Girls CAN do sports: Women’s Hall hosts panel discussion about female athletics

By David L. Shaw on May 12, 2017, Finger Lakes Times

SENECA FALLS — The physical, emotional and personal benefits of women and girls participating in exercise and sports was emphasized by a panel of three women Thursday at the National Women’s Hall of Fame.

One of them with that message was Kathrine Switzer, known nationally and internationally for being the first woman to enter and complete the famous Boston Marathon.

The others were Aliceann Wilber, soccer coach at William Smith College who ranks in the top five nationally in wins, and Susan Bassett, well-respected athletic director at Ithaca College.

Switzer was in town to participate in and promote the 2nd annual Women’s Right To Run 19K race Saturday in Seneca Falls. She is a member of the Women’s Hall of Fame.

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