Cross Country and Track Team History
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Brief Description:

The VSC Cross Country and Track Team was formed in 1976, although cross country runners had entered various events without the team previously.  George Whitmire, Gary Slayton, and Bill Thomas were early stars.  The first coach was Dave Waples.  That year the team won the State Championship, the South Atlantic Conference Championship, and placed eighth in the NCAA Nationals.

The impressive inaugural year was marked by a commemorative book Valdosta State 1976 Cross Country Track which includes records, press coverage, biographies, statistics, and correspondence.

Held at:
Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collections
Valdosta State University Archives, Odum Library
1500 N. Patterson St.
Valdosta, GA 31698
Phone: 229-333-7150
Fax: 229-259-5055
Email: dsdavis [at]
Record Series Number: UA/16/2/5/
Volume: 0.0
Subject Index
Cross Country
Slayton, Gary
Thomas, Bill
Waples, Dave
Whitmire, George