Rich became connected to Heps more than 20 years ago while serving an internship at Ivy League headquarters. While his career has since taken him to an editorial level at TV Guide, his connection remains as he continues to annually serve as an official with the Penn Relays and a correspondent to Track & Field News. A former distance runner at Colgate University, Rich’s connection to the Penn Relays has grown deeper with the transformation of technology. Now he is a combination of live blogger, Tweeter, photographer and researcher as the three-day event occurs each April. He also usually handles a TF&N assignment while at Penn and just two years ago landed his first cover story, a feature on Sarah Bowman of the University of Tennessee.