Fred Carlson

Monroeville, PA

About Me

I am an incurable distance racing fan and stat freak.
Second, GO GATEWAY GATORS!

I think distance running is the ultimate sport and trains the body mind and spirit for any challenges in life. PRs high school (Simsbury CT '73): mile 4:24 state meet 5th place medalist outdoors spring 1973 and 5th place mile indoors earler that winter on the Coast Guard Academy speedie track; 2-mile 9:47 in an early April 1973 scrimmage vs Hartford Public HS on their great track. Some things about Simsbury distance: We were second in the state in XC in 1971 and won states in 1972 when I was tri-captain. The Simsbury XC boys had a great run 1991-1995 with multiple large school titles, a state individual champion in 1993 (Broulliet), and second at the New Englands one year. The boys just won (2012) the state class LL and the State Open 4x800 titles, both in record times (7:48.89 for the Class LL title, and 7:51.30 for the State Open title-YES!) The Simsbury girls 4x800 relay rocked at the New England championships June 2010 with a second place 9:16.64-congrats girls!

My son Rick's high school PRs are now 51.7 (400), 1:55.15 (800-Gateway HS school record), 4:27.9 (1600), 9:47.78 (3200), 16:37 5K XC--but I'm more proud of his past excellent academic life: also treasurer of the National Honor Society, President of the Gateway chapter of the PA Classical League, and his terrific and unselfish work ethic in all he does. He's a May 2011 graduate of the mechanical engineering major at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute IN, the #1 undergrad engineering school in the US 13 years running, and is now Lieutenant Carlson in the Naval Nuclear Program serving on the Ohio-class sub the USS Henry M Jackson out of Puget Sound. He learned everything he knows from his older sister Ellen, the other star in my universe! She taught him to read before kindergarten, and has the running training bug recently.

"Sverige" is Swedish for "Sweden"--they USED to have good distance stars!! --unfortunately no one decent in 40 years (they're all playing hockey now)!

I presently live and work as an illustrator near Pittsburgh and enjoy the comraderie with all the other parents, coaches, and kids in this under-promoted sport.

