AMES, Iowa - When I received my Iowa State University bachelor's degree in Hilton Coliseum May 8, it completed a journey that began for me in 1983 as an ISU football freshman with dreams of playing in the NFL. As I ran out into Jack Trice Stadium for the opening game, against Iowa, my feet did not touch the ground until I reached the sideline. It was then that I knew I was part of something greater than myself. But my future would be in track and field.

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