(FYI - Tom is a sprinter - any race over 200 meters is wayyy too far). Tom won his first track award in 1956 (5th grade).
Zowie! Were stopwatches even invented back then?
1966 & 1967 - As a sprinter at Nebraska Wesleyan, Tom set school records at these distances:
Plus running on three record setting relays
1967 - Became Nebraska Wesleyan's first All-American in Track & Field, 100 and 220 yard dashes
As a Master's runner, Tom has some noteworthy accomplishments:
Two-time national champion - indoors - 200 meter dash
200-Meter gold medalist at North American Master's Meet, Xalapa, Mexico
200-Meter bronze medalist, European Indoor Master's Meet, Birmingham, England
Winner of over 40 gold medals at Nebraska's Cornhusker State Games.