I will be attending the October 7/8 sports Hall Of Fame induction ceremony of one of the high school distance runners I coached in the mid to late-1980’s who is also one of the founding ETG club members, Gabrielle [Pohlmann] Paterson. She is a 1987 grad of West Potomac high school, Alexandria Virginia.

Gabi was a 2-time High School All-American in cross-country, placed in the top 10 at 3200m in 2 National Championships in indoor track, and top 5 at the East Coast Championships in outdoor track. Her times ranged between top 10 to top 30 in the nation at 3200m in each indoor and outdoor season from her sophomore thru senior years.

She was All-Conference at University Of Texas in the late 1980’s, and was among the first members of my ETG track club in the early 1990’s prior to leaving Austin for Dallas to attend medical school.

Today Gabi is a very forward thinking board certified practitioner of Internal Medicine in Plano, Texas a suburb of Dallas.