Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Liz Mullarkey, coach of the first State girls championship team at Prairie du Chien H.S. in 1975 is honored

The 1975 PdC Public High School team is shown at approximately 7:40 of the video. To view the video, click on the link: http://www.wiaa.tv/events/44080

This is the full release from Todd C. Clark, Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Director of Communications:

The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association celebrated the 100th Anniversary of the State Cross Country Meet with a program in conjunction with the traditional pasta dinner held the evening before the meet Friday, Oct. 26. The special event featured a 17-minute video narrated by Jay Wilson recounting the highlights and history of the State Meet and its outstanding individuals and teams. 

To view the video, click on the link: http://www.wiaa.tv/events/44080

The program included an introduction of dignitaries, a special video message from Suzy Favor-Hamilton, an Olympian and four-time State champion, and a short message of well-wishes from Chris Solinsky, a three-time State champion and former American record holder. It was a great evening for attendees

In addition to Solinsky, a three-time State cross country champion at Stevens Point Area Senior High from 2000-2002, other dignitaries in attendance at the event were:

Cathy Branta-Easker, three-time girls champion at Slinger H.S. from 1978-80
Jim Brice, three-time boys champion at Wrightstown H.S. from 1975-77
Phil Downs, three-time boys champion at Madison Memorial H.S. from 1989-91
Don Gehrmann, oldest living male champion from Milwaukee Pulaski H.S. in 1945
Suzie Houston-Steel, first female State champion at Tomahawk H.S. in 1975
Paul Voss, three-time boys champion at Clinton H.S. from 1977-79

Liz Mullarkey, coach of the first State girls championship team at Prairie du Chien H.S. in 1975
Bill Smiley, oldest living boys coach of a championship boys team at Wausau H.S. in 1956

WIAA Executives
Doug Chickering, former executive director
Karen Kuhn, former associate director administering cross country

Congratulations on the 100th anniversary of the member’s cross country championships!

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