Cross Country and Track

Call Number UA  16/2/5

Name: Cross Country/Track

Dates: 1976

Size: 1 folder

Scope and Content:

The VSC Cross Country and Track Team was formed in 1976, although cross country runners had entered various events without the team previously.  George Whitmire, Gary Slayton, and Bill Thomas were early stars.  The first coach was Dave Waples.  That year the team won the State Championship, the South Atlantic Conference Championship, and placed eighth in the NCAA Nationals.

The impressive inaugural year was marked by a commemorative book Valdosta State 1976 Cross Country Track which includes records, press coverage, biographies, statistics, and correspondence. 

Subject Headings:

Cross Country—VSC                  Whitmire, George                        

Track—VSC                             Slayton, Gary                  

Waples, Dave                          Thomas, Bill      


Folder 1.  Cross Country Track and Field

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