I started to run track before it was popular for girls, joining the boys track team in junior high. The boys track coach had seen me sprint in physical education and talked me into going out for the team. This was before title IX so I had to get permission from the boys head coaches before I could compete. At first they laughed and just humored me by saying yes. When I started to beat their boys, they tried to change their minds and not let me compete. I ran on a track scholarship at Michigan State.
Competed in the 100 and 400 H at Michigan State 1975-1979- B.S. Degree Physical Education, Psychology Coached at The University of North Texas , Denton, TX -Asst Jump and Hurdle Coach, M.S. Degree Sport Psychology Coached at Angelo State University, San Angelo, TX -Head Women's Coach Coached at Moorhead State University, Moorhead, MN - Asst Jump and Hurdle Coach Currently at North Dakota State University since 1984, Asst Men and Women's Jump coach Have coached numerous 6 foot female high jumpers and 7 foot plus male high jumpers. Daughter Kira (senior) is a four time HS state HJ champion, will compete next year for Nebraska in VB and the High Jump