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June 13, 2013

Some of our Sports Legends from Warrensburg, Missouri, UCM

Dr. Forrest "Phog" Allen, former coach at UCM, Allen Fieldhouse.
Forrest Clare "Phog" Allen (November 18, 1885 – September 16, 1974) was an American basketball and baseball player, coach ofAmerican football, basketball, and baseball, college athletics administrator, and osteopathic physician. Known as the "Father of Basketball Coaching,"[1] he served as the head basketball coach at Baker University (1905–1908), the University of Kansas (1907–1909, 1919–1956), Haskell Institute—now Haskell Indian Nations University (1908–1909), and Warrensburg Teachers College—now the University of Central Missouri (1912–1919), compiling a career college basketball record of 746–264. In his 39 seasons at the helm of the Kansas Jayhawks men's basketball program, his teams won 24 conference championships and three national titles. The Helms Athletic Foundation retroactively recognized Allen's 1921–22 and 1922–23 Kansas teams as national champions. Allen's 1951–52 squad won the 1952 NCAA Tournament and his Jayhawks were runners-up in the NCAA Tournament in 1940 and 1953. His 590 wins are the most of any coach in the storied history of the Kansas basketball program.
Allen attended the University of Kansas having already acquired the nickname "Phog" for the distinctive foghorn voice he had as a baseball umpire.[2][3] He lettered in baseball and basketball, the latter under James Naismith, the inventor of the game. Allen served as the head football coach at Warrensburg Teachers College from 1912 to 1917 and at Kansas for one season in 1920, amassing a career college football record of 34–19–3. He also coached baseball at Kansas for two seasons, in 1941 and 1942, tallying a mark of 6–17–1, and was the university's athletic director from 1919 to 1937. Allen was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame with the inaugural class of 1959. The home basketball arena at the University of Kansas, Allen Fieldhouse, was named in his honor when it opened in 1955.

Joe B. Hall, former coach at UCM, asst coach under Adolf Rupp
Joe Beasman Hall, better known as Joe B. Hall (born November 30, 1928) was the head basketball coach at the University of Kentucky from 1972 to 1985. He previously coached at Central Missouri State University and Regis University before returning to UK in 1965 to serve as an assistant coach under Adolph Rupp. Hall was given a difficult task, to follow in the footsteps of his legendary predecessor, Adolph Rupp. In the 1978 NCAA Tournament, he coached the Wildcats to their fifth NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship. He was named National Coach of the Year in 1978 and Southeastern Conference Coach of the Year on four different occasions. His record at UK was 297–100, and 373–156 over his career.
Along with the 1978 title, Hall also guided Kentucky to a runner-up finish to UCLA in the 1975 NCAA tournament (which included an upset of heavily-favored and previously undefeated Indiana in a regional final), a Final Four appearance in the 1984 NCAA Tournament(losing to eventual champion Georgetown), and an NIT championship in 1976. He won 8 Southeastern Conference regular season championships and one Southeastern Conference tournament championship (1984). Hall is one of only three men to win an NCAA championship as a player (1949, Kentucky) and coach (1978, Kentucky). The only others to achieve this feat are Bob Knight and Dean Smith.
Hall played one year of varsity basketball at Kentucky before transferring to the University of the South (Sewanee), where he completed his basketball playing eligibility but did not graduate. After Sewanee, Hall toured with the Harlem Globetrotters and later returned to Kentucky to complete his undergraduate studies. Hall graduated from Kentucky in 1955.
On Tuesday, September 18th, 2012, the University of Kentucky unveiled a statue of Hall outside of the Wildcat Coal Lodge to commemorate his accomplishments at UK and his contributions toward the Wildcat Coal Lodge. The university says the bronze sculpture was produced over a period of eight months, beginning as a clay sculpture, then was cast in bronze. It was created by sculptor J. Brett Grill of Columbia, Mo.
Hall currently co-hosts a popular radio sports talk show with former University of Louisville basketball head coach Denny Crum.
Joe B. Hall Accepts Coaching Job at Warrensburg, Central Missouri State, UCM

