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They enjoy running together in their free time with the dog, Prefontaine. Bob coached at Garnavillo from towhere his Cross Country teams won three State Championships, once State runners-up and four third place finishes.
His teams have been very successful. His teams have won five State Titles, and finished Runners-up twice. Robert has coached three Drake Relays Champions, eighteen State individual and relay Champions and seventy District individual and relay Champions. Bob is married to Cheren and they have no children. His children are his children each spring and fall season.
He is an avid Skydiver — having made over jumps since starting in Then it was off to the Army and a 2 year stint in Viet Nam. Chuck, who was destined to be a leader, was honored with 2 Purple Hearts for his service in Viet Nam. In and around earning degrees and fighting for our freedom, Chuck worked as an upper Elementary teacher, teaching Social Studies, Science and P. He spent a few years as an Elementary Principal then finished his career in Education spending the last 13 years as a Superintendent.
Chuck loves to work with and around kids. Chuck works predominantly in Central and East Central Iowa. He was a starter at Boys District track meets from In he began working at the State meet as a volunteer Umpire.
Since he has been one of the starters at our state track meet. Chuck has been an active member of the IATO for 11 years and was the organizations President in In he was appointed to the Boys Association Officials Advisory Committee and remains an active member of that group. Chuck has been honored over the years for his dedication and a job well done. In the Boys Association honored him for 35 years of service as an official. Also inhe was selected as the Boys state official of the year.
Chuck is married to Linda. Kevin Little Attended Ankeny high School graduating in He was a late develpoer, not finding success until his seanior year. He was a two time State Champion in the in meet record time of: He also won the title as a Senior. It was during Kevins Freshman year at Drake that Coach Bob Ehrhart realized he had something a more than just another sprinter.
Winning the in: Why was I gifted with this talent? Locke earned 16 varsity letters for the Mustangs and was an all conference pitcher in baseball, all state in basketball, was selected to play in the Shrine Bowl and won 5 state championships in track and field.
These performances were the best of all classes at the state meet that year. Locke won the shot put at the Drake Relays. These young men all threw the shot over 60 feet that day, marking the first and only time 3 Iowa high school shot putters threw over 60 feet in the same competition. After graduating from Davis County, Chuck went on to compete at Iowa State for 2 seasons, earning All Big 8 honors, both indoors and out.
He would go on to transfer to the University of Tennessee where he had his greatest success as a collegian. He still holds the Tennessee shot put record with his collegiate PR of Chuck graduated with honors and a degree in Business Administration from Tennessee in He won the Pritchett Award, given to the most dedicated track and field team member and was also awarded for having the highest GPA on the team.
Chuck Locke is currently the Sr. He has coached 3 Tennessee state champions in the shot put and numerous other state place winners. Chuck and Kim, his wife of 31 years have 2 sons. Dave Long A group of track coaches got together in to discuss the possibility of creating an Iowa track coaches association.
Dave Long coached high school track and cross country in Iowa for 22 years. His career began in at Sheffield. He moved on to Clear Lake in and then spent through at Mason City. It was at Mason City that Dave took his coaching abilities to the next level. His Cross Country teams produced 4 state cross country team titles, along with 5 individual crowns. In track and field he coached over 30 individuals or relay teams to state meet gold.
Among the standouts he mentored were fellow Hall of Famers Scott Crowell a state champion and record holder in the discus who went on to be an NCAA champion at Iowa State and Mark Johnson who won 4 state Cross Country titles along with setting the 2 mile run record at the Drake Relays. Dave was selected as state track and field coach of the year by his peers, was a member of the Drake Relays High School jury for 6 years and served for 16 years on the Track and Field Advisory Board. When he decided it was time hang up the stop watch, Dave knew he wanted to continue his career in education.
A career that has spanned 47 years to date. Dave left Mason City to become a high school superintendent in California. He held the position of a District Superintendent for 10 years, and then was the Riverside County Superintendent for 9 years.
He once was selected by the California Department of Education as Superintendent of the year. His next stop was as California Secretary of Education where he served under Governor Schwarzenegger for 2 years. Although his career as a superintendent and Secretary of Education has ended, Dave is still involved in education as he now owns and facilitates his own educational consulting firm in Sacramento.
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Although he has been transplanted to the West Coast, he will forever be an Iowa Boy at heart. Fran Long Not all outstanding athletes make outstanding coaches or officials when their days of competing are over.
Fran Long, is one who is an exception to the rule. While at Irwin High School Fran qualified to the state track meet in 11 events, was a three time state champion and set the Class C meet record for the chute start yard dash, running After high school, Fran took his talents to Iowa State where he became an all Big 8 performer, an NCAA qualifier, a team captain and a school record holder in the He coached track at Fort Dodge until He has officiated football, basketball and track for over 40 years and has kept especially close to track and field working as a starter and referee for over 37 years.
In his officiating career Fran has started over 25 state qualifying meets and 10 state championship meets and works over 45 track and field and cross country meets per year. His long list of achievements include: John also started officiating volleyball in He has officiated at 3 State Volleyball Tournaments.
