Road to Reunion: Hokie Olympian Panel
April 30, 2021
A panel of Hokie Olympians will talk about their Olympic Games experiences and what it takes to compete at the highest level in athletics during an alumni panel on May 4 at 6 p.m.
The starting lineup for the free event, Road to Reunion: Hokie Olympian Panel, will be:
- Kristi Castlin (Political Science ’10), bronze medalist in the 100 meter hurdles, 2016 Rio de Janerio Games;
- Bimbo Coles (Apparel, Housing, and Resource Management ’90), bronze medalist in basketball, 1988 Seoul Games;
- Queen Harrison-Claye (Sociology ’10), competitor in the 400-meter hurdles, 2008 Beijing Games;
- Marcel Lomnicky (Management ’13), competitor in the Hammer Throw, 2012 London Games and 2016 Rio de Janerio Games; and
- Darrell Wesh (Human Development ’15): competitor for Haiti in the 100-meter race, 2016 Rio de Janerio Games.
Four of the five panelists graduated from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, as did the panel moderator, Mike Burnop ’73, who earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in health and physical education from Virginia Tech. Burnop, the university’s Hall of Fame network analyst, is a former star tight end for the Hokies.
The event is part of a run up to Reunion Weekend 2021, a virtual Hokie extravaganza that will take place June 8–11.
Registration for the panel discussion is available here.
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