Gene Bartow, former coach at UCM, followed John Wooden at UCLA
Bartow coached at Central Missouri State University from 1961 to 1964, Valparaiso University from 1964 to 1970, and Memphis State University from 1970 until 1974, and he led the Memphis State Tigers to the 1973 NCAA national championship game and consecutiveMissouri Valley Conference titles in the 1971–72 and 1972–73 seasons. He coached the US national team in the 1974 FIBA World Championship, winning the bronze medal.[2]
Bartow signed a five-year contract to replace Harv Schmidt at the University of Illinois in 1974. A last-place team the previous campaign, the Fighting Illini finished tied for ninth in the Big Ten at 8–18 (4–14 in the conference) in 1975, Bartow's only season there.[3] Despite this, he was the first Illini coach to extensively recruit talented African American high school players from the Chicagoarea.[4] He was succeeded by Lou Henson.[3]
Bartow left his position to succeed John Wooden as the head coach of UCLA. Bartow coached at UCLA from 1975 to 1977, guiding them to a 52–9 record, including a berth in the 1976 Final Four. He coached the 1977 College Player of the Year, Marques Johnson. As of 2008, he is the second winningest coach at UCLA by percentage of wins to losses at .852, putting him behind Gary Cunningham at .862 and above John Wooden at .808.
Bartow left UCLA after the 1977 season to take over the job of creating an athletic program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, more commonly known as UAB. He served as the school's first head basketball coach and athletic director for 18 years. Bartow led UAB to the NIT in the program's second year of existence, and followed that up with seven straight NCAA Tournamentappearances, including trips to the Sweet 16 in 1981 and the Elite Eight in 1982.
Bartow retired from coaching in 1996, and in 1997, UAB renamed its basketball venue, Bartow Arena, in his honor. His son Murry, a UAB assistant, became the coach upon Bartow's retirement; Bartow was later president of Hoops, LP, the company that runs theMemphis Grizzlies and the FedEx Forum.
On April 15, 2009, a UAB spokesman revealed that Bartow had been diagnosed with stomach cancer. On January 3, 2012, Gene Bartow died at his home in Birmingham after a two-year battle with the disease.

