SEMO 1969 Hall Of Fame Track Team SEMO 1969 Hall Of Fame Track Team SEMO 1969 Hall Of Fame Track Team SEMO 1969 Hall Of Fame Track Team SEMO 1969 Hall Of Fame Track Team SEMO 1969 Hall Of Fame Track Team SEMO 1969 Hall Of Fame Track Team
SEMO 1969 Hall Of Fame Track Team SEMO 1969 Hall Of Fame Track Team SEMO 1969 Hall Of Fame Track Team SEMO 1969 Hall Of Fame Track Team SEMO 1969 Hall Of Fame Track Team SEMO 1969 Hall Of Fame Track Team

 


Bill Wirtz and Jim Stoverink (Lenny Corso and Larry Schloss in background) running in cross country practice circa 1967.
This is in Capaha Park on Perryville Road side (west) all of us ran down this hill at least once in our lives.

Marty McIntire - Eastern Illinois, Bill Wirtz & Rick Barker - SEMO, & Jim Crawford, Harding College are shown in a CC meet at Capaha in the Fall of 1968.

 

 

 

 

If you have OLD pictures of the 1969 era Cross Country team and their adventures at SEMO, please send them to me. If you have any of these "GOLDEN OLDIES" please call or email me and I will tell you the best way to get them online.

Email your pictures and comments to
Terry Hopkins at alohaterry@tampabay.rr.com

or

Dave Lehmann
at drl2916@charter.net

 

Results of the 1964 Conference Meet

Results of the 1965 Conference Meet. Conference Champs!

Results of the 1966 Conference Meet Conference Champs!

Results of the 1967 Conference Meet Conference Champs!

Results of the 1968 Conference Meet !

Results of the 1969 Conference Meet !

Double Click on results to see these in LARGE print

 

 

All right, we all know that the Cross country team and the Track Team are two separate and distinct entities We all know that each one of us, except maybe the footballers and weight men had to run a least one day in Cross Country. We all did it, some of us loved it and some of hated it. Cross Country was a big part of the success of the 1969 team and most of all of us had some part in Cross Country...so we should, and will recognize those that were involved in Cross Country in this era. The Cross Country team won the MIAA in the fall of 1965, 1966 and 1967, so we did have good teams in this era.

Mike Ervin ( Merv, shown above running a Mile Relay Race) sent these meet results from the Heartland Marathon ran in Columbia, Mo in the 1960's and look at all the guys from SEMO that ran and placed high in these events!

1966 Heart of America Marathon

1967 Heart of America Marathon

1968 Heart of America Marathon


1965 MIAA Cross Country Champions / Results please click here!

Row 1 L-R: Merrill Lewis, Gary Bond, Larry Schloss, Lenny Corso, Jim Stoverink, Rich Behring.
Row 2 L-R: Coach Bud Reiselt, Rick Barker, Bill Becker, Bill Wirtz.
Not pictured: Clyde Miner, Bucky Benthall, Greg Gassmann, and Pete Manissi


1965 MIAA Cross Country Champions ( from the Arrow)

Row 1 L-R: Gary Bond, Pete Manissi, Merrill Lewis, Lenny Corso, Larry Schloss, Jim Stoverink.

Row 2 L-R: Rick Barker, Bucky Benthall, Rich Behring, Clyde Miner, Greg Gassmann, Bill Becker, Coach Bud Reiselt.

Not pictured: Bill Wirtz

 

1966 MIAA Cross Country Champions / Results please click here!
Row 1 L-R: Jim Stoverink, Bill Wirtz, Bill Becker, Lenny Corso.
Row 2 L-R: Larry Schloss, Gary Bond, Coach Cliff Winters.
Not pictured: Rick Barker. Mike Ervin, Terry Hopkins, Glen Carroll, Keith Kelly.

1966 MIAA Cross Country Champions ( from the Arrow)
Row 1 L-R: Bill Becker, Bill Wirtz, Jim Stoverink, Larry Schloss.

Row 2 L-R: Coach Cliff Winters, Gary Bond, Rick Barker, Lenny Corso.

 


1967 MIAA Cross Country Champions
/ Results please click here!
Row 1 L-R: Bill Becker, Fred Springer, Rick Barker, Bill Wirtz.

Row 2 L-R: Gary Bond, Jim Stoverink, Glen Carroll, Coach Cliff Winters.

 

1967 MIAA Cross Country Champions (From the Arrow copy)

Row 1 L-R: Bob Miller, Gary Bond, Jim Stoverink, Louis Naeger.

Row 2 L-R: Coach Cliff Winters, Fred Springer, Bill Wirtz, Bill Becker.

1967 Team members: Bill Wirtz, Jim Stoverink, Rick Barker, Bill Becker, Gary Bond,
Fred Springer, Keith Johnson, Glen Carroll, Louis Naeger, Terry Hopkins, Mike Ervin,
John Dishon, Ed Thompson, Bill Lee, Bill Outman, Bob Miller, Don Dascher.

Coach Cliff Winters and Graduate Assistant Larry Schloss

 

1968 MIAA Cross Country - 3rd place
Kneeling L-R: Glen Carroll, Louis Naeger, John Dishon, Gary Bond, Rick Barker.
Standing L-R: Coach Larry Schloss, Bill Wirtz, Van Riehl, Steve Parker, Rich Behring, Fred Springer.

Not Pictured Bob Wissore, Terry Hopkins, Mike Ervin

1964 MIAA Cross Country - 2nd place

Row 1 - Jim Stoverink, Larry Schloss, Tom McCracken, Bill Becker.
Row 2 - Darrell Lewis, Len Corso, Clyde Miner, Roger Parker.

Gary Bond & Bill Wirtz pictured in the August 1968 edition of Prom magazine. 

 

3 mile preseason run at Capaha Park in Cape Girardeau, August 1968

Row 1 L-R: Steve Parker, Ted Berger, Louie Naeger, Rick Barker, John Dishon.

Row 2 L-R: Bill Becker, Jim Stange, Mike Ervin, Bill Wirtz, Jim Stoverink.

November 1968 Alton River Road Run

Row 1 L-R: John Dishon, Louie Naeger, Mike Ervin, Rick Barker.

Row 2 L-R: Van Riehl, Jim Stoverink, Fred Springer, Bill Wirtz, Clark Wille, Marty Corcoran, Steve Parker.

Columbia Hickman HS after a 30K run (75 laps on the track) July 1967

John Dishon, Bill Wirtz, Rick Barker.

From the Capha Arrow Oct 16, 1964

 

From the Capha Arrow Oct 22, 1965

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