About the Author

About Randy Sharer

Randy Sharer has worked as a sports journalist since 1981 for the Bloomington (IL) Pantagraph newspaper where he has served as the track and cross country beat writer. He has won awards from the Illinois Associated Press Editors Association and the Illinois Press Association. He was a member of the track and cross country teams at Illinois Wesleyan University, graduating with a degree in English in 1981. His cross country coach in 1978 was Craig Virgin's former University of Illinois teammate Les Myers. In head-to-head races against Craig, Randy is 0-1.