Dr. Mildred "Millie" Barnes
Women's Basketball Hall of Fame.
Dr. Mildred Barnes earned her undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees from Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts. She served Central Missouri State University (now UCM) for 22 years as associate professor of physical education (1969-1973), professor of physical education (1973-1991) and head women’s basketball coach (1975-1980). Dr. Barnes was the first woman to serve on the Board of Trustees of the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame and remained on the board from 1977-1986. She wrote the first book about five player women’s basketball and has been recognized by a national sports magazine as one of only three women in the country with the ability to organize and direct a national sports program for women. Served as chair of the U.S. Olympic Women's Basketball Committee in 1974-76 after serving on the committee in 1965-72
• Served as head coach for United States women's basketball team that competed in the inaugural Jones Cup Tournament in Taiwan in 1977
• Also served as Chief of Mission for U.S. women's basketball team that participated in the 1975 World Championships and was manager of the team that represented the USA in the 1975 Pan American Games
• Was coordinator of the 1976 U.S. Olympic Basketball Trials and Training that were held at Central Missouri State University
• Collegiate coaching experience includes three years (1966-69) at the University of Iowa, where her 1969 team placed fourth in the first intercollegiate national tournament, and nine seasons (1971-80) at Central Missouri State University, where she compiled a record of 156-63
• Served on a variety of Division for Girls and Women in Sport (DGWS) basketball committees, including serving as the editor of the DGWS Basketball Guide in 1965-66 and rules interpreter in 1966-69
• Served as President of the National Association for Girls and Women in Sport in 1973-74
Women's Basketball Coach
Central Missouri (1971-80)
Barnes, who coached the Jennies for nine seasons (1971-80), is credited with laying the foundation for the current Jennies' basketball program. She never had a losing season in her nine-year career, compiling a 156-63 record and winning two AIAW state championships. The Jennies were 26-5 in her final season (1979-80) as coach and reached the AIAW national tournament. Highly respected in women's basketball circles nationwide, Barnes became the first woman to serve on the board of trustees of the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame (1977-86), and was the only woman out of 50 trustees until the late 1980's. Barnes has served on numerous other national committees and boards, as she was also the first female to be appointed to the Board of Directors for the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union, to be appointed to a U.S. Olympic Committee by the NCAA, and to be elected Vice-President of the Amateur Basketball Association of USA.
She served on the U.S. Olympic Women's Basketball Committee as the chair and was instrumental in bringing the first U.S. Olympic Women's Basketball Team to Warrensburg to train prior to the 1976 Olympics in Montreal. The team earned a silver medal at the Olympics and featured such prominent women's basketball names as Pat Summit, Nancy Lieberman and Ann Meyers. In addition to the Central Missouri Hall of Fame, she is in four others including the Northeast Women's Hall of Fame (1994), the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame (2005), the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame (2000), and the Boston University Athletic Hall of Fame (1978) where she was the first woman ever inducted. Barnes retired from Central Missouri in 1991 as professor emeritus of physical education, following 22 years of service to the university.
As an athlete, she was a member of the U.S. National Lacrosse team and competed nationally in field hockey, tennis, and badminton. She was drafted by the women's professional baseball league, and was on the All-American Lacrosse Team 12 years in a row. She earned her bachelor's from Boston University, and her master's and doctorate degrees from Surgent University. She was also a nationally rated basketball, lacrosse, softball, and volleyball referee. She was the President of the National Association for Girls and Women in Sport from 1974-1975.
She was the Chair of the basketball rules committee and the official rules interpreter for all high schools and higher education institutions from 1966-1969. She was the Chief of the Delegation for the U.S. Women's Basketball team at the World Championship in Columbia, South America in 1975, was the manager of the U.S. Women's Basketball team at the Pan American Games in Mexico City in 1975, was the Chief of Delegation for the U.S. Women's Basketball team at the Jones Cup in Taiwan and Japan in 1976, and was the coach of the U.S. Women's Basketball team at the Jones Cup in 1977.


They trained at CMSU (UCM) Warrensburg, Missouri 1977.

Taipei, Taiwan July 20-31, 1977 
With a roster featuring eight high school standouts, a young USA National Select squad represented the United States at the inaugural R. Williams Jones Cup Tournament in Taipei, Taiwan. 

1977 USA Women's R. William Jones Cup Team 


1977 USA RESULTS (3-4) 

ROC-Ya Tung62USA60
#ROC-China AirlinesUSA
USA57South Korea55
ROC-Cathay Life73USA63
USA53ROC-Ya Tung39
#Score unavailable for the USA vs. ROC-China Airlines and USA vs. Denmark games
1. South Korea5. United States (3-4)
2. Republic of China - Cathay Life6. Republic of China - Ya Tung
3. France7. Denmark
4. Republic of China - China Airlines
*NOTE: Complete 1977 team results are unavailable

