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August 29, 2013

Gray's 55 years as XC official is celebrated

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He admitted that he wouldn’t have been able to be at this as long as he has if it weren’t for his wife.

“She’s been the town librarian in Royal Center for over 40 years now and she has been very supportive of me all these years.

In concluding, Gray stated that the thing that has kept him coming back all these years is the kids.

“I don’t care if it’s the first kid in or the last, these kids are just amazing, they’re super. And I’m not talking their athletic ability during a meet. They’re all just well-mannered, fantastic kids. He or she doesn’t have to be the best athlete, I just enjoy so much being around them and watching them all compete. And as long as I enjoy them and I’m capable, I’ll continue officiating.”

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