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As a track and field journalist, announcer, and broadcaster, Dave's work has been widely acclaimed. See what professionals throughout the industry are saying about Dave. 

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Participation in Track and Field


  • USATF Outoor National Championships / Field Announcer
  • NYC Armory [including the Millrose Games]
  • University of Akron
  • Akron Marathon
  • Spire Institute
  • NAIA Indoor Championships
  • Big Ten Indoor and Outdoor Championships
  • Jesse Owens Track Classic
  • Buckeye Classic
  • The Ohio State University
  • Penn State University
  • Mid-American Indoor and Outdoor Championships


    • MAC Indoor Championships / ESPN3
  • Big Ten Cross Country Championships
  • NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships
  • Ivy League Outdoor Championships 
  • USATFtv
  • FloTrack
  • Spire Institute
  • RunCzech Running League


  • Track & Field/Marathoning/Road Racing/Cross Country
  • Honoree, The James Dunaway Memorial  Award for "Track & Field Journalism Excellence" by the Track & Field Writers of America
  • Serves as Senior Writer and writes weekly column for RunBlogRun
  • Serves as U.S. Correspondent and regular contributor for Track & Field News
  • Authors articles for other publications (e.g. Road Runners Club of America; Princeton Alumni Weekly)

Events Covered

  • IAAF Outdoor Track & Field Championships (Moscow [2013], Beijing [2015], London [2017], Doha [2019], and Eugene [2022])
  • IAAF Indoor Track & Field Championships (Portland, Oregon [2016])
  • Every USATF Outdoor Track & Field Championship since 2003
  • NCAA Div. I Outdoor Track & Field Championships
  • Jesse Owens Track Classic
  • USA Indoor  and Outdoor Track & Field Championships
  • Penn Relay Carnival
  • B.A.A. Marathon
  • Boston New Balance Indoor Grand Prix
  • Diamond League meets in Birmingham, Zurich, Brussels, and Palo Alto
  • U.S. Olympic Trials / Track & Field [2004; 2008; 2012; 2016; 2021]
  • Olympic Games / Track & Field [2016; 2021]

Passion for Track and Field

  • Lifetime runner (record-setting High School and [abbreviated] Division I collegiate career; extensive post-collegiate Open and Masters career as a nationally–competitive marathoner and road racer; Marathon PR:  2:31:40);  has competed in 17 Boston Marathons; has raced every leg of the 200 mile Hood To Coast Relay
  • Lifetime track and field fan.
  • Understands the process and issues relating to athlete preparation and athletic performance in track and field. 

Professional Background

Brouse McDowell – Akron, Ohio / 1974-Date

    • Brouse McDowell is a first-tier, full-service, business law firm with offices in Cleveland, Ohio; Akron, Ohio; and Elyria, Ohio.
    • Law Clerk 1974-1976 / Asscoiate 1976-1980 
    • Senior Partner (1980-2015) Corporate, Commercial, Banking, and Real Estate Law
    • Of Counsel (2015 - Date)                     
    • Over forty (40) years of private practice successes have earned peer-driven recognition for expertise in real estate law, corporate law, banking law, and bankruptcy law.
  • Led leadership team which has developed seven (7) residential condominium communities of over 700 residences.
  • Listed in “The Best Lawyers in America, for banking law, bankruptcy law and corporate law; has been so listed every year since 1989 through 2020.  Ranked with highest “AV” rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the premier lawyer ranking service.

Valley Savings Bank – Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

  • Valley Savings Bank was a successful, $128+ million, ninety-one (91) year old community bank serving Cuyahoga Falls (a northern suburb of Akron) and surrounding communities.
  • CEO and Chairman, Board of Directors: April 1990 – September 2014
  • Director: July 1976 – September 2014
  • From leadership position, led Executive Committee in transformation of traditional savings and loan company into broad-based, full-service, community bank.  Under Hunter's guidance, bank asset size more than tripled.  Top decile economic performance has resulted in bank receiving the highest “five star” rating from Bauer Financial Services, the industry leader in financial services ranking.
  • Crafted strategic vision for bank which allowed the bank to retain traditional community bank values while promoting innovative advances in the delivery of expanded banking services.
  • Negotiated terms and conditions of merger of Valley Savings Bank into Westfield Bank; transaction closed in September 2014.

Akron Marathon

  • The Akron Marathon is a successful, growing, and innovative annual celebration of running.  Recognized in the January 2008 issue of Runners World as one of the “10 up-and-coming marathons” in the country.  [In 2008, the Akron Marathon not only presented its traditional, annual races, but also hosted the 2008 USATF National Women’s 8km Championship, an event widely-acclaimed by USATF leadership, the participating national class athletes, and the local community.
  • Hands-on, senior leader; Director, Akron Marathon Charitable Corporation: September 2002 – 2020
  • Designed original race course and served on leadership team which took the Road Runner Akron Marathon from concept to celebrated, national marathon status in five (5) years.
  • Led Akron, Ohio into the “final four” selection process to host the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for either the Men’s or Women’s Marathon.


New York University School of Law

  • L.L.M., Corporate Law
  • Academic Standing: G.P.A.: 3.7

University of Akron School of Law

    • Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • Academic Standing: G.P.A.: 3.25
  • Rank: 5/106
  • Activities and Honors: Assistant Editor-in-Chief of the Akron Law Review, Book Prize Recipient for highest grade in Remedies and Conflicts of Law

Princeton University

  • A.B., Economics



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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.”

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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