Q: Where are you from?
RH: Albany, NY
Q: What event(s) did you compete in?
RH: Decathlon, 4x400 relay, 110M and 400M hurdles, 400M
Q: What attracted you to Fredonia?
RH: I was recruited by Coach Jim Ulrich and was attracted by the previous success of the Track and Field and Cross Country programs. I hoped that I could eventually contribute to their ongoing success. When I had my campus visit during recruiting, I fell in love with the College, the campus and the surrounding area. It just felt “right”.
Q: Explain your experience as a Blue Devil.
RH: I loved every minute of my time in Fredonia! I was blessed to have been a member of a team that made SUNYAC history; the "Decades of Dominance" where we won SUNYAC team titles for more than 20 years in a row. To be a part of those teams, and competing alongside some of the greatest athletes to ever attend Fredonia State, was both amazing and humbling.
Q: What were some of your athletic highlights?
RH: I was a three-time All-American, won the New York State Meet titles for the Decathlon and the 4x400 relay and eventually was inducted into the Fredonia Athletic Hall of Fame (2008). My favorite highlight however was being named Co-MVP of the team in 1986 alongside Pat Corbett, who in my estimation was the greatest athlete ever to compete at Fredonia State, and that is saying something if you look at the list of accomplishments that the track and cross-country teams achieved.
Q: What is your current occupation?
RH: Managing Director of Lehvoss North America, a thermoplastic compounder.
Q: What is your favorite motivational quote?
RH: “Success is a Choice.” - Rick Pitino
Q: What is your favorite TV show?
RH: NCIS, The Big Bang Theory, and Charlie Rose
Q: If you could vacation anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?
RH: Anywhere there is a warm, sandy beach where I can watch my children play.
Q: What is your favorite band/singer?
RH: U2 and Bruce Springsteen.
Q: If you could give a piece of advice to our current student-athletes/recruits what would it be?
RH: You get out of life what you put into it, and “luck” favors those that put the effort in. The choices you make today, regardless if it is specific to your academics or your athletics, will determine your path later in life. If you put the effort in now it will pay dividends later.
If you are a Track & Field or Cross Country Alumnus interested in being featured please contact the Fredonia coaching staff.