Jack Cook (1968-88/ Coach of Men's Cross Country, Track)





Jack Cook retired in July 1988 after 21 years as Nevada’s head track and cross country coach. He guided his cross country teams to ten conference championships (seven West Coast Athletic and three Big Sky) and his track teams to six conference titles (three WCAC and three Big Sky). He was undefeated in collegiate cross country dual meets (58-0) and coached 23 All-America athletes in the two sports. Cook has been Big Sky Coach of the Year three times each in cross country and in track, paralleling his championships (1981, 82, and 84 in track, 79, 80, and 83 in cross country). He was District Seven (Rocky Mountain area) coach of the year in track in 1984.

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Fiyin Olusola

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The sophomore ran to an event win in the 100m hurdles Saturday afternoon at the Hornet Invite. The California native clocked in at 13.62 seconds. Her time in the event is a personal record and also ranks as the second-fastest time in the Nevada all-time outdoor record book. It is the best time in the Mountain West so far this outdoor season by a full second.

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