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Ralph J Mole´ Awarded Excellence in Track and Field Broadcasting

On February 1st the Track and Field Writers of America presented Ralph J Mole´, Executive Producer/Director of Windfall Productions with their honored H.D. Thoreau Award for excellence in Track and Field Broadcasting. Jack Pfeiffer, TAFWA president states, “we needed to recognize this broadcast skill set in our winter awards program”. H.D. Thoreau, a pioneer in T&F broadcasting, was one of three CBS track and field announcers who first televised the Summer Olympics in Rome, 1960.

Mole’ comments “I am truly honored to receive this prestigious award from the Track Writers, an association exhibiting great passion for the athletes and journalistic integrity for the athletes achievements on the track and on the field. My very first track meet takes me back to 1975. It was the Indoor Nationals at Madison Square Garden and I working as a stage manager with Marvin H Sugarman Productions. I was hooked by the sport immediately at that historic event and I carry an unlimited enthusiasm towards Athletics to this day.” Other recipients of the H.D. Thoreau Award include Jim McKay, ABC Sports (posthumous) and Dwight Stones, Olympic High Jumper.

Synchronous to the TAFWA award Ralph J Mole´ begins his 39th year producing and directing TV Sports for ESPN and 2018 will commemorate Windfall Productions 10th consecutive year as television packager for ESPN Collegiate T&F.

Here is the upcoming event schedule;

SEC Indoor Track & Field Championships 2/24/18 & 2/25/18
Venue: Gilliam Indoor Track Stadium, College Station, TX – Texas A&M

NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships 3/09/18 & 3/10/18
Venue: Gilliam Indoor Track Stadium, College Station, TX – Texas A&M

SEC Outdoor Track & Field Championships 5/11/18-5/13/18
Venue: Tom Black Track @ LaPorte Stadium, Knoxville, TN – University of Tennessee

NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships 6/6/18-6/09/18
Venue: Hayward Field, Eugene, OR – University of Oregon

RJ Mole´ states ” I look forward to working ESPN’s T&F Series with fellow H.D. Thoreau winner Dwight Stones during our 2018 season”.

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