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STEVE McCONKEY ATHLETIC RANKINGS AS USA NATIONAL TRACK AND FIELD CLUB COACH (1982-1992)

Steve McConkey was a USA National Track and Field Club Coach from 1982 to 1992. Athletes were ranked ninety-two times. The below list does not include the hundreds of successful athletes on the teams who nearly ranked in their events.

Marks made by foreign and college athletes are not included, plus marks made indoors in events that are not contested outdoors. Athletes in the Track and Field News rankings were designated with affiliation abbreviations of AIA (Athletes in Action), LW (Lay Witnesses for Christ), and 4W (4 WINDS USA).

AIA marks are in the 1983 annual edition. LW marks from the 1984 through the 1988 editions. 4W marks from the 1989 through the 1992 editions.

Tom Ansberry- 3000 7:57.89i(88) 5000 13:51.25(91) 13:38.80(92)
10,000 28:59.21(87) 28:42.35(88) 28:28.9(90) 28:12.4(91) 28:48.28(92)
Robbin Bell- 800 2:03.71(83)
Kelly Brooks- Shot Put 66-3/4(83)
Fred Carpenter- Javelin 248-11(83)
Andy Clifford- 1500 3:41.07(83) Mile 4:01.31(83)
Carroll Cobb- Triple Jump 54-8.5(87) 54-4(88) 54-1.25(89) 54-2.5(90) 52-4.75(91) 53-6.25(92)
Rick Fritzemeier- Hammer 204-5(83)
Vernon George- Long Jump 26-11(92)
Ken Glover- High Jump 7-3(83)
Brent Harken- High Jump 7-6.5(87) 7-7(88) 7-7(89) 7-5(90) 7-8.5(91) 7-4.25(92)
Yolanda Henry- High Jump 6-2.25(88) 6-4.25(89)
Leslie Hoerner- Javelin 165-3(83)
Paul Kendrick- Discus 185-10(88)
Matt Kolb- Pole Vault 18-1/2(87) 18-1/2(88) 17-9(90)
Sue Klappa- 10K Walk 52:50(92)
Gordon Laine- Long Jump 25-10.25(84) 26-2(85) 26-7.75(86) 27-1/2(87) 27-3/4(88)
Robin Marks- 400 Hurdles 56.42(84)
Gerald Masterson- 800 1:47.78(84)
Everett McDougal- Triple Jump 51-10(88)
Mel McGinnis- 50K Walk 4:55.00(83)
Deirdre McKinley- Long Jump 21-4.75(88)
Derek McKinley- Long Jump 25-9.5(88) 25-8.5(89) 25-5(90) Triple Jump 52-0(85) 52-7.25(86) 52-2.75(87) 52-10.25(90)
Kevin McKinley- 400 Hurdles 50.75(88)
Ron Perkins- Hammer 211-3(83)
Scott Rider- 800 1:46.99(83)
Dave Sanderson- Pole Vault 17-1(83)
Sam Schick- 20K Walk 1:30.26(83) 50K Walk 4:17.03(83)
Elaine Sundby- Javelin 160-1(83)
Donna Tiegs- Heptathlon 5014(83)
Cary Tyler- Triple Jump 54-0(83)
Chris Walker- Long Jump 25-9.25(90)
Johnny Walker- 800 1:46.86(84)
Larry Weber- 1500 3:43.4(83) Mile 4:00.1(83)
Stan Whitaker- 800 1:47.21(83)
Mike Yonkey- Shot Put 60-7.5(91) Discus 195-8(91)
Charlie Youngren- Javelin 235-7(86) 248-7(87) 234-0(88) 226-6(89) 237-5(90)
Linda Zeman- Marathon 2:34.52(88) 2:39.38(92)

RELAYS
4×400 3:06.8 (Smith, Rolle, Gardner, Hartson) Waco, TX(84)
4×800 7:22.2 (Trott, Clifford, Whitaker, Rider) Modesto, CA(83)
4×1500 15:16.4 (Dotson, Otto, Britz, Weber) Walnut, CA(83) (10 World)
Distance Medley 9:29.9 (Clifford 2:56.3, Whitaker 46.9, Rider 1:46.5, Trott 4:00.2) Walnut, CA(83) (5 World)

Lay Witnesses for Christ (LW) had a team which Steve was the head coach of. Also, LW had a multitude of medalists who worked with the ministry. Steve and Liz did Christian meetings with these athletes. They had official sponsorship commitments that prevented them from being on the LW team.

After 1992, Steve still advises athletes on an individual basis with 4 WINDS USA.

4 WINDS USA SUMMARY

Founded in 1988, 4 WINDS USA (4 Winds Christian Athletics) is a worldwide sports ministry, changing from track and field only to all sports in 2013 (4WindsUSA.com). Starting in world-class track and field ministries in 1981, Steve and Liz McConkey have worked through ten Olympics. Also, Steve has advised many world-class athletes over the years and has ran over 69,000 miles. He graduated with honors from Western Kentucky University (Master of Public Health), Minnesota State University, Mankato (BS-Community Health), and Webster High School (WI). They have lived in Bowling Green (Kentucky), Eugene (Oregon), Dallas-Fort Worth (Texas), Minneapolis-St. Paul (Minnesota), and now Madison (Wisconsin).

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