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Please take a couple of minutes to view Dave's demo-reel for samples of his announcing and interviewing work.

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TAFWA Award

Dunaway AwardAt the 2019 annual meeting of the Track and Field Writers of America, Dave was presented with the James Dunaway Memorial Award “for track & field journalism excellence.”

Field Announcer At Outdoor Nationals

Dave HunterAt the 2019 USATF Track & Field Outdoor National Championships Dave served as the Field Announcer for the Men’s Discus and the Women’s Javelin.

Dave Hunter

Dave HunterDave Hunter is a track & field journalist, announcer, and broadcaster.  Dave reports on the premier track & field gatherings around the globe, frequently serves as an arena or stadium announcer for championship events, and has undertaken foreign and domestic broadcast assignments in the sport.

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In the 2013 NCAA Cross Country championships, a spunky Iona College sophomore threw in a brash early move in the hopes of stealing the race.  Although her bold surge was ultimately unsuccessful, Kate Avery hung on to finish third.  This year an older, wiser – and more fit – Avery returned to Terre Haute to finish the job.  And finish the job she did – and with gusto.
 
After a 5:13 first mile which she later confessed felt easy, the young Brit replicated her 2013 move – and this time it worked.  "I knew if I wanted to have a good chance of winning that I was going to run it hard,” Avery revealed in a post-race interview.  “I didn't want to leave it up to the sprint finishers, I didn't want to go out slow."  After breaking away in the second kilometer, the Iona Gael soon had a 20 meter lead which ultimately stretched to 100 meters in the race's later stages.  As a raft of would-be challengers – Boise State’s Emma Bates, Arizona State’s Shelby Houlihan, Michigan State’s Rachel Schulist, Arkansas's Dominque Scott – were left struggling in her wake, Avery powered on, exhibiting the polished talent that gained her a 4th place finish in 10,000 meters during last summer’s Commonwealth Games. 
 
With her competitors left behind, Avery had to battle a formidable headwind driving up the final straightaway. "I was just, like, 'Get to [the] finish, get to the home-straight and finish it off,'” explained Avery.  “It was so hard on the last finishing straight with the wind in your face. I was like, ‘Just get there!’"
 
Kate Avery – the first British-born athlete to capture an NCAA Division I cross country championship since Wisconsin’s Kathy Butler won in 1995 – was animated as she reflected on her dominating, runaway victory.  "Oh my God, I can't believe it! I knew I was running well and stuff, but I don't know," offered the Iona College junior.  "It's unbelievable. It's just happened and it hasn't sunk in. I don't know -- I was just running scared kinda again and saying 'Get to the finish line!’”

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