Great Stories of Okemos High School Athletes
and Their Life Beyond High School
Histories.Memoirs.Stories.Nominations for our
Alumni Athletic Hall of Fame Website
by Bob Bratzler '64, Sherrie Paty '66 and Rod Ellis '65
"The German Exchange Student: Track Superstar" by Rod Ellis
Class of 1953 Dick Ewing
Our First Nomination for the Okemos Athletic Hall of Fame
Okemos Athletic Director, Ira Childress receiving the Nomination for the OAHOF from Rod Ellis. Since the book is a (very) limited edition, you can read it on-line at this website.
The 1966 Football Team
published by the Towne Courier by Tim Staudt
The 1967 Football Team
International Swimming Star
Judy set the stage for Syncronized Swimming as an Olympic sport
Lansing State Journal, April 21, 1957, page 49:
Building on the work of Judy Haga '53, Betsy performed in the 1960 Olympics in Syncronized Swimming as a demonstration event. The sport is now a competitive sport in the Olympics.
Also in 1960, she won an international championship in Barcelona, Spain.
Miss Fox graduated with honors from Michigan State University, where she was affiliated with Sigma Kappa social sorority and Delta Phi Alpha honorary.
Class of 1925 Eugene Williams
Valedictorian of his graduating Class at age 16
Compiled and Written by Sherrie Paty
Member of the 1929 and 1930 State Championship Track and Field Team
and the Two time State Champion in the Javelin Throw
Class of 1937
Lansing State Journal, May 6, 1937; Lansing State Journal, May 8, 1936
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(and their coach)
Coach John Quiring nominated for the Alumni Athletic Hall of Fame
Class of 1969
One for the record books...and 17 more years!
For 2 years, Charlie set and reset the 2 mile record. His incredible time was posted on the wall for over a decade and a half.
Compiled by Rod Ellis '65