The Indiana Affiliation of Observe and Cross Nation Coaches will induct their 2023 class at 1 p.m. June 24, 2023, with a free reception on the Indiana Observe and Subject Corridor of Fame Museum (5353 East Margaret Drive, exit 11B off I-70), adopted by the official induction and dinner ($35) at Idle Creek Golf Course Banquet Services, 5353 Ryanne Marie Lane, Terre Haute, Indiana 47802.

Feminine Inductees

Abby Farley – Park Tudor Excessive College

Abby was a three-time IHSAA State champion 800 meter, together with 2 state data, in 2010 at 2:09.50 and bettered it in 2011 at 2:08.91. She was an All-State 4×400 relay member in 2011. Farley positioned third within the 2011 New Steadiness Nationals. She attended Duke College and earned All-East out of doors and All-ACC honors on the 4×400 relay and DMR respectively. Farley’s collegiate 800 P.R. was 2:06.02

Bethany and Brittany Neeley – Japanese Greentown Excessive College

Bethany was a two-time 1600 meter IHSAA Champion in 2012 4:53.95 and in 2013 4:53.37. Neeley was a member of the present All-Time Greatest 4×800 relay. She was chosen Miss Indiana Observe & Subject Athlete of the 12 months, IHSAA Observe & Subject Psychological Angle Award, member of the Pan American Junior Workforce, 2012 All State Cross Nation honoree, and a 7-time IHSAA medalist. Attended Indiana College and completed her racing profession at North Carolina State College.

Brittany held the All-Time Greatest 800 meter file for six years (2:06.68) and is at the moment third greatest all-time. She is seventeenth on the 1600 meter All-Time Greatest checklist at 4:50.18 in 2013, and a member of the present All-Time Greatest 800 relay. She was the IHSAA basketball recipient of the IHSAA Psychological Angle Award, IHSAA state 800 meter champ, and an alternate member of the Pan American Junior Workforce. She attended Indiana College and completed her racing profession at Indiana State College.

Male Inductees

Jordan Fife – Seymour

Fife was a 2-time state qualifier in cross nation and monitor (3200). All-State in cross nation in 2001, set file at Indiana State in 1500 meters, mile, steeplechase, and 5000 meters. 12- time All-Convention within the MVC, NCAA All-American within the steeplechase, nonetheless holds ISU steeplechase file. All-American in NCAA steeplechase in 2006, and 2007, Fife was an 8 time USA Championships Qualifier. Competed in 2 Olympic Trials (2008 & 2012) and a pair of USA Indoor Championships. He was the fourth Indiana native to run a sub 4:00 mile.

Chris Giesting – Batesville Excessive College

Giesting completed his highschool profession with a 400 meter IHSAA Championship in 2011 (47.33), after operating third in 2010. He attended Notre Dame and together with Patrick Feeney, New Palestine, they rewrote the ND file e book. He held the ND file indoor 400 meter 45.74 and out of doors 400 meter 45.53. He was a 7-time NCAA All-American and 2016 Olympic Trials qualifier.


David Woods – Former Indianapolis Star Sportswriter

Woods wrote about Olympic sports activities within the Indianapolis Star from 1994 – 2022 and is now a contract monitor author. In 1996, he started overlaying the summer season Olympics in individual. Woods is the one 4-time winner of the Observe and Subject Writers of America’s Jesse Abramson Award for journalism. He has greater than 30 nationwide and state writing awards and belongs to the Indiana Sportswriters and Sportscasters Affiliation Corridor of Fame.


Mark Harsha – Portage Excessive College

Coach Harsha had been teaching for 29 years. He spent his first 4 years at Rensselaer Central Excessive College below the steering of Indiana Corridor of Fame coach Gene Edmonds and Invoice Zimmer. The remaining years have been at Portage Excessive College. Harsha has been the throwing occasions coach for twenty-four of his 29 years. Throughout that point, he has coached 37 state finalists, two Nationwide Excessive College Shot Put Champions, 7 IHSAA State champions, and three All-People, one IHSAA State runner-up and 16 IHSAA State medalists. Certainly one of his former athletes (Tori Bliss) holds the state meet file within the ladies’s shot. Bliss was ranked primary within the nation in her senior 12 months within the shot. He additionally served as an govt with the Nationwide Throwing Coaches Affiliation since 2004. Harsha served on the Midwest All-Star workers for 3 years. His sturdy perception in schooling has led him to prepare a number of clinics and camps for athletes and coaches.

Thom Smith – New Prairie Excessive College

Smith ladies’ cross nation staff have had IHSAA State Champion Carol Grey 1984 and 1985, 1985 third, and 1983 4th. His staff had 3 prime 10 finishes 2000 sixth, 2001 sixth, and 2002 tenth. He has 22 different particular person IHSAA State qualifiers, 4 IHSAA Sectional Champions, 10 All-State athletes, 20 Northern State Convention titles in 33 years of teaching with a daily season meet file of 324 wins and 111 loses. Smith was the primary Mid-East Indiana All Star Cross Nation coach in 1987. The New Prairie Cross County course is called for his management within the New Prairie Invitational Cross Nation Meet. He ran at North Manchester Excessive College below the teaching of Corridor of Famer Dick Miller, inserting fifteenth in 1972 cross nation.


2013 4×800 Relay Japanese Greentown Excessive College

Brittany Neeley, Bethany Neeley, Jessica Sprinkles, and Sarah Wagner made up the Japanese Excessive College 4×800 Meter Relay that in 2013 broke the Chesterton Excessive College 2006 file of 9:03.77 by 10.03 seconds. Their file is the present State All-Time Greatest, West Lafayette’s 2015 time of 8:58.72 has been their closed challenger.


Roy Conrad – Darlington

Conrad was the 1907 IHSAA broad leap champion (21’4.2”) with a file. He attended Earlham Faculty and have become their most distinguished athlete in monitor and area and basketball till 1954 setting six data, together with 4 that lasted for 43 years; broad leap (22’10”), 220 (21.4), 100 (9.8), and 4×440 relay (3:25.4 his break up 48.0). After school, Conrad grew to become the Assistant Director on the Moline, Illinois YMCA earlier than leaving to develop into the basketball coach at Augustana Faculty for his whole profession.

James Harper – Hammond

Harper was a 2- time IHSAA State Champion within the excessive leap. His 1949 leap of 6’2.625” was second on the State All-Time Greatest, solely bettered by Corridor of Famer Jerry Gracin of Gary Froebel in 1933. Harper attended Indiana College and in 1951 was the Massive Ten indoor and out of doors champion. He taught for over 40 years within the Chicago College System.


Ed Glover – Crown Level

Glover by no means had the chance to take part within the IHSAA State Championships, however attended Purdue College and in 1905, he was the Western (Massive Ten) Convention and AAU champion. He coached the IHSAA 1905 pole vault champion Luther Rudolph. He was third within the 1906 Athens Olympics (since renamed). He grew to become the coach at Crown Level Excessive College (all sports activities) after which an lawyer. This led him into politics as Mayor of Crown Level.

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