Frank Ronan, respected official, passes

1/8/2017
 
Well-known USATF official Frank Ronan passed away Sunday after a year of health issues. Track and field was a passion of the 2015 USATF-NE Official of the Year, who still holds the city of Boston HS pole vault record. Frank was recognizable with his handlebar mustache and usually found at the pole vault working all levels of meets. MIT alum vaulter Nate Ball speaks for many in noting, "Competing, coaching or just watching, it's always been the best feeling to walk into a meet and see that Frank was officiating. He was a cornerstone of my experience as a vaulter in New England."