That’s me in yellow, the 70s were long gone by the time I was in high school, but you’d never know from the short shorts they had us wear.

In my youth I was a decent long and mid distance runner. This was still the early days of the Internet so most of my times only made local newspaper print, some of which I have archived. Back then I was skin and bones, I’ve since bulked up yet most is fat from excess calories, especially the Slovakian can of beer I’m drinking as I write this. Back then I could eat a ton then and it would burn off of me. I remember laughing at the older adults with pot bellys, saying it would never happen to me. And here I am about to order a cheeseburger with fries.

Let’s hope I can my prior accomplishments to help me get into better shape.

Class L Men’s Track – 2000

1,600m 4:34.66; 6.

June 3rd, 1999

CIAC Championships

Class L

Willow Brook Park, New Britain


6th Place


Official entry:  6. Jon Baumgart, Notre Dame, 4:37.17

October 30th, 1999

Class L Boys Race

Wickham Park

9th Place

16:56 / 5:28

The officially entry has my name spelled incorrectly: 9 JOHN BAUMGART 155 NOTRE DAME WH 16:56 5:28

November 6th, 1998

CIAC Boys State Championship

Class L Boys Race

Wickham Park – The Beast

37th Place

17:54 / 5:46

Official entry: 37 JON BAUMGART          169 NOTRE DAME WH             17:54  5:46

Komen for the Cure

41th place, 18:11