Gallery of Champions

The Albion College men's track program has a long legacy of producing championship teams and individuals, both on and off the field. Click below to see and read about the Albion College national champions:

Lee Bartlett/Albion's Olympian 
Tracy Garner/NCAA Division III High Jump Record Holder 
Dan Pekrul/Airing It Out as Division III Javelin Champion 
Steve Gilbert/Two-time NCAA Division III Javelin Champion 
Tom Reason & Steve Gilbert/1993 NCAA Results
Tom Reason/Division III's "Greatest Athlete" For 1994 
Nick Morgan/NCAA Division III 110 hurdles champion, 2004

Outdoor Track & Field
MIAA event champions

100-Yard Dash
1891: Legrand Rickerd, 10.2
1894: John Jameison, 11.75
1897: Julius Neufe, 10.2
1898: Julius Neufe, 10.6
1933: Alfred Schuler, 10.3
1938: Don Fraser, 10.0
1939: Don Fraser, 10.2
1940 Don Fraser, 10.0
1941: William Newcomb, 10.3
1943: Bruce Stevens, 10.2
1949: Max Polley, 10.4
1950: Jack Sharp, 10.2
1954: Dave Williams, 10.3
1955: Russ Stahr, 10.2
1957: John Leppi, 10.4
1963: J.B. Elzy, 10.1
1973: Jack McClellan, 10.0
1974: Jack McClellan, 9.9
1975: Jack McClellan, 9.8
1979: Dexter Davis, 9.8

100-Meter Dash
1981: Tim Hartson, 10.9
1983: Tim Hartson, 10.8
1986: Bob McCarthy, 11.4
1987: Majed Sahouri, 10.82
1988: Majed Sahouri, 11.11 (E)
1989: Lance Coleman, 10.7
1990: Lance Coleman, 10.7 (10.5 in prelims)
1991: Lance Coleman, 10.82
1993: Jeff Robinson, 11.00
1994: Jeff Robinson, 10.81
1995: Troy Helmick, 11.11
1996: Virgil Petty, 10.93
1997: Virgil Petty, 10.79
1998: Virgil Petty, 10.95
1999: Virgil Petty, 10.91
2002: Dominic Reid, 10.99
2004: Dominic Reid, 10.91
2006: Nick Kyriakopoulos, 10.89
2014: Justin Meredith, 10.67
2016: Justin Meredith, 10.76

220-Yard Dash
1890: William Spence, 24.8
1891: Legrand Rickerd, 21.4
1892: Legrand Rickerd, 24.5
1897: Julius Neufer, 24.0
1932: Alfred Schuler, 23.5
1933: Alfred Schuler, 22.2
1934: Alfred Schuler, 22.2
1943: Bruce Stevens, 23.1
1949: Max Polley, 22.8
1954: Dave Williams, 22.5
1958: John Leppi, 23.1
1963: J.B. Elzy, 22.7
1964: J.B. Elzy, 22.2
1974: Jack McClellan, 22.6
1979: Dexter Davis, 22.1

200-Meter Dash
1981: Tim Hartson, 22.1
1982: Pat Kennell, 22.3
1983: Tim Hartson, 21.5
1987: Majed Sahouri, 22.09
1988: Majed Sahouri, 22.22 (E)
1990: Lance Coleman, 22.10
1991: Lance Coleman, 21.7
1992: Aaron Yaverski, 22.54
1993: Jeff Robinson, 22.10
1996: Virgil Petty, 22.47
2005: Michael Nyika, 22.35
2008: Michael Nyika, 21.78
2014: Justin Meredith, 21.52

440-Yard Dash
1891: Legrand Rickerd, 53.6
1900: Frank Church, 57.4
1911: Orrin Madison, 52.4
1912: Orrin Madison, 51.8
1929: Wilbur Sharer, 53.2
1931: Jack Ballard, 53.9
1937: John Lavette, 51.5
1938: John Lavette, 52.5
1939: George Cooper, 51.2
1940: George Cooper, 51.4
1943: Warren Wilson, Albion
1946: Harrie Bleecker, 54.1
1949: Gerald Trombley, 51.4
1952: Paul Stewart, 51.9
1954: Tom Schwaderer, 51.0

