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Deborah Chichester, from the Class of 2000 was a three sport athlete in cross country, swimming, and track & field. As a 9th grader in 1996, she pioneered the revitalization of our girls cross country team by running alone as a team of one. Running all by herself that year, she qualified and participated in the New York State championship and was named both a Livingston County and Section V All-Star. After that year, she recruited other girls and was the leader in getting a full girls’ cross country team in place her sophomore year in 1997. Her leadership culminated in the girls cross country team winning two consecutive LCAA Division titles, as well as two consecutive Section V titles in 1998 and 1999. These were the first ever cross country titles our school had won. The 1999 cross country team made even more history as they advanced to the New York State championship and finished 3rd overall. This was the highest finish any Section V Class D team had ever finished up to that time and was the first team in school history to advance to a state championship. Deborah finished 38th overall in the state championship meet in 1999 and was named a Livingston County Division III Cross Country All-Star two more times in 1998 and 1999. Her leadership and athletic abilities also helped lead our girls track & field team to 3 LCAA Division titles in 1995, 1997, and 2000 and 4 Section V titles – 1995, 1997, 1999, 2000. Individually, she captured a Section V championship in the 3000 meter run in 1996 and as a member of the 3200 meter relay team on two occasions. She graduated as the school record holder in 4 events and was a member of the 3200 meter and 6400 meter relay teams that still hold the school record today. Her school records in the 3000m and 1500m run and currently rank 2nd all time. Her sister and now fellow Hall of Famer Jessica broke both of these records. All told she was on 6 Section V championship teams and 5 LCAA Championship teams. She is still an elite runner today and has completed 6 marathons including Boston in 2014.