with Del Hessel;
former Colorado State University Head Track & Field Coach
and US Olympic Training Center Coach;
first coach in Division I history to coach three track and field programs and take each to the NCAA championships; was a nationallyranked 800 meter runner!
As an athlete Del Hessel was ranked as one of the nations Top 10 800 meter runners. He competed in the NCAA championships; the USA championships; and the US Olympic trials. He received the Nye award as the most Outstanding Athlete at Colorado State his senior year and later was voted in to the Colorado State Hall of Fame.
Coach Hessel coached in the high sch