U RUN THIS
NYS High School Track & Field Championships, June 10 & 11, 2011
by Jonathan T. Jefferson
About the Book
Uniondale High School on Long Island in New York is home to one of the most successful boys' and girls' track & field programs in the nation. For over 20 years student athletes from Uniondale have competed in the winter and spring New York State Track & Field Championships. This book is a photographic record of Uniondale's spring track 2011 state championship competitors enjoying the competition near Rochester, New York.
All photos were taken by Uniondale High School Athletic Director, Jonathan T. Jefferson. Enjoy!
Born in 1969 as the seventh of eight children to two Harlem raised parents, this author benefited from both the inner-city life of Queens, New York, and childhood summers spent on a farm in rural upstate New York. Academic, professional, and physical accomplishments have punctuated this author's life. After earning his doctorate from Seton Hall University in 2006 in the area of education leadership, management, and policy, creative pursuits such as self publishing memoirs, poetry, and photography have taken the edge off of an otherwise mundane existence as a public school administrator. An adventurer by nature, he became the first African American to hike to the top of every mountain in the northeast United States over 4,000' (115 of them) by September of 2000. At that time, less than 400 people had accomplished this feat; whereas thousands have scaled Mount Everest.