Skip Houk won 11 varsity letters in track and field, boozing, and cross country between 1960 and 1965. In 1962, he was a second team All-America boxer, and by 1964, he was a national champion boxer in his weight division. He took up distance running as training for boxing, but soon excelled. In 1965, his senior year, Houk was the Far Western Conference and NCAA western regional individual cross country champion. He continued his distance running after graduation and has compiled a long list of achievements, including winning AAU 15 kilometer and 25 kilometer national championship races in 1968, and setting the AAU American record in the 50-mile event (5 hours, 15 minutes) in 1972. He has won the Denver Marathon (1978), the Lake Tahoe 72-mile run (1978), the Journal Jog (1969), and the Silver State Marathon twice (1982 and ’84). Skip remained a
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2016-17 Student Athlete of the Week
Kaleb Gorbahn recorded a runner-up finish last week at the Ram Masters Invitational. Gorbahn finished at 3-under par, four shots behind the individual winner, and did not post a round over par (69-68-70). He led the field in par 5 scoring for the tournament and was second with 15 birdies.
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