TODAY'S NEWS - QUICKIES THAT CHANGE OFTEN

"I WILL NOT FOLLOW WHERE THE PATH MAY LEAD, BUT I WILL GO WHERE THERE IS NO PATH, AND I WILL LEAVE A TRAIL." Muriel Strode -KHS65 class motto.
"The good old days....when we weren't good and we weren't old" Barbara Schwarz Moss 2010
SEE WWW.KHS65.COM FOR 169 PIX FROM OUR 45TH REUNION - CLICK THE SMALL PHOTO FOR LARGER VERSION. See lots of NEW grade school pix!
CHECK THE LABELS, GO TO KIRKWOOD HISTORY ARTICLES & CLICK THE POST ABOUT FRANCIS SCHEIDEGGER'S PIX FOR A GLIMPSE OF A PLACE I BET EVERYONE REMEMBERS - and much more!


MICK MARIETTA IS IN A NURSING HOME WHERE HE WILL REMAIN FOR THE REST OF HIS LIFE AFTER A STROKE. HE WOULD ENJOY PHONE CALLS FROM HIS CHILDHOOD FRIENDS TO CHEER HIM UP. His number is 573 885-4500, ask for Mick Marietta. It may be difficult to communicate with him. Mail address is Cuba Manor, 210 Eldon Drive, Cuba, MO 65453.


We seem to all be suffering a common problem these days, WHERE DID OUR LIVES GO? Our brains seem to still be 18, but our bodies are talking a different language. Sarah Orne Jewett puts it much more eloquently than do I:

“Neither of my companions was troubled by her burden of years. I hoped in my heart that I might be like them as I lived on into age, and then smiled to think that I too was no longer very young. So we always keep the same hearts, though our outer framework fails and shows the touch of time.”

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Saturday, December 13, 2014

KIRKWOOD CROSS COUNTRY RUNNERS- LEGENDS IN THEIR OWN TIME

Our wonderful KHS65 Alumni Sports Hall of Famer Jim Olson was recently interviewed for an upcoming article, and maybe a book, recently.  He sent me this GREAT rundown which I must share with everyone.  Our Kirkwood Track & Field and Cross Country teams have been legendary for years and you'll see why.  As a bragging right I will add that my brother Kert, KHS69, was Co-Captain of the 1969 Track and Field team, placing third in Pole Vault at the State Outdoor Meet in 1969.  I'm very proud of him, and he reminds me that even though he was not a cross country runner, the Track and Field guys DID have to work out with the cross country team in the winter...not one of his favorite KHS memories!  He knew the members of the 1969 Cross Country team well though, and sends congrats to them again all these years later!

From Jim Olson: 
"Leslie - These are results of the 1964 cross country state meet. This guy [the fellow who interviewed him] went wayyyyyyyy, wayyyyyyyyy deeper than one would think, so here are the highlights: (First five runners count in score.)

1.1964  Kirkwood cross country team won with 52 points under coach Fred Lyon. State record for lowest score.

1st - Jim Olson KHS65 - state record time of 9:39.9 (As Gary Schmidt said, "Olson was putting on his sweats before the second guy even crossed the finished line." (He won by 29 1/2 seconds.)
6th - Rod Bruckdorfer KHS65 - 10:13
10th - Gary Schmidt KHS65 (12th overall) - 10:26
12th - Bill Barrow (Jr.) (15th overall) - 10:31
31th - Phil Mills (Jr.)  (23rd overall) - 10:46
41th - Bill Pape KHS65  (31st overall) - 10:53.5
69th - Bob Leonard KHS65  (55th overall) - 11:08.8

2. Missouri State Cross County Meet held at Columbia's A.L. Gustin Golf Course. All Time 2 Mile Individual Honor Roll (1963-1974.) During this 11 year period, over 1900 runners ran at the State meet.  Kirkwood runners listed below. (Note: they changed the distance to 2 1/2 miles in 1975, the only way they could erase Olson's record.)

Rank 1 - Jim Olson - 9:39.9 - 1st - 1964 (KHS65)
10th - Kerry Hogan 9:49.9 - 1st  - 1967 (KHS68)
12th - Kirk Hogan - 9:51 - 2nd - 1967   (KHS68)
19th - Wolfgang Kaschner - 2nd - 9:57.2 -1971
35th - Bob Nellums - 10:05 - 2nd - 1970 (KHS70)

3. Missouri State Cross County All Time Team Rankings (1963-1974)

Rank 5th - 1969 Kirkwood Pioneers

Jim Benkert - 2nd - 10:12
Lennie Harrison - 4th - 10:17
Bob Nellums - 5th - 10:18
Don Axt - 7th - 10:22
Cecil Jones - 10th - 10:28
Doug Ashcraft - 27th - 10:47
Rich Nellums - 40th - 10:57

Rank 7th - 1964 Kirkwood Pioneers

See above

Assume some people will enjoy seeing this and will probably know some of the other kids from other classes that did well, too.
THANKS JIM for sharing this with us!

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