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April 14, 2013

FROM THE SIDELINES: Goshen Relays history is rich

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GOSHEN — GOING against track powerhouses like Roosevelt and Elkhart, the Goshen Redskins had few individual Relays champions in the early days.

Mike Miller of the Redskins won Class A long jump in 1971, Dave Myers shot put in 1972 and Joe Liechty the 100-yard dash in 1973 with a 9.9 clocking.

Bryan Warstler and Maurie Kline of the Redskins established themselves as the greatest distance running tandem in GHS history during the mid-1970s.

Both were three-time mile run champions (different heats) at the Relays from 1975-77 with Kline having a best time of 4:23.4 and Warstler 4:24.1. Both were also 880-yard run winners in their senior year.

The Redskins also had a couple standout hurdlers during that era with Brian Hoffman earning Relays “gold” in 1975, Neal Yoder in 1976 and 1977.

IT WAS also during the 1970s that Underwood, who retired as GHS athletic director, passed the Relays baton to Herb Resler and now it belongs to AD Larry Kissinger.

The Relays has truly been a community event with scores of volunteers showing up on a Saturday each April to help it run smoothly.

At the 50th Relays in 1992 “Spotty Gill” was in his 46th year as a helper with Hal Doriot, Jay Peffley and Dick Swartz in their 44th.

The Relays have also been special to our family with my grandfather Herb honorary referee in 1976, father Dick in 1992 and me in 2008.

A cousin, Marilyn Marquis, was queen in 1963.

Former Goshen News sports editors Dale Peffley (1965) and LeRoy Lambright (2000) were also honorary refs with Peffley joined by brothers Bob in 1975 and Jay in 1993.

In just six days, there will be another approximate 1,000 athletes from 40 schools adding their names to the Relays honor chart.

Let there be warmth and sunshine!

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