In 2018 we celebrate the 40 Year Anniversary of a Championship Track & Field Team! Forty years ago, our '78 team was undefeated in dual meets (9-0), won all three tri- and quad-meets (3-0), had a top-3 finish in the very deep 26-team Messiah Invitational, and then captured the NAIA District 31 Championships, before sending 21 qualifying athletes to the NCCAA National Championships at Cedarville, where we finished in the top-10 nationally and had five All-American performances.
Photo: First row [L to R]: Asst Coach Ray Edwards, Marc Barnes, Laverne Schmell ,Paul Mrkloff, Tim Beach, Dave Seifert, John Naeher, and Head Coach Evan Staley
Second row kneeling: Bill Schmitt, Ken Stombaugh, Dave Newton, Dave Ballard, Glen Henderson, Tim Bleeker, Aaron Marshall
3rd row: Team Manager Inez Ferguson, Dan Eisner, Dennis Beck, Mitch Paxton, Mark Dahl, Dave Wheelock, Bob Petri, Allan Lee, Wayne Blakeman, Roy Arnesen, Steve Dederick, Dave Dougherty, Jerry Lee, Tom Erickson, and Asst Coach Bob McClemans