400-Meter Dash
1981: Pat Blakely, 49.1
1982: Pat Blakely, 49.55
1983: Pat Blakely, 48.9
1987: Tony Devolder, 49.19
2001: Britt Johnson, 48.07
2005: Jerry Krueger, 48.53
2006: Jerry Krueger, 49.65

880-Yard Run
1901: Herbert Widrig, 2:08.4
1927: Ralph Keyes, 2:04.4
1928: Ralph Keyes, 2:04.6
1930: Jack Neller, 2:05
1932: William Carpenter, 2:05.0
1933: Jack Rutherford, 2:04.3
1934: Jack Rutherford, 2:08.1
1941: Dales, 2:05.2
1953: Paul Stewart, 2:03.9
1954: Dick Cooley, 2:01.8
1955: Dick Cooley, 2:00.8
1956: Dick Cooley, 2:01.0
1958: Jim Kreider, 2:00.9
1959: Jim Kreider, 1:59.7
1965: Rex Curry, 1:55.9

800-Meter Run
1981: Cameron Owens, 1:53.7
1996: Chris Hall, 1:54.42
2001: Matt Muskan, 1:54.67
2003: Taurean Wilson, 1:53.83

Mile Run
1905: Roy Bolen, 4:44.4
1919: Cecil Addington, 4:47.2
1922: William Spanenberg, 4:34.4
1927: Ralph Keyes, 4:40.3
1928: William Krebs, 4:35.0
1929: William Harris, 4:47.0
1930: Jack Neller, 4:42.0
1933: Jack Rutherford, 4:44.5
1934: Jack Rutherford, 4:43.6
1941: Harry Barnes, 4:37.6
1949: Ted Hagadore, 4:38.8
1950: Donald Vandivort, 4:31.5
1951: Ted Hagadore, 4:31.7
1953: Dick Lawson, 4:38.9
1954: Jim Chapman, 4:37.5
1955: Jim Chapman, 4:29.2
1956: Dick Cooley, 4:31.8
1957: Dick Cooley, 4:37.3
1958: Jim Taup, 4:23.9
1959: Jim Taup, 4:25.1
1965: Jeri Stiles, 4:33.9
1966: Jeri Stiles, 4:24.7
1974: Chuck Aldrich, 4:18.8
1975: Chuck Aldrich, 4:18.6
1976: Gary Stokes, 4:16.3

3,000-Meter Steeplechase
2014: Paul Lewis, 9:12.87
2016: Mitch Clinton, 9:33.20

Two Mile Run
1915: Cecil Addington, 10:17
1916: Cecil Addington, 10:03.6
1919: Cecil Addington, 10:39.6
1924: William Spanenberg, 10:05.8
1926: Ray Holmes, 10:09.8
1929: William Harris, 10:17.5
1931: Robert Cullum, 10:17.7
1940: Henry Barnes, 10:32.6
1941: Henry Barnes, 10:31
1948: Dick MacDonald, 10:23
1950: Ted Hagadore, 10:12.3
1951: Ted Hagadore, 10:13.0
1954: Jim Chapman, 10:23.8
1955: Jim Chapman, 10:12.5
1956: Jim Taup, 10:18.5
1957: Jim Taup, 10:35.5
1958: Jim Taup, 9:53.7
1959: Jim Taup, 9:56.6
1964: Jim Dow, 10:01.8
1965: Jim Dow, 9:55.5

5,000 Meter Run
2014: Mitchell Klingler, 15:09.22

10,000 Meter Run
1980: Ron Lessard, 31:11.50
1989: Doug Goudie, 32:00.19
2014: Mitchell Klingler, 31:25.35

120-Yard High Hurdles
1891: Scott Maywood, 21.6
1896: Lawrence Cole, 18.6
1900: Frank Church, 18.6
1902: Frank Church, 16.8
1903: Frank Church, 16.6
1904: Floyd Bartell, 16.6
1905: Floyd Bartell, 17.0
1919: Charles Sargent, 17.4
1942: Keith McKetrick, 16.5
1943: George Miller, 16.8
1947: Jerry Edwards, 15.6
1951: Dick Allen, 15.7
1953: Jack Taylor, 15.7
1954: Jack Taylor, 15.7
1958: Garth Richey, 15.6
1959: Garth Richey, 15.0
1962: Charles Clark, 15.3
1963: Charles Clark, 15.2
1965: Bob Turner, 15.3

