The Story of 10 Gold Medals And a Campaign to Name a New World-Class Track After its Star

It’s one of those weird “Only in New York” stories.

The trail that led James Guardino from the chaos of the holding cells in back of Brooklyn’s steamy NYPD central booking space in the 84th Pct., to eventually making a 36-minute documentary about Island running hero Bill Welsh.

The tale goes something like this:

Guardino, of the Dongan Hills Guardinos, was home from Cal-Berkley after earning post-graduate degree in journalism.

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Film about Bill Welsh by native son places second in Greenspan Award competition

“Dongan Hills native James Guardino was looking for gold, but he is quite happy to have won silver with his film documentary about Bill Welsh.

Guardino, a former track athlete and coach at both Monsignor Farrell and Wagner College, produced a 34-minute film about Welsh, the Sunnyside resident and legendary track and field coach and road-racing mainstay called “10 Gold Medals.””

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Native Staten Islander’s documentary about Bill Welsh is a finalist for the Bud Greenspan Award

“Dongan Hills native James Guardino produced a 34-minute documentary about Bill Welsh, the Sunnyside resident and legendary track and field coach and road-racing mainstay. He called it “10 Gold Medals.”

The documentary tells the story of the 85-year old track coach’s quest to win gold in 10 different events at the New Jersey State Masters track and field championships in 2014.”

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