Staring slowly and losing its first three games, the first two by a total of eight points, head coach Mildred Barnes rallied her troops and the youthful U.S. team won three of its last four games, including a two-point victory over eventual gold medalist South Korea.
Opening against Republic of China-Ya Tung, the Americans lost a hard-fought 62-60 decision. The following night the U.S. women again came up short in a closely contested affair, falling 73-67 to eventual bronze medalist France. The U.S. suffered its third straight loss when Republic of China-China Airlines defeated them.
Following a day off, the U.S., relying on a four-corner offense, handed South Korea its only loss of the tournament 57-55, in a game where the margin was never more than four points by either team.
Republic of China-Cathay Life, which went on to capture the silver medal, became the third Republic of China team to defeat the U.S. when it posted a 73-63 win to drop the American's record to 1-4.
The U.S. contingent closed by defeating Denmark, then gained some revenge when it handed Republic of China-Ya Tung, which had beaten the U.S. by two in its opener, a 53-39 setback. The win improved the USA's record to 3-4 and eanred the Americans a fifth place finish.
South Korea defeated Republic of China - Cathay Life for the gold medal, while France downed Republic of China - China Airlines for the bronze medal.
The U.S. had solid representation on the All-Tournament Team, as Clifton Forge High School (Va.) senior Trudi Lacey and St. Maria Goretti High School (Pa.) junior June Olkowski were named All-Tournament.
1977 USA Women's R. William Jones Cup Roster

Kathy AndersonG5-912619Central Missouri StateSedalia, MO
Anne DonovanC6-617517Paramus H.S.Ridgewood, NJ
Cindy ElyF6-216018Cherokee H.S.Canton, GA
Debra GrooverC6-016518Cherokee H.S.Canton, GA
Katy HarteG5-613019Farmington High SchoolFarmington, MI
Trudi LaceyG5-1013018Clifton Forge H.S.Clifton Forge, VA
June OlkowskiF6-016517Santa Maria Goretti H.S.Philadelphia, PA
Angela PaccioneG5-814017Cornwall Central H.S.Cornwall, NY
Jill RhodesG5-913219Delta StateShelton, CT
Tammie RomstadF6-214218Truman H.S.Independence, MO
Helen SheredaC6-113819OaklandFree Soil, MI
Jane ZivalichG5-913019MarylandNew Orleans, LA
HEAD COACH: Mildred Barnes, Central Missouri State University
ASSISTANT COACH: Betty Jo Crumm, Weatherford Community College (TX)
MANAGER: Julie Woltzen, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
ATHLETIC TRAINER: Vicki Vodon, University of California-Los Angeles
1977 USA Women's R. William Jones Cup Cumulative Statistics
Peggy Martin Photo
Peggy Martin
Ask UCM sports fans to name the university’s greatest coaches and there’s one name that will make a lot of lists – Peggy Martin. The legendary Jennies volleyball coach retired in December 2008 after devoting 33 years to making UCM a top NCAA Division II volleyball competitor.
With Martin as coach, the Jennies won at least 25 matches for 31 consecutive seasons, while racking up 1,064 wins. Martin’s teams won or shared 19 Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA) titles since the league began sponsoring the sport in 1982. She led her teams to 26 consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances, the most in NCAA Division II history, and reached the NCAA Tournament quarterfinals six times. Among her many career highlights was guiding her team to a national runner-up showing in 1987. The same year, she was recognized nationally by the American Volleyball Coaches Association as Division II Coach of the Year.
Martin continues to earn accolades well after her retirement from UCM. On Dec. 17, 2009, she will be honored by AVAC once again when it inducts her into its Hall of Fame. This fall she plans to begin coaching duties at the NAIA-Affiliated Spring Hill College. 

Martin began her professional career as a coach after earning a bachelor’s degree at Indiana University in 1972. She was an assistant coach of women’s volleyball and assistant basketball coach at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, where she earned a master’s degree. Martin served as women’s volleyball assistant coach at Florida Southern College for one season before joining UCM in 1975. She earned a doctorate at Indiana University in 1980.

