Saturday Morning - Joe Robeson 5k - Reg Open
This year will be the first Joe Robeson 5K. More information will be available on the 5K page.
About the Meet
This meet is named for Coach John T. "Jack" Griffin. He is a three time Olympic Coach (1964 Tokyo, 1976 Montreal and 1984 Los Angeles).
He has produced two World Record holders, 2 Olympians, 5 National Champions plus 8 USA Tour athletes. He coached 8 USA Tour teams including
three trips to Russia and the 1972 USA Cross Country Team in Cambridge, England. He was instrumental in bringing the 1972 Women's Olympic
Trials to Frederick, Maryland. A college, junior college, high school and club coach over a 55 year career. He also served as a member
of the USA Olympic Committee from 1972-1976. He has coached 13 state champion teams. He has been inducted into the Frederick County
Sports Hall of Fame and the USA Deaf Hall of Fame and nominated for the USATF Coaches Hall of Fame in 2009.
This beautiful stadium is USATF and NCAA certified. The stadium was made possible through the fundraising efforts of local sports enthusiasts
and business persons, North Hagerstown High School finally was rewarded with its own stadium. The community banded together and formed
a public/private partnership to achieve its goal. The stadium is named for Mike Callas who was a local business man and key member
of the drive to make this dream that was 50 years in the making a reality. Mr. Callas was born in 1921 and passed in 2004 before seeing
the finished product. Mr. Callas was also credited with the quote that became the banner for the stadium project "Perseverance overcomes
everything". Mike lived his life giving back to the community he so loved with his time and money.