UT Track: 1964-1965; Distance Runner (XC, 880, Mile, Two Mile); Team Captain (1965); SEC Champion — Two-Mile Outdoor (1964), Two-Mile Indoor (1965); Mile Indoor (1965); Two-Mile Relay Indoor (1965); Member of National USTFF XC Championship Team (1964, Placed 3rd); Member of Winning Team at Calloway Gardens Invitational XC Meet (1964, Placed 1st); Most Valuable at Florida Relays (1964); Most Valuable at VMI Relays (1964); Orange Bowl Invitational Mile Champion (1964); Georgia AAU Mile Champion (1964); Winnipeg Invitational Mile (1964, Placed 2nd, lost to Jim Irons the Canadian National Champion).
Military Service: USMC; 1965-1969; Captain; Field Artillery; Kilo Battery, 5th Battalion, 11 Marine Regiment 1st Marine Division.
Vietnam: September 25, 1966 to October 26, 1967 (1 year and 1 month and 1 a day); advanced from 2nd Lieutenant to Captain during the 13 months in Vietnam; was a Forward Observer for first three months in country, living with a Montagnard tribe and working with a Korean Recon team on Nui Tron Mountain overlooking an access to the Ho Chi Ming Trail; was later in charge of embarkation of 5th Battalion by ship in the South China Sea from Chu Li to Da Nang; was in charge of the Kilo Battery Fire Direction Center for about 8 months; and stood watch at 5th Battalion Fire Direction Center for about a month. Upon returning from Vietnam was assigned to the Athletic Department at Quantico; ran for the Quantico Marine Track team; and helped plan and coordinate the Quantico Relays.
Medals: Combat Action Ribbon; Vietnam Service Metal w/I Star; Republic of Vietnam Campaign Metal w/Device; Navy Commendation Metal w/Device; and Cross of Gallantry w/Bronze Star; Expert Badge for 45 Caliber Pistol.
Post-UT Track: Finished 3rd in the Steeplechase at the All Service Meet in 1968 behind Bill O’Reilly (USMC) and Pat Traynor (Air Force); both of whom went on to make the Olympic team. Won the National Triathlon in 1966 (2 mile run, shooting pistol, 200 meters swimming while at Fort Sill Artillery School; this was the qualifying meet for the National Pentathlon Training Center where instructors taught the other two events — fencing and equestrian; had orders for Vietnam so did not get to go)