TRR photo by Richard A. Ross
Sullivan West athletes garner awards and ponder success
By RICHARD A. ROSS
LAKE HUNTINGTON, NYIn the world of athletics defined by the sharp delineation between winning and losing, it is hard to derive a sense of success and self-worth in the absence of a championship win or other forms of public recognition.
But such narrow and extremely high standards cannot be the only indicator of great accomplishments.
During his short but meteoric career as a runner, former Olympian Steve Prefontaine was often asked to comment on how he had risen from relative obscurity to the pinnacle of the racing world.
Prefontaine, who was outspoken and proud of his accomplishments, which surpassed the expectations of many in the running world, once said, Success isnt how far you got, but the distance you traveled from where you started.
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