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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Krysta Palmer

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Junior Krysta Palmer won both diving events in Nevada's dual victory over San Jose State on Jan. 24. She won the 1-meter dive with a score of 340.35, the second-best mark of her career and more than 60 points better than second place. She then broke the school record in the 3-meter dive with a mark of 415.58.


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