Who’s Who WHO’s WHO in CEDAR FALLS TRACK On & off the Track C.F. Mens 4x400 Relay teams won four consecutive State Championships from 2014-17. Only Iowa City High (1991-94 4x2) and Waukee (2013-16 SHR) have matched the same feat in Men's 4A. Coach Dave Bates. In 1926 Bates became the first athlete at IA Teachers College (UNI) to letter in four sports (football, basketball, baseball, & track). He then coached the CF track team from 1930-1934. Norman Jesperson. Two-time State competitor in High Jump (1945-1946). Jespersen graduated with the school record in his specialty. He later served as Principal and Head Basketball Coach at CFHS. Dirk Homewood. Finished 2nd at State Meet's 400 Meter Dash in 2000. Homewood became a 5x All-American at UNI where he graduated with school records in 200 Meter and 400 Meter (45.34 in 2005) dashes. Homewood ran professionally for Reebok before becoming the Track coach at CFHS in 2013. Faith Burt. Burt graduated CFHS with 13 state championships, 3 Drake Championships and 4 school records. She went on to become a national champion and all-american at Warburg College. Coach Colburn Collinge. Collinge coached the CFHS track team for 17 years (1963-1979) and was inducted into the IA Assoc. of Track Coaches HOF. The annual CF boy's home meet is named in his honor. Goerge Hauser (left). Hauser set the CFHS Shot Put Record in 1910. He played football at U. of Minnesota and coached for 29 years at Minnesota and Colgate U. The athletic field in Cedar Falls was named in his honor. Troy Becker. Before leading the Tiger XC program to multiple team championships and the women's track team to 20 championship events, Becker was a 4-time all-conference pole vaulter at UNI, a standout track athlete at Waterloo Columbus, and coach at NU High Schuylar Oordt. Oordt competed at the State Meet in 2005 & 2006 and was a member of the 2005 4x400 team which won silver. He later played football at UNI and professionally with St. Louis, Washington, and Jacksonville. XC Champs 2004/5 & 2005/6. Top runners included Steve Arntson, Brian Chenoweth, Dan Chenoweth, D.J. Gillett, Alex Mark and Jason Mitchell James Harrington. Harrington led Cedar Falls Track team to State Championship in 2011 and Runner-Up finish in 2012. He graduated with 9 State Championships and 5 School Records. Harrington ran track at U of Alabama and U of Iowa where he ran 10.26 100 Meter Dash and 20.50 200 Meter Dash. Tony Wieland. Wieland was a member of the Drake Champion and State runner-up Medley Relay team in 2005. He also graduated with the 4th best discus throw in CFHS history and two state wrestling championships (189 lbs). He went on to become an All-American wrestler at UNI. August 'Pudge' Camarata. Placed 5th in the Broad Jump at 1940 State Meet. He played football at IA Teachers College (UNI) and professionally with the Detroit Lions. Pudge's pro career was cut short due to WWII where Pudge earned a Purple Heart for his service. Kim Rhoades. Rhoades broke the school Pole Vault record in 1966. He was also a 3-time State Wrestling Champion at 165 lbs during his prep career (1965-1967). He was inducted into the IAHSAA Hall of Fame. Roy Olsen. Broke Cedar Falls javelin throw record in 1934 and maintained record until event was retired in 1941. Ran track at IA Teachers College (UNI). Olsen died while serving his country in WWII. Others who made the same sacrifice: Bob Brown (1937 mid-distance), Fred Weltz (1938 javelin), Bob Holmes (1942 football throw), and Don Minikus (1942 pole vault). Al Robinette. Robinette holds the distinction of winning the first state championship for Cedar Falls. His high jump of 6' 1.25" in 1958 also bettered his school record. Bill Bergan. Bergan won the indoor 880 Yard Run and was outdoor runner-up in the same event in 1960. He graduated Cedar Falls with school records in 880 and the Mile run. He then lettered in both Track and Cross Country at UNI. Bergan's coaching career included six years at Columbus HS and 23 years at Iowa State U. He is a member of the UNI Athletics HOF, the Drake Relays HOF and was inducted into the IA Association of Track Coaches HOF. Jeff Hartman. Hartman was a state competitor in the 1600 meters in 1986. He later coached CFHS Cross-Country for 21 years and Track & Field for two years. Under his leadership, the Tigers won the 2004 & 2005 Cross Country State Championships and 2011 Track & Field State Championship. Kara Hulse-Bearbower. Hulse is the first and only Tiger state champion in the women's field events. She went on to become one of the greatest long jump and triple jumpers in UNI history before becoming the women's track coach at CFHS. Justin Romero. Graduated Cedar Falls with 2nd best in Discus throw. Competed at UNI where he set the Missouri Valley Conf Shot Put record (62' 4.5") in 2012. Now serves as track coach at SW Minn. St. Univ. and Throws Coach for the USA Deaf Track & Field team. 1986 State 4A Football Champions. Track members on the team included Doug Engel, Tim Tucker, Deon Snell, Mark Bauman and Chris Morehouse. Sarah Gray (Gall). Gray captured 3 State championships, 3 Drake championships and 3 school records during her prep career. She continued on to run collegiately at North Carolina State and Univ. of Colorado in Colorado Springs. She then went on to compete in the National Championships. Dan Alderman. Alderman led the Tigers to the their first Cross-Country State Championship in 1969. Other top runners on that team were Mike Wilson and Mike Hankens. Alderman and Wilson both graduated with school records in track. Barb Franke. Franke, the high jump record holder, went on to become the highest scoring player in the history of Wisconsin's womens basketball program and played for the ABL's Chicago Condors. Dawn Lentsch. Lentsch, a five time state champion for Cedar Falls in 1983-84, moved on to Iowa State where she became an All-American and school record holder in the 4x800 relay. She continued to volunteer as a high school track coach for many years Lynn King. King was a state competitor in the 1963 broad jump. He was a two-sport athlete (track and football) at UNI and served US Army before becoming UNI's third head track coach in 1977. King went on to serve as Athletic Director for Pacific University from 2000-2011.