News Release From UNCW Athletics:
WILMINGTON, North Carolina – The post-college professional opportunities for basketball, baseball and tennis players are plentiful and well-publicized. But what about runners?
Former UNCW running star Bob Vanderham, who owns the outdoor 800 Meters record for the Seahawks, has been training in The Netherlands since April with a Dutch team called TeamDistanceRunners, which includes several of the country’s best track athletes who compete in the 400 Meters and longer distances.
“It’s been a good experience and we’re about halfway finished with the season,” said Vanderham, a native of Den Bosch, The Netherlands. “We have some big meets coming up in the next few weeks, including one in Watford, England, and another in Heusden, Belgium.”