Tuesday, April 22, 2008

An SEC legend retiring

Legendary Arkansas cross country track and field John McDonnell has announced he'll step down after the 2008 outdoor track and field season. He coached Arkansas for 36 years and won 42 NCAA championships and 83 conference titles.

This pretty much says it all:

McDonnell’s 42 national titles are more than any coach in any sport in the history of collegiate athletics. He has won five national triple crowns, 20 conference triple crowns, 34 consecutive cross country conference championships, including 17 straight in the Southeastern Conference, and has been named national, regional or conference coach of the year a total of 140 times.

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