My Time at Schutz and Some Stories – F.B. Sands
While going through a pile of old pictures, I recently came across these pictures of me jumping and running at track meets at Schutz (around 1961-62). One of the things I loved the most at Schutz was sports!
Part of my story after Schutz, is that I finished high school in Switzerland (Aiglon College) where I continued to run track and do well at playing basketball. Thereafter, in college, I played intramural basketball, ran indoor track for a short while and even tried playing lightweight college football (but didn’t last long!). For many years I continued playing basketball in league games (some overseas) and intramurals when I sent back to grad school. And the sports legacy continued through my sons. I raised 2 boys – one of whom (the youngest, Jahmal) became a super star athlete in high school and got a track scholarship at Hampton University where he specialized in the 400-meter high hurdles. He came in 3rd at the US AAU Junior Olympics and his running mate at Hampton ran the 400-meter high hurdles in 2 Olympics.
Below for fun, I recently showed Jahmal a picture of me running at Schutz and sent him pictures of himself running track in high school. He was a whole lot bigger and stronger than I ever was — winning 5 gold medals — twice, at international high school track meets!
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Hi, F.B. Thanks for sharing your pictures and stories. I believe the two kids in the lower right corner of the second picture of you and your sisters going from Khartoum to Schutz are me (Paul Wilson) and my younger brother George.