Athletic Hall of Fame 1998 - Rendell
Bradley P. Rendell (1937-1939)
Brad Rendell was an outstanding runner of the Aggies (forerunner of the Alfred State Pioneers). For one and a half years he was the top runner and captain on an undefeated ASC cross country team. In order for Brad to run against better competition Coach McCloud of ASC and Coach McLane of AU petitioned the NCAA. The petition was granted and though Brad was not a student at Alfred University, he was allowed to run for them.
In 1935, Brad was the national scholastic mile champion. In 1939, he was the fourth fastest two-miler in the United States. He won the 1500 meter steeplechase at the 1939 Penn Relays and was selected to run that event for the United States in the 1940 Olympics. Brad never got that chance as the 1940 Olympics were canceled due to World War II.
Brad is well known for his trapping abilities and has taught many his tricks of the trade. He has also served as a member of the Panama Central School Board of Education. His enthusiasm for life and bountiful energy are evident.
Now retired, Brad resides with his wife Doris Keefe Rendell in Ashville, NY.