J3093

Commending Ed Alger upon the occasion of his designation for special recognition by the Schenectady City School District Athletic Ha...

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J3093



Senate Resolution No. 3093

BY: Senator TEDISCO

COMMENDING Ed Alger upon the occasion of his
designation for special recognition by the
Schenectady City School District Athletic Hall of
Fame on September 14, 2020

WHEREAS, Excellence and success in competitive sports can be
achieved only through strenuous practice, team play and team spirit,
nurtured by dedicated coaching and strategic planning; and

WHEREAS, Athletic competition enhances the moral and physical
development of the young people of this State, preparing them for the
future by instilling in them the value of teamwork, encouraging a
standard of healthy living, imparting a desire for success and
developing a sense of fair play and competition; and

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize and
pay tribute to those outstanding athletes who inspired and brought pride
to their school and community by achieving outstanding success in
competition, attaining unprecedented success and the highest level of
personal achievement; and

WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its
long-standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to
commend Ed Alger upon the occasion of his designation for special
recognition by the Schenectady City School District at its 23rd Annual
Schenectady County Athletic Hall of Fame and Reunion Dinner on Monday,
September 14, 2020, at Glen Sanders Mansion, Scotia, New York; and

WHEREAS, Ed Alger ran on sectional championship cross-country and
track teams at Mont Pleasant High School; he was the 1952 state
intersectional mile champion, after finishing third the year before; and

WHEREAS, In both 1951 and 1952, Ed Alger was the sectional mile
champion; he was a two-time Section II cross-country champion, setting a
course record while winning the 1950 title; and

WHEREAS, Ed Alger finished fourth in the 1950 state intersectional
cross-country race, and Mont Pleasant was the runner-up; furthermore, he
finished fifth in the 1951 state intersectional cross-country run when
Mont Pleasant won the state title; and

WHEREAS, This exceptional athlete won the Watertown Interscholastic
Invitational Cross-Country Run in 1950, Poughkeepsie Road Race in 1950,
Fordham Run in 1951, and Utica-Proctor Invitational Cross-Country Meet
in 1951; and

WHEREAS, Ed Alger was recruited by more than 50 colleges before
selecting Syracuse, where he ran cross-country; while there, he finished
46th in the 1953 NCAA Cross-Country Championships and his Syracuse team
finished third; and

WHEREAS, Moreover, Ed Alger finished 41st in the 1954 NCAA
Cross-Country Championships, when Syracuse finished second; and


WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body that when
individuals of such outstanding athletic accomplishments are brought to
our attention, they should be recognized by all the citizens of this
great Empire State; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commending Ed Alger upon the occasion of his designation for special
recognition by the Schenectady City School District Athletic Hall of
Fame on September 14, 2020; and be it further

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to Ed Alger.

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  • 20 / Mar / 2020
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 31 / Mar / 2020
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 31 / Mar / 2020
    • ADOPTED

Resolution Details

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