Kim Anderson, former head coach at UCM.
Anderson played collegiately at Missouri from 1973-77, where he was a part of Norm Stewart’s first Big 8 Conference championship team in 1976. He led the league in scoring and was named Big 8 Player of the Year in 1977. Anderson scored 1,289 points in his career to rank among Missouri’s top-20 all-time scorers. Anderson was an Academic All-Big 8 selection in 1975 and 1977 and won Missouri’s George Edwards Award three times. An award given for basketball excellence, academic ability, citizenship and character. Anderson received his bachelor’s and master’s degree in education from Missouri in 1979 and 1981, respectively.
He is a member of the University of Missouri Athletic Hall of Fame and the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in Springfield and in 2005 was named to the Mizzou Basketball All-Century Team.
Anderson was drafted in the second round of the 1977 NBA Draft by the Portland Trailblazers. He played the 1978-79 season for the Trailblazers and also played professionally in France and Italy for a total of three seasons.
Anderson was a prep standout at Sedalia (Mo.) Smith-Cotton High School, where he had his jersey retired after twice being named to the all-state team. Kim Anderson has built the Mules’ program into one of the most respected programs in the MIAA and all of NCAA Division II. He has won more games than other coach in school history with a 222-82 (.730.) career record.  He has guided the Mules to two Final Fours, four MIAA Regular Season Championships, three MIAA tournament titles and has won at least 24 games five times.  His four MIAA crowns are the most for any coach in UCM history.  His .730 overall winning percentage ranks fifth among all active NCAA-II coaches.

Vernon Kennedy, America's Greatest Athlete 1927, Major League Baseball Player
Lloyd Vernon Kennedy (March 20, 1907 – January 28, 1993) After making a two-and a-half-day train trip from Pennsylvania with coach Tad Reid, Vernon Kennedy was welcomed home as winner of the Penn Relays Classic Decathlon. The lean, wiry young man from Mendon, MO, stunned the nation with track and field prowess that earned him the right to be called America's greatest all-around college athlete. Brothers Vernon (upper left) and Bill Kennedy (lower right) were formidible competitors and multi-sport athletes at Central Missouri. 
News about his record-setting achievement spread quickly with headlines cropping up in newspapers from coast to coast. The story was covered in The Kansas City Star, where one writer's words today seem almost prophetic: "Down the corridors of time, the name of Vernon Kennedy will echo across the campus and playing fields at Warrensburg until a legendary halo surrounds his name." He was a starting pitcher in Major League Baseball. From 1934 through 1945, he played for the Chicago White Sox (1934–1937), Detroit Tigers (1938–1939), St. Louis Browns (1939–1941),Washington Senators (1941), Cleveland Indians (1942–1944), Philadelphia Phillies (1944–1945) and Cincinnati Reds (1945). Kennedy batted left-handed and threw right-handed. He was born in Kansas City, Missouri. Kennedy attended college at what is now known as the University of Central Missouri, where the football field bears his name.
While pitching for the Chicago White Sox, Kennedy threw the first no-hitter ever in Comiskey Park – a 5–0 shutout overCleveland on August 31, 1935. His most productive season came in 1936, when he posted career-highs in wins (21), innings pitched (274⅓) and complete games (20). A competent hitting-pitcher, he compiled a .244 average (181-for-743) with 36extra base hits, including four home runs and 61 RBI. He also made the American League All-Star team in 1936 and 1938. In a 12-season career, Kennedy posted a 104–132 record with 691 strikeouts and a 4.67 ERA in 2025⅔ innings.
Mr. Kennedy attended Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg where he was an outstanding athlete, competing in football and track and field events. As a tackle for the Mules, he was a three-time All-MIAA selection. In track and field, he helped the Mules to four straight MIAA track and field titles, and set school records in the Javelin, shot put and discus. Capping his college years was a national title in the 1927 decathlon at the prestigious Penn Relays on Franklin Field in Philadelphia. 
In 1951, Central Missouri State established the Vernon Kennedy Award, which is presented to the school's outstanding male athlete each year. 
In 1954, CMSU renamed its football field, Vernon Kennedy Field. 
Kennedy died in Mendon, Missouri, at the age of 85 after a shed roof collapsed on him.

