Cool Trivia Fact #2

At the 1908 Olympic Games in London, the marathon distance was changed to 26 miles to cover the ground from Windsor Castle to White City stadium, with 385 yards added on so the race could finish in front of King Edward VII's royal box.
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Meet Our Coaching Staff

Mike Wallace

is a sprint, relay coach.  He has also coached distance and horizontal jumps.  He is the head coach of the Spring Developmental Program and the Indoor Winter Program. He has a Level One USATF Coaching Certification. He raced in the 800m in high school, and has since run four marathons. He has been coaching since 2003. Coach Mike is a Senior Marketing Manager for LSI Corporation, and a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church.

Coach Scott Menin


Ken DiGioacchino, or “Coach D”

joined the coaching staff during the 2003 spring program. A high school friend and teammate to former AOC and Olympic great Kim Gallagher, he was touched by her tragic loss and contacted Coach Larry Wilson to offer his coaching services. While in high school, Coach D ran 400m intermediate hurdles, 400, 200, 100 yard dashes, long jump, and a mix of many relays before injury ended his track career at a young age. Coach D is a graduate of Upper Dublin High School and attended Spring Garden College and Penn State University. He is Vice President of Consolidated Development Company and Camden Securities Company, and resides in Horsham with his wife and two sons.

Stephanie Saucy

attended high school in Wichita, Kansas where she ran for the Shocker Striders—a program very similar to AOC. She raced the mile and two mile in high school, moving up to the 5000 and 10,000 meter events in college at Wichita State. She started competing in triathlons while attending Arizona State University for a masters degree in exercise physiology. She now enjoys Summer Biathlons.  She is the head coach of the Spring Developmental Program and the Cross Country program.  She has been coaching since 2003.  Coach Saucy has been married 22 years, has five children, and resides in Harleysville.

Bob Chew

is a sprints and relay coach.  Bob coaches on the Spring Development Program and the Summer Competition Program. He also has his Level One USATF Coaching certification.  In addition, Bob has a medical degree.

Andrea Anderson

is originally from Jamaica but grew up in Philadelphia. She is a secondary math teacher in the Cheltenham School District. She is driven by her passion for helping and inspiring others. She thoroughly enjoys coaching both the students on her school and summer club's track team. She has been coaching track and field for a total of fourteen years. Three years at John Bartram High School and eleven years at Cedarbrook Middle School. For the past five years, she has also volunteered as a youth coach on the AOC Track team. Outside of coaching, she enjoys traveling, volunteering, and competing in Bible Bowl competitions. She has traveled independently to South Africa to volunteer at various orphanages that rescue children from the evils of human trafficking.

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