Lance Chaffee ('69) was also a gridiron star who played for LSU.
Roger DeAngelo went on the RIT and jumped over 45 feet in college.
Nitsche was a superstar in football, basketball, and track.
The Reynolds brothers (Jimmy and Jerry) are both in the top
5 in the horizontal jumping events. They were on the same Geneseo squad in 1985.
Ironically, Jimmy was there to watch Jerry and Brian Nitsche almost break his school record.
Jimmy recalls the 1979 New
York State track meet experience:
"Bob Connell, Rick Wilson, and I rode up to Cornell University in Ithaca the day before the
Saturday meet, and we stayed over night in the dorms. My dad drove up the next day to watch.
I roomed with the other Section
6 triple jumper, Mike Murphy, who was a 6'4" monster white guy from Williamsville who had won the Sectionals at Sweet
Home, jumping 46' 10"...3 more feet than my second-place 43'11 1/2".
It rained all night and the morning
of the meet, so the run-way was slick.
Mike and I found ourselves with 22 other sectional winners there, and almost all of them were tall,
thin Black brothers who could leap and bound like I had never seen.
I was able to jump 43' 11 3/4" on my third opportunity, and barely break my best ever...and
I ended up 10th overall.
Murphy stole the show and crushed his record with a triple jump of 47' 11" and took the gold.
I have never heard from him since."