Ron Tabb, World Class Marathoner, graduated from UCM
Ron Tabb (born August 7, 1954) is a retired male long-distance runner from the United States, who competed in the late 1970s and early 1980s in the men's marathon. He won the 1981 edition of the Paris Marathon ex-æquo with England's Dave Cannon. He won the 1983 Beijing Marathon and competed at the 1983 World Championships in Athletics later that year, finishing in 18th place overall. Tabb attended Central Missouri State University between 1972–1977 and was inducted into their Hall of Fame in 2004.[1] His career suffered due to the 1980 Olympic boycott, as he had qualified for the games but the United States did not participate in the Moscow Games. He married Mary Decker in 1981 but they divorced two years later.

Mark Curp, World Class half marathoner, first person to run a half marathon in 1 hour
Mark Curp (born January 5, 1959 in Lee's Summit, Missouri) is a former world and American record holder in the half marathon. He attended the Central Missouri State University.
Curp broke the Men's World Record in the Half Marathon in 1985, clocking 1:00:55 at the Philadelphia Distance Run . This mark stood for five years.

Germaine Race



Race, a junior running back at Pittsburg State, rushed for 215 yards and scored five touchdowns in a 48-30 win over Missouri Western State. He has been Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association offensive player of the week twice this season.

Germaine Race
St. Poelten Invaders
Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: April 7, 1985 (age 28)
Place of birth: Kansas City, Missouri
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)Weight: 218 lb (99 kg)
Career information
CollegePittsburg State
Undrafted in 2007
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
Career highlights and awards

Germaine Race (born April 7, 1985 in Kansas City, Missouri) is a free agent American football running back who most recently played for the San Diego Chargers of the National Football League. He was originally signed by the Chargers as anundrafted free agent in 2007. He played college football at Pittsburg State.

While Race has been a dominant performer ever since suiting up for the Gorillas as a freshman, he has played in relative obscurity at the Division II level. However, talk to most professional scouts and they will sound like a choir, as they all chime in when saying they feel that Race is the premier power runner in the collegiate game. One of only three players in NCAA history (all levels) to rush for over 90 touchdowns (collegiate record 97 scores) in a career, he also holds the all-time NCAA record for scoring with 598 points.
Race was also an exceptional runner during his prep days at Warrensburg High School.
He earned first-team Missouri Class 4A All-State honors as a senior, rushing for 2,069 yards and 29 touchdowns in 2002. He added 1,785 yards and 1nineteen scores on the ground as a junior and amassed 4,751 yards with 63 scores during his career.
Race made his presence felt immediately as a true freshman at Pittsburg State. He had the second-best rushing yardage total (982) on 145 carries and set the school freshman record with seventeen touchdowns on the ground. He also added 22 yards and a score on three receptions. He ranked 22nd in the NCAA Division II ranks in scoring, averaging 9.0 points per game.
The All-American and All-Mid America Intercollegiate Athletics Association pick was also named National co-Offensive Back of the Year by Football Gazette in 2004. In fifteen games, he rushed for over 100 yards thirteen times and set an NCAA Division II season-record by averaging 8.96 yards per carry. He exploded for a career-high 2,213 yards on 247 attempts and totaled a Division II-leading 2,244 all-purpose yards. He also ranked ninth in the nation with an average of 10.9 points scored per game.
In 2005, Race was a consensus All-American pick, adding MIAA Player of the Year honors.
He tied the NCAA Division II season-record with 33 touchdowns rushing, as he gained 1,846 yards on 239 attempts (7.7 avg). He ranked ninth nationally with an average of 142.0 yards per game on the ground.
As a senior, Race ranks second nationally in scoring and fifth in rushing. He ran 310 times for 1,944 yards (6.3 avg) and 31 touchdowns. He caught five passes for 57 yards (11.4 avg) and scored 188 points. Race amassed 2,001 all-purpose yards, an average of 166.8 yards per game.
In 52 games at Pittsburg State, Race started 46 times. He holds numerous school, Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association, NCAA Division II and overall collegiate records. He rushed 941 times for 6,985 yards (7.4 avg) with 107 touchdowns and made fourteen catches for 137 yards (9.8 avg), including a pair of scores. He also recorded six tackles (5 solos) and recovered four fumbles. Race totaled 658 points during his career, an average of 15.44 points per game.

