Deana (Hagestrom) `90 and Jerry Fresenko `90
My husband, Jerry Fresenko and I both ran cross country at Malone. Our freshmen year we came to campus a week early for cross country camp with our team. I was an 18 year old naive freshman, away from home for the first time, just trying to meet new people. I wasn't feeling well so a senior on the boys team said he was house sitting and they had some medicine if I wanted to come get it with him. Of course I did (remember , naive freshman) and he was really nice about it. As we were walking back to campus we saw Jerry and he remarked, "oh man Fresenko's going to be mad." I said "why" and he said "oh nothing." Well it turns out Fresenko liked me. He asked me on a date the following weekend and we climbed the fence to cross route 62 to go to McKinley theatre. (Yes I realize this was frowned upon but I don't think we can still get in trouble for it, right?) He caught his knee on the fence and ripped his brand new white corduroy pants! We still had a nice time at the movie. We even had our first kiss in the barn. We have been married now for 30 years and have 3 wonderful children, Nick, Zach and Emily. Nick and Zach also graduated from Malone!