Rob Brock remains one of the most decorated distance runners in the history of Dubuque Senior High School, and, later this year, he will take his place among the state’s all-time greats.
The Iowa Association of Track & Field Coaches will enshrine Brock in its Hall of Fame during ceremonies on Dec. 7 in Des Moines. He will be honored along with Marshalltown coach Tim Bell, Corydon athlete George Saling, North Linn athlete Ellen Reis, Cedar Falls athlete Faith Burt and Sioux City Journal reporter Terry Hersom.
Brock, a 1997 graduate of Senior, won state cross country championships during his sophomore and junior years, took third as a senior and placed fourth as a freshman. He led the Rams to the team championship in 1995 as a junior.
He won six state track and field championships, including the 3,200 all four years of high school, the 1,600 as a junior and the 800 as a senior. He is one of only two Iowa preps to win four 3,200 state titles and the first to accomplish the feat.
At the Drake Relays, he won the 3,200 in 9:15.22 and led the distance medley relay to a title in 1:54.6 during his junior year. He won the 3,200 in 9:12.83 and finished third in the 1,600 in 4:19.61 as a senior. As an underclassman, he took third in the 3,200, second in the 1,600 and helped the Rams to seventh in the 4x800 relay.
On the IHSAA’s all-time best list, he ranks No. 30 in the 1,600 at 4:16.50, No. 13 in the 3,200 in 9:09.17 and No. 41 in the distance medley relay in 3:38.91.
Brock continued his running career at the University of Northern Iowa and remains in the top five on the school’s list of indoor and outdoor distance medley relays and the 1,500 meters. He was a four-time all-Missouri Valley Conference performer and an MVC scholar-athlete.
LOCALS SHINE IN IOWA SENIOR GAMES
The Dubuque Manor Care Cuties Granny Basketball team earned silver this weekend at the Iowa Senior Olympics in Des Moines. The team included: Mary Lou Kretz, Paula Welter, Micki Marolf, Sue Kettering, Joyce Schoenhard, Bev Brewer, Amy Kluesner and Deb Kipper.
Deb Kipper, Amy Kluesner, Vicki Harvey, Michelle Arensdorf and Roz Smith also won the gold medal for the 3-on-3 tournament, and Micki Marolf won third place in the long jump, and second place in the 50-meter dash.
LUCAS OIL SERIES HEADED TO DUBUQUE
The Lucas Oil MLRA Late Model Series will make its inaugural visit to the Dubuque Fairgrounds Speedway on Saturday night. The program will also include Modifieds, Stock Cars, SportMods and the American Iron Racing Series. There is no entry fee for the support classes.
Tickets cost $20 for adults, $18 for students and seniors and children 12-and-under are free. Pit passes are $35. The pit gate opens at 4 p.m., the grandstand at 5 p.m. with hot laps set for 6:30 p.m. and racing to follow.
TH SEEKS SCHOLAR-ATHLETE TEAM NOMINATIONS
The Telegraph Herald sports staff is in the process of wrapping up the selections for its annual Scholar-Athlete Team for the 2018-19 academic year. The feature will run in early July, and nominations are due as soon as final grades have been tabulated.
The criteria for the team are: recently graduated seniors who earned two or more varsity letters or earned academic all-conference and carried GPAs of at least 3.75 on a 4.0 scale. Candidates must be nominated by their school’s administration.
Other consideration will be given to class rank, academic honors, sports and years participated, number of letters earned, scholarships earned, extracurricular activities, and community activities.