We’ll have more results from the runner survey soon, but I wanted to announce that we had 119 people complete the survey, 103 of whom cast votes in the board election. The vote was unanimously in favor of the slate, so please join me in welcoming FLRC’s incoming board members, who start their three-year terms in 2024:
Rich Bernstein: A long-time fixture in the running community, Rich served as the Ithaca High School track and cross-country coach for decades, capping off his career with several years of coaching cross-country for TC3. He has also coached the junior track and field team for the United States at the Maccabiah World Games in Israel and served as a track & field official.
Jesse Koennecke: Jesse works in acquisitions and licensing at Cornell University Library, is one of the key members of FLRC’s Timing Team, and captains the High Noon men’s Vets team in the PGXC series.
Rebecca Lovenheim: Long a member of the scholastic coaching community, even after her own racing career came to an end, Becca most recently served for eight years as the head cross country and outdoor track coach at Lansing High School. She is a NYSPHSAA cross-country coordinator for Section IV and will join the Ithaca High School track coaching staff this spring.
Kate McCormick: A graduate student at Cornell in Psychology, Kate also ran cross-country and track while an undergraduate at Cornell. She coaches the young kids during FLRC’s indoor MITHACAL MILERS workouts at Barton Hall.
Thank you to the outgoing FLRC board members stepping away this year: Mike Allinger, Amelia Kaufman, Pete Kresock, and Tim Logue. Mike Allinger started on the board in 2015 and put in many hours of work as treasurer from 2017 through 2021. Pete Kresock became an FLRC board member in 2016, coordinated our Virtual Fund Run during the early days of the pandemic, served as VP of Trails starting in 2022, and initiated the development of the Trail Circuit leaderboard. Tim Logue joined the board in 2022 and Amelia Kaufman in 2023, contributing to important trail-related discussions and working to promote club goals. Their individual and collective efforts in supporting the local running community are much appreciated!