D&E Alumna Provides Bench for Myles Ahead Walking Track

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Friday, April 1, 2016

ELKINS - Davis & Elkins College alumna Ann Lockridge Cain has expressed her appreciation for the Myles Ahead Track in The McDonnell Center with two gifts. During a recent reception, she presented a bench for walkers to have a place to store their belongings, and surprised Board of Trustees Chair June Myles with a flower arrangement. “I thought it would be nice if we had a place to put our coats and sit down and change out of our boots or shoes,” says Cain who has been walking at the track for about three years. At the reception, Dr. Mary Ann DeLuca, professor of health and physical education and assistant athletic director, displayed a photo of Myles taking the inaugural run on the track and shared the history of the facility. Established by Myles in 2007, the 200-meter walking and jogging track provides a safe and comfortable place for students and the community to exercise regardless of the weather. There is also a social aspect to walking at the track, DeLuca says, adding that a core group meets there early every morning to complete their laps and enjoy friendship. Also recognized at the reception was Tom Rennix, head groundskeeper, who volunteered to stain and varnish the bench. Attending the reception are, from left, seated, Bella, DeLuca, Myles and Cain; standing, Rennix, Becky O’Brien, Isabelle Swecker, Robert Swecker, Steve Larkin, Corina Belan, Office Manager for Athletic and Sport Science Departments Laurie Chestnut, Executive Assistant to the President Robin Price, Vice President for Enrollment Management Sandy Neel, Vice President for Development Carol Schuler, Executive Vice President and Provost Wally Neel and Enrollment Coordinator and Veterans Liaison Officer Debbie Larkin.

Related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Davis & Elkins College is located in Elkins, 2 hours east of Charleston, 3 hours south of Pittsburgh and 4 hours west of Washington, D.C. For more information, please visit the College website at www.dewv.edu or call 304-637-1243.
Davis & Elkins College Myles Ahead Track