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began officiating in the early 1980’s . She was a runner but admittedly she said - not a very good one. Being a terrible athlete, she found a way to be part of the sport that she has always loved……and that was through officiating and meet management.
She began at the high school level and with the encouragement of Dick Ferziger and Joe Caruso, She started to come to the MAC meets and was usually at the finish line. There she said met some incredible people who helped foster her love of the sport and develop some skills to held contribute to the meets. People like Marvin, Warren Ring, Pat & Helio Rico, and Tracy Sudlan.
She holds a Masters Level Certification as an official
She was selected to officiate at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta and has officiated at countless Olympic Trials and USATF National Championships at all levels - Youth, Masters, and elite
She has officiated at many NCAA Championships
But what is GREAT about Sue is that she know here talents are needed locally and has worked hundreds if not thousands of local USATF Association meets, State High School Championships, road Races including the Long Island and NYC marathons.
MAC Women’s LDR Chair
Founder and 1st President of USATF-Long Island
National Officials Committee Treasurer (14 years)
Chair of the National Officials Hall of Fame Committee.
President and Secretary of the Nassau Track & Field Officials Association
Secretary of the New York State Officials Association.
National Officials Hall of Fame
Outstanding Official Award from MAC, USATF-LI, NYS Officials Committee
NYS Dick Ferziger Memorial Award
Charles Ruter Award for Outstanding Officiating
Andy Bakjian Award
USATF President’s Award
USATF Associations Committee Horace Crow Award
Nassau County Women of the Year
Town of Oyster Bay Community Service Award
Bruce Mac Donald Lifetime Service Award
MAC Award for Outstanding Service
Greater Long Island Running Club Service Award
B.S. Degree from Cornell University, graduate work at Columbia University
Married (Mike – 54 years) , two children (Jimmy and Irene), five grandchildren (Adam, Lauren, Luke, Danny, and Tommy)
Taught Math and Science but spent most of my working years as Office Manager for a large, militant teachers’ union.