Ramstein grad Vermeire continues cross-country path at Oklahoma

Former multiple-sport Ramstein standout Alexis Vermeire is running cross country for her home-state Oklahoma Sooners.

Vermeire, who starred at Guam High in the Pacific before transferring to Ramstein for her final two high school seasons, placed third at the European championship cross country race last October with a time of 20 minutes, 57 seconds. She also earned All-Europe soccer honors in the spring.

A native of Bartlesville, Okla., Vermeire is one of 13 freshman girls on the Sooners roster. Oklahoma’s season started in August; the Big 12 Conference championships are set for Nov. 2.

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Gregory Broome is an experienced and accomplished community sports journalist. Officially a native of Iowa, Broome grew up a Department of Defense dependent at sites all over the United States and Germany.

He finally settled in Florida, earning a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Central Florida.

Broome began his journalism career in in 2004 as a sports writer for the Ocala Star-Banner in Ocala, Fla., covering high school, college and community sports and earning recognition for his work from the Florida Press Club. In 2009 Broome was named the first sports information director at College of Central Florida, an NJCAA member school, where he launched the program's website and social media pages and revamped its promotional and game-day operations.

Broome joined Stars and Stripes in October of 2012.



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Stars and Stripes reporter Gregory Broome talks about the Europe sports scene on AFN Radio. (Click on right arrow to play file)


Mar. 20: Winter sports season comes to an end, with most spring teams still thawing out after a light opening weekend.