Track & Field

Arie Gluck

It was 1952 when Arie Gluck walked into Helsinki’s Olympic Stadium representing the four year old country of Israel for which he had fought as a teenager. He already held Israeli track and field records in the 400 meters and 800 meters. Born in Kosice, Czechoslovakia in the 1930’s, at the age of three he… Read more »

Frank Greenberg

One of the world’s pre-eminent track and field authorities, Frank Greenberg has been providing leadership to the governing bodies of that sport locally, nationally and internationally for three decades. For four years, from 1988-1992, he was the President of USA Track and Field, the largest of the National Governing Bodies, becoming the first non-coach ever… Read more »

Fred Klevan

Fred Klevan, a native of Philadelphia’s Main Line, is a renown runner, duathlete and triathlete. From 2001 to the present, he has attained United States Track and Field All American Status in the 5K, 5M, 10K, 10M and Half Marathon. He is a five time Masters Champion of the Philadelphia Blue Cross Broad Street Run,… Read more »

Alan Kline

Alan Kline entered his first track meet at the age of 14. He won the 50 and 100 yard dashes in the Junior Olympics at Franklin Field. Later, in 1949, Kline won three events at the Maccabiah at Northeast High, which celebrated the first anniversary of Israel. In his senior year at Central High School… Read more »

Frank Levine

In July of 2009, Frank Levine established a world track record in the 5,000 meter race at the USA National Track & Field Championships held in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. He was 95 years old. Five years earlier, at age 90, he set a world record for the 3,000 meters in Landover, MD. Both records still stand…. Read more »

Hillel Levinson

A native Philadelphian, Hillel was educated in the public school system, attending Stokley and Henry Schools before graduating from Central High School. He is a graduate of Temple University and received a J.D. from Villanova Law School. Track is Hillel’s forte. He was one of the finest and fastest sprinters in the history of Central… Read more »

Ira Meyers

Every day when he awakens and heads to the gym Dr. Ira Meyers reminds himself that it is a privilege to run. The allure of running is that it can be done anytime, at any place and with or without others. 1974 marked the beginning of competitive running for him with the appeal of competing… Read more »

Irv Mondschein

Irv “Moon” Mondschein was a champion decathlete who holds the distinction of coaching track teams in two different Olympics for two different countries. In 1951 and 1952, he was the national and Olympic coach for the State of Israel and in 1988 was the decathlon coach for the United States Olympic Team. At New York… Read more »

David Pincus

David Pincus is a graduate of Central High School and Penn State University, where he was a member of the track and field team. He held the Penn State discus record for many years and while at the university competed in the 1948 Olympic track and field trials in the discus. In 1993 he was… Read more »

Fred Rosenfeld

Fred Rosenfeld was a heralded track coach who, in his long career, won the astounding total of 51 Philadelphia Public League Championships (40 as a head coach, and 11 as a co-head coach or assistant coach). His teams at Overbrook and Central High Schools won a total of 17 public league track and field and… Read more »