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Herb Hodges Mile

Herb Hodges, a 1974 inductee into the Beloit College Athletic Hall of Honor, has had a long and distinguished track and field career. He graduated from Western Illinois University and coached a total of more than 40 years. He was a high school coach for 21 years before coming to Beloit. Eighteen of those years were spent at Wheaton (Ill) High School where he won 41 straight meets and 63 of his last 65 dual meets. His first stay at Beloit was from 1946-1951 and during this time he had four undefeated dual meet seasons, his team won three Midwest Conference titles, and his distance medley team won at the Drake Relays in 1950. He left to spend two years at the University of Alabama where his team won the Southeastern Conference title. He returned to Beloit in 1953 and from 1953-57, sent teams which placed in the Kansas Relays, Drake Relays, Purdue Relays (two-mile relay team won) and the Texas Relays. After leaving Beloit, he coached at Rockford Auburn High School. He had an overall college - high school dual meet record of 194-18 and a Beloit record in dual meets of 20-7.

Beloit Relays Record
Time: Name: School: Year:
4:13.7 Dodds Ashland 1941

 

 

Previous Winners
Year: Time: Name: School:
1975 4:26.2 Hildebrand Chicago
1972 4:33.7 Anderson Hillsdale
1971 4:25.0 Barker Wheaton
1970 4:22.6 Bogdanove U of I - Chicago
1969 4:16.8 Kite Monmouth
1967 4:22.4 Boyle Lake Forest
1966 4:14.5 Hanson Hillsdale
1965 4:34.7 Hanson Hillsdale
1964 4:26.2 Karnstedt Central
1963 4:22.2 Taylor Wheaton
1962 4:24.9 Mulholland Loras
1961 4:31.8 Burkhart Wheaton
1960 4:32.1 Pinkerton Lawrence
1959 4:30.7 Mulholland Loras
1958 4:24.6 Hanchett Wheaton
1957 4:26.6 Hanchett Wheaton
1956 4:34.7 Young Lepauw
1955 4:33.9 Orndorff Beloit
1954 4:28.4 Moryia Wheaton
1953 4:29.0 Moryia Wheaton
1952 4:28.7 Lutrell Milwaukee State
1951 4:37.8 Schumacher Beloit
1950 4:26.5 Davis Northern Illinois
1949 4:32.3 Benson Milwaukee Teachers
1948 4:32.8 Hoesch North Central
1947 4:41.7 Perkins Northern Illinois
1946 4:28.1 Becker Wheaton
1942 4:24.2 Clutterhorn Cornell
1941 4:13.7 Dodds Ashland
1940 4:49.5 Cooper Wheaton
1939 4:23.3 Halla Yankton
1938 4:26.0 Halla Yankton