110- Meter Hurdles
1978: Eric Harvey, 14.84 
1989: Scott Newsome, 14.59
1990; Scott Newsome, 14.8
1992: Shawn Borich, 15.18
1993: Tom Reason, 14.89
1994: Shawn Borich, 14.76
2002; Nick Morgan, 15.01
2003; Nick Morgan, 14.70
2004: Nick Morgan, 14.79
2011: Clarence Stirgus, 15.32

220- Yard Low Hurdles
1891: Legrand Rickerd, 28.6
1895: Frank Dunster, 30.4
1900: Frank Church, 30.0
1902: Frank Church, 27.4
1903: Frank Church, 26.4
1904: Floyd Bartell, 28.4
1905: Floyd Bartell, 28.2
1910: Stanley Stealy, 27.8
1912: Orrin Madison, 26.6
1913: Orrin Madison, 25.6
1919: Charles Sargent, 27.4
1939: Spielan, 25.9
1940: Henry Cooper, 26.4
1942: Keith McKetrick, 26.4
1943: Bruce Stevens, 26.9
1947: Jerry Edwards, 26.1
1954: Charles Thayer, 25.4
1957: Don Otero, 26.0
1958: Don Otero, 25.1
1959: Phil Williams, 24.6

330-Yard Intermediate Hurdles
1966: Bob Turner, 39.2
1967: Bob Turner, 39.1

440-Yard Intermediate Hurdles
1987: John Dunlop, 52.93
1988: John Dunlop, 53.20
1990: Scott Newsome, 56.1
1999: John Bennink, 52.67
2002: John Bennink, 54.00
2004; Nick Morgan, 54.33

440-Yard Relay
1979: 43.1
1980: 42.7
1981: 43.0
1983: 42.2

400 Meter Relay
1984: 42.9
1987: 42.81
1988: 43.8
1991: 42.33
1992: 42.60
1995: 42.37
1999: 42.12
2001: 41.91
2003: 42.08
2004: 42.41
2005: 42.61
2014: 42.51

Mile Relay
1891- 3:54.0
1894- 3:47.0
1895- 3:41.2
1897- 3:39.4
1899- 3:42.6
1900- 3:42.0
1901- 3:36.0
1911- 3:33.4
1913- 3:41.0
1928- 3:35.0
1939- 3:31.6
1940- 3:36.3
1946- 3:42.6
1947- 3:34.9
1949- 3:30.4
1951- 3:30.7
1952- 3:30.7
1953- 3:36.1
1955- 3:31.7
1956- 3:35.0
1959- 3:30.2
1979- 3:23.6
1980- 3:21.13
1982- 3:21.30
1983- 3:20.5

1600 Meter Relay
1981- 3:21.8
1995- 3:20.81
2001- 3:15.82
2002- 3:17.80
2003- 3:17.20
2004- 3:23.41

High Jump
1910: Earl Squire, 5-4
1911: Fred Mershon, Russell Ostrander, 5-6
1912: Russell Ostrander, 5-3
1928: James Purdy, 5-9 1/2
1929: James Purdy, 5-10
1934: Curtis Merritt, 5-10 1/4
1938: Robert Schneider, 5-6
1939: Robert Schneider, Albion and Joe Howard, Kalamazoo, 5-9
1943: George Miller, 5-10 3/4
1946: Dave Flatow, 5-10
1947: Dick Hopkins, 6-1 3/4
1948: Louis Culman, Bob Ball, 5-7
1953: Charles Thayer, 5-7 1/2
1956: Tom Schwaderer, 5-8
1963: Dave Middlebrook, 6-4 1/2
1965: Dave Middlebrook, 6-6
1980: Tracy Garner, 6-11
1981: Tracy Garner, 6-8
1982: Tracy Garner, 6-6
1983: Tracy Garner, 7-1
2004: Jason Bowman, 6-0
2005: Jason Bowman, 6-3