Early years[edit]

Race attended Warrensburg High School in Warrensburg, Missouri, and was a student and a letterman in football. In football, he was a two-year starter. As a senior, Race rushed for 2,069 yards and 29 touchdowns and was a first team Missouri Class 4A All-State selection. As a junior, Race rushed for 1,785 yards and 19 touchdowns. Race was released by the Chargers on 6/20/08.

2010 season

Race played 2010 for the St. Pölten Generali Invaders in Austria, where he was the topscorer of the 2010 Austrian Football League. He was also named the 2010 Austrian Football League Offensive Player of the Year.

Marlene Marson graduated from UCM in 1962 with a bachelor’s degree specializing in physical education and English. 
She began as a high school physical education teacher and girls’ sports day coach and went on to become a member of the faculty at the University of Kansas. She also initiated the women’s intercollegiate athletic program and coached four collegiate sports during her 22 years there. 
She has been honored as an inductee into the KU Athletics Hall of Fame and by having the KU Woman Athlete of the Year award named for her. Marlene was one of the 2013 Distinguished Alumni Award winners.
Kip Janvrin

Kip Janvrin shares the head-coaching duties for track & field with Kirk Pedersen. He is in his 23rd season on the Central Missouri staff, his 16th as co-head coach. Janvrin works primarily with the sprinters, hurdlers and multi-event athletes.
For years, ranked as one of the world’s top athletes in the decathlon, winning the 2001 USA Outdoor Track &?Field Championships. Janvrin reached the pinnacle of his career in 2000 as a member of the U.S. Olympic Team in the Sydney Olympic Games. To make the U.S. team at the Olympic Trials, he had to run the final decathlon event, the 1,500m, in under 4:13. He won the event in 4:12.01 to make the U.S. team.
In Sydney, Janvrin, the oldest U.S. decathlete to ever compete in the Olympics, placed 21st and was the winner in the 1,500m. He is the world record holder for most career decathlon wins (41) and the American record holder for most career decathlons over 8,000 points (26).
After placing fourth in the decathlon trials, Janvrin just missed making the 1996 U.S. Olympic Team. Later that summer, he scored a personal-best 8,462 points, which at the time, made him the sixth-highest performer in U.S. decathlon history.
In the fall of 2003, Janvrin set a world record in the double decathlon, competing in 20 track & field events over two days in Turku, Finland. In 2005, he set a World Masters (40+) Decathlon Record in San Sabastian, Spain.
Janvrin has won the decathlon a record 15 times at the Drake Relays, the most by any athlete in the history of the competition. In 1996, he was inducted into the Drake Relays Hall of Fame. He also won the decathlon at the 1989 U.S. Olympic Festival and 1995 Pan Am Games.
A 1988 graduate of Simpson College (Iowa), Janvrin had an outstanding collegiate career, winning three NCAA Division-III?championships in the decathlon, as well as individual championships in the pole vault and 400m hurdles.

Carla Eades-Krebs

High School: Madison 1980


Inducted 2009

Played for Madison Consolidated High School, two sectional championships, one regional, 1980 First Team All-State...Indiana All-Star 1980, MVP of Indiana All-Star game in Kentucky...three-time Academic All-American, three-time Kodak All-American, 1983 Division II final four appearance, 1984 National Championship, 1984 NCAA Division II Player of the Year, scored more than 2,000 points in career, graduated all-time leading scorer at Central Missouri State University...invitation to 1984 Olympic tryouts...inducted into Central Missouri State University Hall of Fame, Missouri Sports Hall of Fame, 2006 NCAA Division II Silver Anniversary Team...2005 Silver Anniversary Team...fifteen years coaching volleyball, soccer, basketball, track and tennis at various levels.

