Basketball , football and baseball have always been very big in Schenectady County. Track and Field has never received the attention it deserved, but the county has produced some top level sprinters and distance runners. Art Allen, Rhonda Phillips, Faustin Baron, and Verrol Jackson are four who come to mind. Two others who comes to mind that some of you might have forgotten made their mark on the national level. They are the great Olympians Florence Griffith Joyner and Jackie Joyner Kersee. (Try saying those names five times fast). Flo Jo won three gold medals at the Olympic Games in 1988. She also held the World and Olympic record in the 100 meter dash. Jackie Joyner Kersee was the Olympic gold medal winner in the heptathlon in 1998 and 1992. She also was the long jump champ in 1988.