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Mike Mittelstaedt
Mike Mittelstaedt

Bloomington, Ill.

Cross Country, Track and Field

Men's Cross Country (1960-63), Men's Track and Field (1962-64)

Inducted: 1975

Four-year letterwinner in cross country and three-year letter winner in track ... captained cross country three times and track once ... named track's MVP as a senior ... 1961 NCAA College Division All-American ... held indoor and outdoor records at two miles (9:14.2 and 9:17.8), and twice won league titles at that distance ... won 18 cross country races and placed in the top-10 at two national meets ... did graduate work at Northern Illinois, where he served as an assistant cross country coach and distance coach for track ... his running career came to a peak in the Marine Corps; where he was distance coach and competed from 1970-72 ... won the Armed Force Championship twice at 10,000 meters ... coached seven athletes to the 1972 Olympic Team ... named Runners World High School Coach of the Year ... became head men's and women's cross country coach at Regis University in Denver.