Jan. 18—The Indiana Organization of Track and also Cross Nation Coaches will certainly induct their 2023 course at 1 p.m. June 24, 2023, with a complimentary function at the Indiana Track and also Area Hall of Popularity Gallery (5353 East Margaret Drive, departure 11B off I-70), complied with by the main induction and also supper ($35) at Idle Creek Golf Links Reception Facilities, 5353 Ryanne Marie Lane, Terre Haute, Indiana 47802.

Abby Farley — Park Tudor Senior High School

Abby was a three-time IHSAA State champ 800 meter, consisting of 2 state documents, in 2010 at 2:09.50 and also improved it in 2011 at 2:08.91. She was an All-State 4×400 relay participant in 2011. Farley positioned 3rd in the 2011 New Equilibrium Nationals. She went to Battle each other College and also made All-East exterior and also All-ACC honors on the 4×400 relay and also DMR specifically. Farley’s college 800 P.R. was 2:06.02

Bethany and also Brittany Neeley — Eastern Greentown Senior High School

Bethany was a two-time 1600 meter IHSAA Champ in 2012 4:53.95 and also in 2013 4:53.37. Neeley belonged to the existing All-Time Finest 4×800 relay. She was picked Miss Indiana Track & Area Professional Athlete of the Year, IHSAA Track & Area Attitude Honor, participant of the Frying pan American Junior Group, 2012 All State Cross Nation guest of honor, and also a 7-time IHSAA champion. Participated In Indiana College and also completed her auto racing job at North Carolina State College.

Brittany held the All-Time Finest 800 meter document for 6 years (2:06.68) and also is presently 3rd finest all-time. She is 17th on the 1600 meter All-Time Finest listing at 4:50.18 in 2013, and also a participant of the existing All-Time Finest 800 relay. She was the IHSAA basketball recipient of the IHSAA Attitude Honor, IHSAA state 800 meter champ, and also an alternating participant of the Frying pan American Junior Group. She went to Indiana College and also completed her auto racing job at Indiana State College.

Jordan Fife — Seymour

Fife was a 2-time state qualifier in cross nation and also track (3200). All-State in cross nation in 2001, established document at Indiana State in 1500 meters, mile, steeplechase, and also 5000 meters. 12- time All-Conference in the MVC, NCAA All-American in the steeplechase, still holds ISU steeplechase document. All-American in NCAA steeplechase in 2006, and also 2007, Fife was an 8 time United States Championships Qualifier. Contended in 2 Olympic Tests (2008 & 2012) and also 2 United States Indoor Championships. He was the 4th Indiana belonging to run a below 4:00 mile.

Chris Giesting — Batesville Senior High School

Giesting completed his senior high school job with a 400 meter IHSAA Champion in 2011 (47.33), after running 3rd in 2010. He went to Notre Dame and also in addition to Patrick Feeney, New Palestine, they revised the ND document publication. He held the ND document interior 400 meter 45.74 and also exterior 400 meter 45.53. He was a 7-time NCAA All-American and also 2016 Olympic Tests qualifier.

David Woods — Previous Indianapolis Celebrity Sportswriter

Woods discussed Olympic sporting activities in the Indianapolis Celebrity from 1994 — 2022 and also is currently a freelance track author. In 1996, he started covering the summer season Olympics face to face. Woods is the only 4-time champion of the Track and also Area Writers of America’s Jesse Abramson Honor for journalism. He has greater than 30 nationwide and also state writing honors and also comes from the Indiana Sportswriters and also Sportscasters Organization Hall of Popularity.

Mark Harsha — Portage Senior High School

Train Harsha had actually been mentoring for 29 years. He invested his very first 4 years at Rensselaer Central Senior High School under the assistance of Indiana Hall of Popularity instructor Genetics Edmonds and also Expense Zimmer. The staying years went to Portage Senior High School. Harsha has actually been the tossing occasions instructor for 24 of his 29 years. Throughout that time, he has actually trained 37 state finalists, 2 National Secondary school Shot Placed Champions, 7 IHSAA State champs, and also 3 All-Americans, one IHSAA State runner-up and also 16 IHSAA State champions. Among his previous professional athletes (Tori Happiness) holds the state satisfy document in the females’s shot. Happiness was placed leading in the country in her elderly year in the shot. He additionally acted as an exec with the National Throwing Coaches Organization considering that 2004. Harsha offered on the Midwest All-Star personnel for 3 years. His solid idea in education and learning has actually led him to arrange numerous centers and also camps for professional athletes and also trainers.

Thom Smith — New Meadow Senior High School

Smith ladies’ cross nation group have actually had IHSAA State Champ Carol Gray 1984 and also 1985, 1985 third, and also 1983 fourth. His group had 3 leading 10 surfaces 2000 sixth, 2001 sixth, and also 2002 10th. He has 22 various other specific IHSAA State qualifiers, 4 IHSAA Sectional Champions, 10 All-State professional athletes, 20 Northern State Seminar titles in 33 years of mentoring with a normal period satisfy document of 324 victories and also 111 sheds. Smith was the very first Mid-East Indiana All Celebrity Cross Nation instructor in 1987. The New Savanna Cross Area training course is called for his management in the New Meadow Invitational Cross Nation Meet. He went for North Manchester Senior High School under the mentoring of Hall of Famer Cock Miller, putting 15th in 1972 cross nation.

2013 4×800 Relay Eastern Greentown Senior High School

Brittany Neeley, Bethany Neeley, Jessica Sprinkles, and also Sarah Wagner composed the Eastern Senior High School 4×800 Meter Relay that in 2013 damaged the Chesterton Secondary school 2006 document of 9:03.77 by 10.03 secs. Their document is the existing State All-Time Finest, West Lafayette’s 2015 time of 8:58.72 has actually been their shut opposition.

Roy Conrad — Darlington

Conrad was the 1907 IHSAA long jump champ (21’4.2″) with a document. He went to Earlham University and also became their most notable professional athlete in track and also area and also basketball till 1954 establishing 6 documents, consisting of 4 that lasted for 43 years; long jump (22’10”), 220 (21.4), 100 (9.8), and also 4×440 relay (3:25.4 his split 48.0). After university, Conrad ended up being the Aide Supervisor at the Moline, Illinois YMCA prior to entrusting to end up being the basketball instructor at Augustana University for his whole job.

James Harper — Hammond

Harper was a 2- time IHSAA State Champ in the high dive. His 1949 dive of 6’2.625″ was 2nd on the State All-Time Finest, just improved by Hall of Famer Jerry Gracin of Gary Froebel in 1933. Harper went to Indiana College and also in 1951 was the Large 10 interior and also exterior champ. He showed for over 40 years in the Chicago College System.

Olympian Ed Glover — Crown Factor

Glover never ever had the possibility to take part in the IHSAA State Championships, yet went to Purdue College and also in 1905, he was the Western (Large 10) Seminar and also AAU champ. He trained the IHSAA 1905 post safe champ Luther Rudolph. He was 3rd in the 1906 Athens Olympics (considering that relabelled). He ended up being the instructor at Crown Factor Senior High School (all sporting activities) and after that a lawyer. This led him right into national politics as Mayor of Crown Factor.

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