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Jun 19, 2018
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Department of Physical Education, Athletics and Recreation: Hall of Fame

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Wes Carr

Class of 1978, Track & Field and Football

Wes Carr was on the track and field team for five years, and played varsity football for two years.

Wes started competing in elementary school, and won every event he entered at the annual Stevens field day. As a 13 year old, he won the 100 yard dash, standing broad jump and long jump in the Charlton Jaycees Junior Championship Track Meet, and was selected as the outstanding performer at the meet.

In track and field, Wes won two Section II indoor titles in the 50 yards and the 300 yards, and he won three outdoor events in the 100 yards (9.9 seconds), 220 yards (22.0 seconds) and the 4x220 relay. At the New York State Championships, he placed fourth and sixth (200 meters in 21.96.) He also placed third at the 1978 Eastern States Championship Meet in the 220 yards. As team captain, he held the BH-BL High School team record in the 200 meters for 34 years until it was destroyed by his son, Joe, last year. He still holds school records in two relays, the 4x220 and 4x110.

Wes owes a tremendous debt of gratitude to his running coach, Dick Stevens, who had a way of getting the best out of him. Coach Stevens helped Wes with the mental aspects of competition, and always had him prepared to race.

As a football player, Wes played split end and free safety. He was named to the first all-area team as a split end by the Schenectady Gazette and the Albany Times Union, and to the All-State Team for New York State.

Wes went to Alfred University, where he ran track and field He held most of the sprint and relay records upon graduation, and still holds the outdoor 100 meters (10.7) and 200 meter (21.5) records. The two time team captain went to the NCAA National Championships twice, placing eighth in the 200 meters in 1980. He graduated in May, 1982 with a B.A. in Political Science/Economics, and will be inducted into the Alfred University Athletic Hall of Fame in October, 2013.

Wes lives in Burnt Hills with his wife, Robyn. His son, Joe, is a freshman at SUNY Oneonta. Wes is on the Board of Directors of the Burnt Hills Track Club, and is a former NYS certified track and field official. He works as a Youth Bureau Director for Saratoga County.

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