9/10-9/12 2009 “President’s Circle” Weekend

USNA Out meets the Brigade Staff

USNA Out members Brian Bender ’93,
Steve Clark Hall ’75 and Joe Soto ’83
chat with the Brigade Staff

Three members of USNA Out — Steve Clark Hall ’75, Joe Soto ’83 and Brian Bender ’93 (all part of the Out of Annapolis gang) attended the USNA Foundation’s 2009 “President’s Circle” Weekend in Annapolis. This was the fourth straight year that USNA Out members have attended this special weekend hosted by the USNA Alumni Association and Foundation to recognize the generosity and support from alumni. USNA Out members who are logged onto this website can read a special USNA Out members only report of the weekend. We could not have felt more welcome by the Alumni Association Staff and

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8/30/2009 Annapolis 10 Miler

usna out members marching onto the white house

Joe Soto ’83 with Barb
still dry before running the
Annapolis 10 Miler 8/30/2009

USNA Out was running around Annapolis this weekend. At the race itself we got VIP parking right in front of the stadium for the tailgater. Smokin’ Joe ran a 76 and I had a PR of 1:46 despite the heat and humidity. Duh, it is August in Annapolis.

The day began with a power outage as I was putting in my contact lenses. (My fellow myopes-try putting them in by moonlight next time–it ain’t easy.) The weather at the start was 75 degrees and overcast–just a tease. At mile 3 (for me) the sunglasses went on as the sun beat down and cranked up the temps on King George St. The eventual winner blew past everybody (even the pace car at one point) and won by a 5 minute margin in 49 minutes. I saw him go by as we were on the bridge. Me at mile 4 and he at mile 8. Young whipper-snappers. The ice cold towels and the finisher’s shirts at the end are the best. Thanks to Jeff, MC and Kap who woke up early and rooted us on.

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