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The History of Emporia State University Track & Field: A Legendary Tradition

The History of Emporia State University Track & Field: A Legendary Tradition

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The history of track and field and cross country at Emporia State University is a rich and colorful one. Athletes from Emporia State University have set national and world records, won national championships and attained numerous All-American honors. ESU athletes have participated in the Olympic Games and one emerged as an Olympic champion. The coaches at ESU have also been honored with inductions into National Track and Field Halls of Fame and have helped coached United States Olympic and international teams. Emporia State University has established a legendary tradition of team and individual excellence. ESU's legendary program began in 1902 and with the exception of two years during WWII has continued for over 110 years. ESU has won one national track and field championship, winning the 1964 NAIA National Outdoor Track and Field Championship, to go along with five national cross country titles. ESU has had an amazing eight different athletes set World Records plus a distance medley relay team that set a World Record John Kuck, a Hornet in the 1920s, won the gold medal in the shot put at the 1928 Olympic Games. Archie San Romani competed in the 1936 Olympic Games while still competing for Emporia State and finished fourth. After his career at Emporia State, Allan Feuerbach had 4th and 5th place finishes in the 1972 and 1976 Olympics. The ESU men have won an outstanding 39 individual national championships. Kathy Devine set collegiate and American records in the shot put throwing for the Lady Hornets. The ESU women have won an amazing 21 national championships.

Author: Steve Hawkins, Mark Stanbrough
Publisher: Roho Publishing
Published: 03/16/2016
Pages: 222
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 1.16lbs
Size: 11.02h x 8.50w x 0.47d
ISBN: 9780989433860

About the Author
Dr. Mark Stanbrough ran cross country and track and field for the Emporia State Hornets from 1974-1977 and was the head track and field and cross country coach at Emporia State from 1984-1992. Dr. Stanbrough is a professor in the Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation at Emporia State University in Kansas. He teaches graduate and undergraduate exercise physiology and sports psychology classes and is the director of Coaching Education. The Coaching Education program at Emporia State is currently one of only 10 universities in the United State to be accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Coaching Education. He was a co-founder of the online physical education graduate program, the first in United States to go completely online. He received his Ph.D. in exercise physiology from the University of Oregon, and undergraduate and master's degrees from Emporia State in physical education. He has served as department chair and has served on the National Association for Sport and Physical Education National Sport Steering Committee and is a past member of the board of directors for the National Council for the Accreditation of Coaching Education. Mark has over 30 years of coaching experience at the collegiate, high school, middle school and club level. He has also coached at Emporia High School and Glasco High School in Kansas. He is a member of the Emporia State University Athletic Hall of Honor and the Health, Physical Education, Recreation Hall of Honor and has won numerous coach-of-the-year awards at the high school and collegiate levels.

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