Long Jump
1888: Thomas Gale, 19-6
1896: Lawrence Cole, 20-7
1912: Paul Field, 21-1 3/4
1913: Paul Field, 21-10 1/2
1914: Paul Field, 22-5
1916: Jerrold Knapp, 21-11
1929: James Purdy, 21-10 3/4
1931: Hugh Clancy, 20-9 3/4
1956: Charles Connelly, 20-11
1965: Don Genson, 22-1 1/4
1967: Jim Batti, 22-6 1/4
1968: Phil Lewis, 22-7
1969: Craig Cossey, 21-8 1/2
1970: Hayden Smith, 23-0
1979: Dexter Davis, 21-10 3/4
1980: Dexter Davis, 22-4
1981: Tracy Garner, 22-8 1/2
1982: Tracy Garner, 22-7
1983: Tracy Garner, 23-1 1/4
1985: Gary Allore, 22-5
1987: John Dunlop, 22-8 3/4
1988: John Dunlop, 22-10
1994: Stacey Cowan, 21-6
1997: Eddie Lampton, 22-5 3/4
2000: Jared Owens, 23-8 1/2
2001: Jared Owens, 22-11 1/2
2002: Jared Owens, 23-8 3/4
2007: Jason Bowman, 23-3 ½

Pole Vault
1895: Lewis Alger, 8-4
1912: Earl Tweedie, 10-3 1/4
1919: Charles Sargent, 10-6
1928: James Purdy, 10-6
1932: Carroll Linborg, 11-8 1/4
1933: Carroll Linborg, 11-10 1/2
1934: Carroll Linborg, 12-0
1937: Tripp, 11-2
1953: Ray Loeschner, 11-6
1956: Bruce Foulke, Roger Landrum, 11-4
1957: Bruce Foulke,  11-10
1958: Bruce Foulke, 13-0 3/4
1961: Nelson Mills, 12-4
1964: Randy McNitt, 12-6
1965: Dave Heth, 13-1 1/2
1985: Badger Beall, 14-6

Hammer
1899: Charles Boys, 86-4
1902: Joseph Maddock, 123-5
1911: Clayton Beach, 132-11
2009: Erik Myyra, 133-11
2010: Erik Myyra, 160-7
2011: Erik Myyra, 164-0
2012: Derek Stoll, 167-3 
2013: Dakota Bagwell, 150-1
2014: Chris Ogston, 157-10

Triple Jump
1968: Craig Cossey, 44-9 1/2
1969: Craig Cossey, 44-3 1/2
1970: Craig Cossey, 45-6
1972: Wiener Imre, 43-11 1/2
1975: John Martin, 43-3 1/2
1981: Tracy Garner, 47-9 3/4
1982: Tracy Garner, 44-5 1/4
1983: Tracy Garner, 47-9 3/4
1987: William Taylor, 45-1
1988: William Taylor, 45-10
1989: William Taylor, 45-1
1990: Demetrius Morgan, 42-1
1992: Steve Gilbert, 45-4 1/2
1993: Steve Gilbert, 44-9
2006: Charles Lott, 49-0 3/4
2007: Jason Bowman, 47-7
2013: Kylen Bradley, 45-3 3/4
2015: Josh Lowe, 44-4
2017: Jephte Jean Claude, 45-10

Shot Put
1896: Carlton Jacobs, 34-7
1897: Carlton Jacobs, 34-0
1901: Joseph Maddock, 35-0
1902: Joseph Maddock, 36-10 1/4
1920: William Spanenberg, 36-7 3/4
1922: Evvah Smith, 38-9 1/2
1943: Bill Kempf, 37-2 3/4
1946: Bob Mohr, 35-4 1/2
1948: John Haas, 43-5 1/2
1950: John Haas, 45-9 3/4
1951: John Haas, 43-7
1952: Charles Frost, 43-3 1/2
1958: Keith Lepard, 45-0 1/4
1979: Mark Smith, 49-4 1/4
1982: Chuck Knoll, 48-4 1/4
1983: Tony Pokorzynski, 50-9
1984: Tony Pokorzynski, 47-6
1985: Tony Pokorzynski, 51-2 3/4
1986: Joe Felton, 51-3 3/4
1987: Joe Felton, 50-8
1991: Bill Johansson, 48-8 3/4
1993: Steve Gilbert, 49-4 1/2
2004: Kyle Robinson, 48-09 3/4
2007: Kyle Robinson, 49-7 1/4
2009: Austin Rodgers, 48-1 ¼