Carla Eades-Krebs
Carla Eades-Krebs
Carla Eades-Krebs
Carla Eades-Krebs
Carla Eades-Krebs
Ex-Lady Cub Carla Eades headed to Hall of Fame

"It's the ultimate. As a kid you can't even dream of this. You could dream about being an All-Star and you could dream about playing for Indiana University and you could dream about playing in the Olympics, but something like this is almost too big to dream."

Mark Campbell
Sports Editor

Former Madison Lady Cub and Indiana All-Star Carla Eades Krebs has been named to the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame - the first female player from Madison Consolidated High School to be honored.
Krebs, previously recognized by the Hall as a member of the Silver Anniversary team in 2005, was a sophomore on Madison's regional championship team in 1978 and a senior in 1980 when she was named to the Indiana All-Stars and was MVP of the All-Star game in Kentucky that season.
Contacted today while driving to her job as an elementary physical education teacher in Lee's Summit, Mo., Krebs described being named to the Indiana Basketball hall of Fame as "the ultimate."
"It's the ultimate. As a kid you can't even dream of this," Krebs said. "You could dream about being an All-Star and you could dream about playing for Indiana University and you could dream about playing in the Olympics, but something like this is almost too big to dream."
She graduated as the school's all-time leading scorer, amassing 1,220 points and averaged 23.5 points over 52 games - as a good outside shooter before adoption of the 3-point line. She reached double figures in every varsity game she played and led the team in rebounding three straight seasons. Her career scoring mark is still third in school history behind only Brittany Myers (1,551) and Molly Holt (1,480) despite playing 33 games fewer than Myers and 38 fewer than Holt.
"I played before the 3-point line. I would have loved to have had that," Krebs said. "I would have given anything to have the 3-point shot when I played. It's no telling how many more points I would have scored."
"She had good work ethic and it was what she wanted to do and she was good at it," said former Madison coach Mary Louise Eisenhardt, who coached the Lady Cubs during that run to the semistate in 1978 when Krebs was already a standout player. "She was a good ball handler, good shooter and she played well with the other girls. She was the whole package."
Krebs' route to the Indiana All-Stars took flight when she scored 260 points as a sophomore in 15 games, 475 as a junior in 17 games and 485 as a senior in 20 games. She averaged 24.3 points per game during her senior season and had a 30-point average in five sectional and regional games that year.
After graduating from Madison, Krebs went on to a stellar career at Central Missouri State University, where she led the Jennies to the 1984 NCAA Division II national championship. She was named to the NCAA All-Tournament Team and was the Most Outstanding Player during that 1984 title run. She was later named WBCA Division II Player of the Year that same season, was a two-time Kodak All-American and a member of the NCAA Division II All-Tournament team in 1983.
Her uniform number was retired following CMSU's 1984 NCAA Division II championship victory.
During her run at Central Missouri, Krebs rewrote the Jennies' record book. She became the only woman in school history to score 2,000 points (2,098) and set a career record of 593 assists and 251 steals. During her college career Carla hit 48.3 percent from the field and 79.2 at the free throw line.
Eades-Krebes, the daughter of Phil and Judy Eades of Madison, was equally talented in the classroom where she had four semesters with a perfect 4.0 grade point average and registered an overall of 3.8 during her four years in Missouri.
After graduation from Central Missouri State, Krebs was drafted in the first round in the Women's ABA selection process.
The Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame will be Krebs' third induction. She was previously named to the inaugural induction class for the UCM Sports Hall of Fame and the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame.
Krebs currently teaches elementary physical education at Hazel Grove Elementary School in Lee's Summit, Mo. She is married to Joe Krebs and they live in Lee's Summit with one daughter, Brittany.
Krebs will be inducted along with nine other honorees at Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame's Annual Women's Banquet on Saturday, April 25 at the Primo Banquet Hall located on the south side of Indianapolis.

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