Athletics Hall of Fame
Jim Walrath

Jim Walrath

SPORT(S) Track and Field, Cross Country
PLAYED AT BSU 1967-1971
Four Year Track and Field Team Member; former BSU Record holder for the 1,000 yard and 6 mile runs; member of 4 X 880 yard and Distance Medley Relay record teams; Team Captain '71; Most Valuable Athlete '71; Pat Coburn Award Winner '71; Nominee for BSU Athlete of the Year '71; Four Year Cross Country Team Member; Team Captain'70; NAIA District 13- 16th Place; Co-Most Valuable Athlete '70; five time recipient of Excellence in Education Award; coached 43 seasons in track and field, cross country, football, and basketball at Chippewa Falls High Schools at Seneca, Wisconsin and Hendrum, Minnesota; Coached Hendrum to undefeated football season and state playoff berth in 1972; Coached two individual state champions in track and field; developed the distance program that led to 2 runner-up team titles and 8 state meet team entries in cross country; began the Chippewa Falls Middle School cross country program; developed a Jr. Olympic track and field program which had 3 state age group team championships and 4 individual national qualifiers; originated the Chippewa Valley Track Club and coached for 17 years; lead designer for a new physical education program at the Chippewa Falls Middle School; designed Driver Education programs for the Vocational - Technical Adult program and the Chippewa Falls High School, 1977- '81, '92; instituted a developmental intramural program at Seneca High School; Regional Coordinator for Track and Field Junior Olympics; active in multiple community youth and human service organizations.