Italo has Thacher distance runners posting top marks

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Thacher runners (from left) Ford Shaper, Jesse Van Newkirk, Edison Chadwick and Colin Fitzpatrick celebrate after winning the distance medley relay race at the California Relays.
Mike Miller, Ojai Valley News sports editor
Local track and field coach Ed Italo is at it again.
After coaching Nordhoff High School to middle distance running prominence, Italo now has a core group of runners from The Thacher School who are making noise at the state and national levels.
“This winter track season, I had three boys (Colin Fitzpatrick, Ford Shaper and Edison Chadwick) who dedicated themselves to training. All three exceeded my expectations at the California Winter Track and Field Championship meet,” said Italo.

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