Moreover, John has actively recruited new officials in football, basketball, and track. He was one of the founding individuals of the Iowa Association of Track Officials. John earned many awards, here a just a few of them: John also officiated at many collegiate meets, including meets at: Olympics John was an umpire and a clerk at the Drake Relays since John passed away on March 28,the day after working 3 days at the Dickenson Relays doing what he loved to do, officiating track and working with the athletes.
Accepting for John is his son Gerald.
Mike Mahon Mike Mahon has an extensive background in track and field on all levels. It is not only for his national and worldwide accomplishments that we honor him today, but also for the love and compassion he has for our great sports of track and cross country and the Iowans who compete in them.
At his alma mater is where it all started. He spent 22 years as the sports information director at Drake University before retiring in December of Mahon had extensive involvement in the Drake Relays, serving as media coordinator and was chairman of the Drake Relays executive committee.
Mike Mahon has been involved in numerous amateur, international and Olympic events. Olympic Festivals in track and field. He participated in football, baseball and was a three-time state meet qualifier in track and field. Ron taught and coached at West Liberty High School for 31 years. He was the Head Boys track and field coach for all his 31 years there, winning 10 Eastern Iowa Hawkeye Conference team titles. During his time as head coach the Comets won 8 individual state meet titles and had many Drake Relays place winners.
Although technically retired, Ron is still coaching. He has coached Junior High football for 45 years and Junior High basketball for Upon retiring from teaching inRon became very active in the IATO and started officiating both track and field and cross country.
Ron has officiated many meets at all levels, including the Iowa high school state championships, Division 1, 2 and 3 college championships. They have two sons. He graduated in from Corning High School. Here are some of his high school accomplishments. LeRoy won eight state individual titles in his high school career.
His team won three straight championships from to He won his first individual title in in the high jump. In he won four individual titles in the long jump, high jump, yard high hurdles, and yard low hurdles. Inhe repeated as the individual champion in both hurdle races and the long jump.
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LeRoy scored 88 points over his four year career which was one of the best ever in Iowa High School history. He participated in other events during the regular season and helped set meet and school records in theand mile relay.
LeRoy opted to work on the family farm after high school. He came from a very close knit family and went to work in the family business. In he married Debbie Johannes. They have raised three children. LeRoy has helped coach his children in basketball, volleyball, and track. He has enjoyed watching them achieve their goals, and knowing he has helped them along the way. Coached Football for 18 years with a record of wins, 38 loses, and 8 ties. Two of the seasons were undefeated. Received the Bernie Saggau Award of Merit.
Chuck is married to wife, Vi, and they have two grown children, daughter, Kris and son, Andy. Larry McHone He was raised on a dairy and row crop farm near Durant, graduating from high school in with thoughts of moving back to Cedar County and taking over the operation. Although he never made it back home to take over the daily milking and farming of the home place after graduating from Iowa State inLarry McHone did have a very successful career in Agriculture.
It was this graduate work that led him to start his own company: His company was located in Gilbert and specialized in popcorn seed. Larry owned the company for 37 years. When he married Marty, his bride of 29 years, she joined him as a partner in the business. Larry has traveled the United States and several foreign countries to judge Dairy Cattle; to help others grow seed corn or to officiate track and field competition.
He was a high school football official for 39 years including 3 state championship games. He has been involved with the Iowa Games since its inception.
Veterans Mary Orders and Rachel Johnson also ran Of course, in cross country, you are only as good as your 5th runner, something that Campo has in senior Haley Shipway who ran The number 7 runner for most of last season, Ellen Hann, also had a solid track campaign clocking 5: If those three can continue to improve and close down the gap on the scoring pack, the Cougars will be lethal come championship season.
The Knights return their entire varsity team from last season and will look to build upon last year's DFAL championship and 6th place finish at state. Sophomore Chloe Hansel followed up a top 20 finish at last years state championships with an explosive track season, running a 5: Out of the 4, Clare Orton Closing down the pack margin will be critical to Las Lomas improving upon their past performances because despite having one of the better front runners in the section, the low points Chloe Hansel could potentially score would be negated if the number 4 and 5 scorers get caught too far back in the pack.
As for now, the Knights looked primed and ready for another close battle with the rest of the DFAL as well as a return trip to Fresno. After narrowly missing a state meet berth the past two seasons, look for the Dragons to at long last punch their ticket to Fresno this season.
Led by individual state qualifiers Emily Fiberling Both also excelled in track as Cooke improved to a Behind them appears to be Meredith Nix, a 5: Senior Miranda Dos Santos also dipped under the 5: The big issue will be translating these track times over to the longer and more rugged cross country courses. The x factor for O'Dowd could be middle distance standout Keisha May who ran 2: If she can be convinced to do XC and make the adjustment to the longer distance it could pay huge dividends for the Dragons.
As it stands now, look for O'Dowd to be the most improved team this season as they make a push to land a trip to the state meet and close down the gap on the front end teams in the division.