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Topic:  Calkins out as track and cross country coach
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UpSan Bobcat
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  Message Not Read  Calkins out as track and cross country coach
   Posted: 6/2/2021 5:37:54 PM 
https://www.ohiobobcats.com/sports/wtrack/2020-21/release...

He was head coach for 18 years.
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Jeff McKinney
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  Message Not Read  RE: Calkins out as track and cross country coach
   Posted: 6/2/2021 6:13:07 PM 
More future endeavoring.
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stub
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  Message Not Read  RE: Calkins out as track and cross country coach
   Posted: 6/3/2021 5:56:18 PM 
Some of you know OHIO has a rich history in men’s and women’s track and field, and in cross country, with two 2 great coaches.

Coach Stan Huntsman had a successful career for 14 years, then moved on to win national championships in his 25 year career at Tennessee and then Texas.

Then Elmore ‘Mo’ Banton, the first Bobcat to win an NCAA national championship, later coached for 23 yrs. He coached ‘Mo’s Girls’ to what I believe is the longest MAC winning streak for any OHIO sport, seven MAC consecutive championships.

OHIO also has 2 Olympians, Les Carney, a silver medalist in the 200 meters in 1960, and Rick Dowswell, with the javelin, 1972.

And OHIO has 6 NCAA champions, including Alfred Ogunfeyimi, winning the NCAA indoor long jump championship without having an indoor facility!


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BillyTheCat
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  Message Not Read  RE: Calkins out as track and cross country coach
   Posted: 6/4/2021 12:23:46 PM 
You do realize all of those were basically 50+ years ago. What have you done lately and what do you have to work with compared to your competition.
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  Message Not Read  RE: Calkins out as track and cross country coach
   Posted: 7/6/2021 1:09:47 PM 
I was fortunate to have come here when track and field still showed signs of its rich history.

In the late 70's, in front of a huge crowd at Peden Stadium, I got to see 2 time olympic gold medalist (400 hurdles) Edwin Moses who came here to challenge Ohio's All American Bruce Greene in Greene's specialty, the 120 hurdles. Moses won at the wire.

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  Message Not Read  RE: Calkins out as track and cross country coach
   Posted: 7/6/2021 3:29:46 PM 
I assume that Dave Wottle ran at Peden too. Does anyone know for sure?
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Bobcatbob
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  Message Not Read  RE: Calkins out as track and cross country coach
   Posted: 7/14/2021 1:12:07 PM 
CatsUp wrote:
I assume that Dave Wottle ran at Peden too. Does anyone know for sure?


Whottle reference! Olympic champ in a golf hat. Imagine what 2021 Nike could have done with that.
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  Message Not Read  RE: Calkins out as track and cross country coach
   Posted: 11/19/2021 9:52:56 PM 
CatsUp wrote:
I assume that Dave Wottle ran at Peden too. Does anyone know for sure?



If Wottle was here the great Sid Sink had to have been as well.
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  Message Not Read  RE: Calkins out as track and cross country coach
   Posted: 11/24/2021 12:10:24 PM 
longtiimelurker wrote:
CatsUp wrote:
I assume that Dave Wottle ran at Peden too. Does anyone know for sure?



If Wottle was here the great Sid Sink had to have been as well.


Waddle yes. Don't know about Sink.


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