Ralph Vernacchia talks track and field, Olympics, retirement

Submitted by admin on Fri, 04/29/2011 - 11:26am

Ralph Vernacchia, a professor in Western Washington University's department of physical education, health and recreation, discusses the sport of track and field, the Olympic Games and his coming retirement from the university.

Vernacchia, director of Western's Center for Performance Excellence, is the namesake of the Ralph Vernacchia Invitational team track and field meet, which takes place every year at WWU.

He has been a professor at Western for 38 years.

Video by Daniel Berman | University Communications intern

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