Visit my art site at www.carlsonstudio.com

Discussion Posts

Topic/Message
13 days ago WPIAL Team Championships 2018
As you know, the wpial publishes the team score results only on their own site and not the result...
13 days ago WPIAL Team Championships 2018
@margocoyne Ask your son's coaches how the results of those team championships were handled. Mayb...
23 days ago missing from state meet in distance? Isaac Davis and Josh Hoey?
Senior Isaac Davis (Jersey Shore) in AAA ran a 9:24 3200 earlier in the year and won his district...
28 days ago States Coverage
@skeim PCN is LIVE this year! Plus a replay on Sunday. Thanks for the update, Schwartz friend! ...
28 days ago States Coverage
The PIAA website has a real-time results posting going on during the meet. Also, usually the meet...
28 days ago Most interesting or odd animal you have seen while running
I was running on a woods trail once here in Monroeville near where I live maybe 20 years ago and ...
29 days ago Determination of the number of qualifying entries for State Track
@bshsxc nkosiek is only saying the geographic representational aspect of the district system feed...
29 days ago Most interesting or odd animal you have seen while running
A deer ran into the runners at the state meet in Hershey a couple years ago! That was a wake up c...
1 month ago Determination of the number of qualifying entries for State Track
The list of attending teams would include boys and girls together (on the mile split coverage col...
1 month ago Where was Solanco Alana Yoder at Leagues?
Jim, did you find out what happened to her?
1 month ago Determination of the number of qualifying entries for State Track
are you sure that in AA in D3 there are only 2 auto qualifiers? That seems low to me with the num...
1 month ago PIAA District 7 (WPIAL) AA Championships 2018
@rotelli57 and your boy performer is listed in the 300m IH
1 month ago PIAA District 7 (WPIAL) AA Championships 2018
@rotelli57 This latest performance/heat lists have Vincentian Girls with performers in the 400m, ...
1 month ago PIAA District 7 (WPIAL) AA Championships 2018
also the performance sheets previously shown on wpial.org had been running a couple weeks behind ...
1 month ago PIAA District 7 (WPIAL) AA Championships 2018
@rotelli57 Try this seeding/performance chart. It's the final prepared after the last chance meet...
2 months ago Does your school allow hand timed 100 meter records?
The last time I saw the listings of our HS records the imperial yard records had been retired to ...
2 months ago Does your school allow hand timed 100 meter records?
@treyj and it's also my impression that since the wpial stopped those sectional/regional meets to...
2 months ago Does your school allow hand timed 100 meter records?
@treyj not what I said. These were only for competitive lists spanning 45 years of records. No sc...
2 months ago Does your school allow hand timed 100 meter records?
The high school where my son attended and I assist with scoring tent duties has a very complete s...
3 months ago What ever happen to Dion Bentley???
@Lzelko--with that national talent Dion Bentley should be a lock for that award! (Too bad the mee...
5 months ago Possible Changes for XC for Qualification to the State Meet Starting in 2020-21 Season
Hi, thanks for that insight, cbrandt. I had no idea some districts had such a discrepancy between...
5 months ago Possible Changes for XC for Qualification to the State Meet Starting in 2020-21 Season
How would the analysis of what schools in each district are NOT fielding teams affect the number ...
8 months ago Mt Lebo gets nudged out for states; boys AAA excitement
Great racing by Butler's 3rd and 4th guys pushes the Mt Lebo squad to 4th place and the boys AAA ...
8 months ago Compaing apples to oranges (D7)
@CalebBetton The results today didn't dent the AT Coopers times that much but it was a pretty fas...
8 months ago AAA Girls in D7 rolling: OC, FC, NA
Kudos to Oakland Catholic for pulling it together for this district final! OC, FC, and NA get 16 ...
8 months ago Big change WPIAL course
Phil Grove's photo of the map was helpful this afternoon. They basically run the same exact cours...
8 months ago PIAA District 1 Championships 2017
The difference between A and AA is purely the size of the schools in those two classifications (i...
8 months ago Big change WPIAL course
I tried the wpial.org site and the new, revised Cooper's Lake course layout for Thursday's D7 wpi...
8 months ago AT freshman boys list from Coopers Lake course 2005-2017
I just finished an all-time best freshman only boys list covering the Coopers Lake course since i...
8 months ago SRU Mack Cooper--Coopers Lake times from 2017
Noah Beveridge's great run Saturday at the SRU Mack Cooper Invitational (15:46) is the 15th faste...
9 months ago Marlee Starliper's Carlisle Invite time 16:50
@shipcross8 THANKS! Great info. Oliviere from Padua Academy Delaware, who was second to Marlee St...
9 months ago Marlee Starliper's Carlisle Invite time 16:50
Was this 16:50 a course record? I haven't been able to find anything more about the time other th...
9 months ago 15th Annual Red, White & Blue Classic 2017
We see with the RWB results some interesting wrinkles: 1. Mount Lebanon wins this big meet with ...
9 months ago District 8
@delonetrack Totally understood. These issues definitely need redistricting to come as part of a...
9 months ago 15th Annual Red, White & Blue Classic 2017
The Mt Lebo Blue Streaks definitely showed up Saturday at RWB! Great pack running from a group th...
9 months ago District 8
Thank you, delonetrack...I recall now that only SQS gets sent to state meet from D8. They get one...
10 months ago 15th Annual Red, White & Blue Classic 2017
Love to get an answer for this one--can Rich Wright/Baldwin chime in on whether the route will be...
10 months ago Should the PIAA add a third classification in track & field?
Adding more classifications in track? Weigh the arguments. Do people respect and get excited by t...
10 months ago District 8
I wish a D8 coach (like the Allderdice coach?) would add some insights into why the few schools i...
10 months ago PIAA State Meet for 2018
Within 20 miles south of Slippery Rock/Coopers Lake is the exploding suburb of Cranberry Twp with...
11 months ago PIAA State Meet for 2018
Cooper's Lake is exactly one hour northwest of where I live in Monroeville, PA. I can drive to do...
11 months ago PIAA State Meet for 2018
PA states: mentioned in other threads BUT once more...Bring it to Coopers Lake north of Pittsburg...
12 months ago Brianna Schwartz
no relation indeed! good call! hope she can work this out.
12 months ago Brianna Schwartz
Brianna Schwartz is listed on the Colorado U 2016-17 roster for T&F. Redshirted her first year (2...
12 months ago Nick Wolk wins USATF Juniors 5K
Great photo on the trails of Schenley Park!
12 months ago Greatness in 2017 out of D7 and PA on the national stage
Great news--also seeing Geist in the seniors listing in T&F News shows his desire to challenge th...
12 months ago Nick Wolk wins USATF Juniors 5K
Thanks! Didn't see those comments before! Nick continues to surprise and improve!
12 months ago Nick Wolk wins USATF Juniors 5K
Nick Wolk (Peters Twp, now a freshman at Pitt) just won the 5K at the USATF Juniors meet in Sacra...
1 year ago Greatness in 2017 out of D7 and PA on the national stage
PA high school T&F watchers have to be lifted by the performances of PA d7 WPIAL New Balance Nati...
1 year ago 100 meters time adusted down from 10.44 to 10.43
@Chronicles1611 sounds like a question for one of our more experienced forum members who were aro...