Discus
1902: Joseph Maddock, 109-7
1904: Joseph Maddock, 109-7
1905: Joseph Maddock, 109-2
1906: Joseph Maddock, 107-6
1907: Ralph McCollum, 116-9
1928: Sherwood Wilkes, 106-3
1930: Wilbur Sharer, 121-6
1931: Phil Partridge, 119-3
1943: Tom Potts, 104-5
1949: John Haas, 132-6
1950: John Haas, 138-3
1951: John Haas, 128-1
1952: Charles Forest, 133-1
1956: Bill Collison, 132-1 3/4
1958: Keith Lepard, 128-4
1987: Kevin Bushinski, 146-2
1988: Kevin Bushinski, 149-6
1993: Steve Gilbert, 139-8
1997: Tom Raven, 143-2

Javelin
1915: Edwards, Albion, 151-6
1916: Edwards, 149-5
1925: Crowe, 158-0
1926: Lee Bartlett, 169-6
1927: Lee Bartlett, 174-4
1928: Lee Bartlett, 203-11
1929: Lee Bartlett, 203-9
1933: Carroll Linborg, 166-4
1937: Joseph Tuma, 150-7
1942: Jack Lauder, 169-9
1946: Gordon Ketchum, 151-0
1952: Tom McCoy, 158-1
1959: Earl Hudson, 172-0
1963: Dick Dana, 181-0
1984: Dan Pekrul, 180-3
1986: Dan Pekrul, 203-11
1987: Dan Pekrul, 215-10
1989: Tim McGonagel, 191-3
1994: Tom Reason, 169-0
1995: Scott Casteele, 177-1
1997: John Basye, 175-2
1998: John Basye, 164-1
1999: Jason Whalen, 168-7
2000: Jason Whalen, 199-10
2002: Chris Stefanes, 189-3
2003: Chris Stefanes,  216-2
2006: Matt Gordon, 184-10
2011: Austen Ditzhazy, 176-6
2017: Ray Robinson, 152-9

MIAA Most Valuable Track Performers

1967: Bob Turner
1970: Craig Cossey
1975: Jack McClellan
1979: Dexter Davis
1981: Tracy Garner
1983: Tracy Garner and Tim Hartson
1987: John Dunlop
1988: John Dunlop and Majed Sahouri
1989: John Dunlop
1990: Lance Coleman
1991: Lance Coleman
1992: Steve Gilbert
1993: Steve Gilbert
1994: Tom Reason
2003: Nick Mockeridge
2004: Nick Morgan
2014: Justin Meredith

MIAA Most Valuable Field Performers

2007: Jason Bowman

All-Americans

1981: Tim Hartson
1981: Cameron Owens
1981: Tracy Garner
1982: Tracy Garner
1982: Steve Meads
1983: Tim Hartson
1983: Tracy Garner
1983: Relay (Vernon Wilson, Pat Blakey, Gary Allore, Tim Hartson)
1986: Dan Pekrul
1987: Dan Pekrul
1988: John Dunlop
1989: Scott Newsome
1989: Lance Coleman
1990: Lance Coleman
1990: Douglas Goudie
1991: Lance Coleman
1991: Steve Gilbert
1992: Steve Gilbert
1992: Tom Reason
1993: Steve Gilbert
1993: Tom Reason
1994: Tom Reason
1999: John Bennink
1999: Pat Slone
2001: John Bennink
2002: Nick Morgan
2002: Jared Owens
2003: Ivan Meiring
2003: Nick Morgan
2004: Ivan Meiring
2004: Nick Morgan

Indoor Track & Field
MIAA event champions

60-Meter Dash
2016: Justin Meredith, :06.96

High Jump
2016: Richard Annorat, 6-4

Triple Jump
2016: Jepthe Jean Claude, 43-7 1/4
2017: Jephte Jean Claude, 44-5 ½

MIAA Most Valuable Track Performers

2016: Justin Meredith