It happened 34 years ago, but George Buckheit will never forget that day in gym class at Albertus Magnus High School in the spring of 1973. How could he? In just a few seconds' time, one man changed the course of his life. His name was Dick Weis. "We had just finished playing basketball and were running laps around the gym," Buckheit said. "Coach Weis was going to be teaching next period's gym class, and he saw me and grabbed me by the arm. He said, 'Buckheit, you're coming out for my track.' " Buckheit, who went on to help Albertus win the state cross country meet in 1974, became an all-American at Bucknell at both the 3-mile and 10-kilometer distances. He now works in a running store and coaches a variety of track and field programs in Reston, Va.