All-Americans - citing that Track & Field had more than all other UL sports combined.

Charles Beazley introduced the National Champions.

Claude Revels spoke about the need for former track & field alum to provide update profiles and to stay current with their email address, while reaching out to teammates and others who are not connected with the AN.  

Claude introduced the members of the UL Athletic Hall of Fame.

Claude introduced the three women who were members of the first women's Track & Field team in 1985.

Claude also recognized Rickey Domingue who was a member of the Southwestern Relays Court;
Kimberely Hall Francois, who traveled the greatest distance to attend - Vancouver, Washington;
Dr. David Fisher for being the earliest competitor - 1947.
Dr. Fisher praised the steering committee for its efforts in hosting a meaningful and enjoyable reunion.

Claude recognized Sponsors, donors, commitee members, and the donors and sponsors.

Claude ended his recognitions with a special tribute to Sherry LeBas, long-time athletic administrator at the university, who was presented with two gifts and spoke briefly about her fond memories at the university and what those meant to her.

Dr. Ed Dugas, acknowledged the key leadership role which Claude Revels had played in each of the four recent Track & Field reunions and presented him with a "Southwestern Relays" clip-on tie, which Dr. Dave Fisher, former director of the Southwestern Relays, had given him. 

Coach Lon Badeaux presented an update on the Track & Field Program, including his philosophy and some of the expectations of his athletes.

Charles Beazley closed the program by thanking everyone for coming and welcomed them to return for the next reunion, probably in 2-3 years.

For the photo gallery of this event, the Friday Night Social, and the Saturday afternoon recognition of former track & field athletes, please click on the 3rd Annual Track & Field Reunion March 16-17, 2012 Photo Gallery.


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