Row 1, L-R: Jim Stange (manager), Al Holmes, Bob Wissore, Ed Bartley, Erick Hahn, Bruce Frankie, Walter Smallwood, Lester Williams, John Newberry, Louis Naeger, Terry Meatheany.
Row 2, L-R: Ron Jorgenson, Steve Parker, Wayne McClellan, Kerry Maxam, Mike Ervin, Dale Collins, Tim Rademaker, Dave Lehmann, Mike Johnson, Rick Barker, Terry Hopkins, Van Riehl, Fred Springer, Dawson Young.
Row 3, L-R: Emanuel Belland (graduate assistant), Rick Wadlington, Clarence Finley, Bill Wirtz, Don Pink, Art Miller, Glen Mehrhoff, John Miller, Marty Corcoran, Terry Coff, Clark Wille, Marvin Rosengarten (Coach).

Not pictured: Larry Briggs, Richard Sanders, Glenn Carroll, Rich Behring (Manager)

All of us were at one time together and we were all young and full of life. As the years passed we all went our separate ways and followed our own new dreams, made families, made new friends and moved thru life. Many of us grew apart, and in time lost the everyday contact with our brothers and friends. We never forgot the impact each of us had on each other, or the trials, the triumphs we all shared. We will not forget those who are no longer with us and honor their memories on this page. Those in Red are no longer with us in this world, but remain with us in spirit and our memories.

 

 

 

1969 1970 Dale Collins
Kennett High School, Kennett, MO 1968
Events: High Jump


BORN January 15, 1950

DIED August 21, 2023

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1968, 1969, 1970, 1971 Erick Hahn
Lutheran High School South in 1965
Events: Javelin

BORN June 16th, 1947

DIED  January 21, 2023

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1966, 1967, 1968, 1969 Terry Coff
Roosevelt High School in 1965
Events: Shot Put and Discus

BORN March 9, 1946

DIED May 1, 2022

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1965, 1966, 1967, 1968 John Nesler
Herrin, IL High School
Events: Javelin
Born: February 6, 1945
Died: September 7, 2021

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1964, 1965 Merrill Lewis
Cape Girardeau Central HS
Events: Cross Country, Distance Races in Track
Born: March 8, 1947
Died: April 25, 2021

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1968, 1969, 1970, 1971 Larry Briggs
Charleston HS
Events:Triple Jump, Long Jump, High Jump - Played Basketball for SEMO
Born: March 18, 1949
Died: July 29, 2020

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1968, 1969, 1970, 1971 - Fred Springer
Cape Girardeau Central HS
Events: Cross Country, 880, Mile and Relays
Born: April 21, 1949
Died: Thursday, March 19, 2020

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1965, 1966 - Rodger Parker
Francis Howell HS
Events: Cross Country (64), 880 (65, 66)
Born: July 9, 1946
Died: August 25, 2016

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1967 - Keith Johnson    
St. Clair HS    
Events: 880, Mile, Cross Country    
Born: July 19 1948,   
Died: December 27, 1967

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1968, 1969, 1970 - Don Pink    
Advance HS    
Events: Shot Put, Discus    
Born: Feb. 11, 1948
Died:   June 16, 1990           
(Competed for UM-Rolla in 1967)
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1967, 1968, 1969, 1970 - Ron Jorgenson    
STL Augustinian Academy    
Events: Shot Put, Discus    
Born: 1948    
Died: December 25, 2000

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1967, 1968 - Paul Hubbard    
Cape Central HS    
Events: 120 HH, Long Jump, Triple Jump    
Born: May 1, 1948    
Died: September 21, 2007

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1968 - Rick Kinlough      
Brentwood HS    
Event: Javelin    
Born: 1947    
Died: November 22, 2009

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1964, 1965, 1966, 1967 - Gene McClellan

Riverview Gardens HS 

Event: Javelin

Born: June 8, 1945
Died: November 15, 2010

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1968, 1969, 1970, 1971 - John Miller    
STL Beaumont HS    
Events: Long Jump, Triple Jump, High Jump    
Born: June 5, 1949    
Died: January 14, 2012

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1967 - John Merrick
Kelly HS
Event: Long Jump, Triple Jump
Born October 7, 1948   
Died May 21, 2012

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1963, 1965, 1966 & 1967 - Paul Ebaugh  
Cape Central High School    
Events: Discus  
Born: August 2nd, 1944  
Died: January 19th, 2016

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Friend of the Team- Red Williams

Born: May 22, 1932

Died: Feb. 6, 2006

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Friend of the Team- Ken Iman

Born: February 8, 1939

Died: Nov. 13, 2010

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Friend of the Team-Dr. Charles 'Ed' Williams

Born:1929

Died:Sunday, July 5, 2015

Dr. Charles 'Ed' Williams was a professor in the Earth Science Department at SEMO. He was a runner himself that took interest in the SEMO Track & Cross Country programs especially with the distance runners. He was in attendance at our home meets where he served as a helper at the finish line on many occasions.

 

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Coach of SEMO Track Joey Haines 1982-2008

Born:1947

Died: June 13, 2023

While he is most widely known for his notable success as a track and field coach for Southeast Missouri State University (SEMO), those close to him knew that the characteristics which he was most proudly defined by were his devotion to God, first and foremost, and a deep love for his wife, Jane, children, grandchildren and family (the definition of which extended to include all of his beloved athletes).
While the majority of Joey's professional career was spent at SEMO (from which he retired in 2008 after 26 years), he also coached at his alma mater, Lipscomb University, Austin Peay State University, and Franklin High School. A brief list of his accolades as a coach include being inducted into several Halls of Fame including the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Hall of Fame, the Ohio Valley Conference Hall of Fame, the Missouri Track and Field Coaches Hall of Fame, and the Drake Relays Hall of Fame. He also received the honor of Coach of the Year by numerous outlets that spanned his career.
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If you have have more information on any of our former team mates please let us know...
Email Terry Hopkins at alohaterry@tampabay.rr.com or Dave Lehmann at drl2916@charter.net

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