HISTORY OF DVGTCA
Delaware Valley Girls' Track Coaches' Association was founded in 1979, with the first meet being held at Haverford College on January 6, 1979. The Association has nurtured nationally prominant athletes such as Wendy Vereen, Juliet Cuthbert, Telisa Young, Kim Gallagher, Kate Fonshell, Gina Procaccio, Dawn Sowell, Angel Patterson, Nicole Leach and newest stars Karen Shump, Latavia Thomas and Ryann Krais. From 1979 through the 2015 season the Association has held 317 meets during 37 seasons. The Association now has a total 95 teams from 5 counties in the Southeastern Pennsylvania area.
Athletic participation helps our students grow, learn, and enjoy themselves while they use and develop their personal, physical, and intellectual skills. The DVGTCA values the lessons that have long been taught by athletic participation: the pursuit of excellence through personal development and teamwork, ethical and responsible behavior on the field and off, adherence to the spirit of rules as well as to their letter, leadership and strength of character, and sportsmanship – respect for one’s opponents, acceptance of victory with humility, and acknowledgement of defeat with grace. In teaching these lessons to its students, the DVGTCA instills habits which will lead students to better and healthier lives. While winning is not an end in itself, we believe that the efforts by our high school athletes to be their best will lead them to succeed throughout their lives.
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