Mark Winzenried (2005)

Track

  • Competed internationally in world class competitions from age 18-25 in 24 foreign countries
  • Set 800 meter stadium records in Helsinki, Stockholm and Berlin Olympic stadiums
  • Recorded World class 800 meter victories in Oslo, Stockholm, Helsinki, Munih, Berlin, Rome, Milan, Barcelona, Edinburgh and other major European, African, and Caribbean events
  • 1968 Set Junior World Record in 600 meters (1:14.8) which still stands today
  • Three-time NCAA Champion at 880 yards
  • Six-time ALL-AMERICAN
  • Five-time Big 10 Champion
  • Recorded UW and Big 10 All-Time bests in the 600M, 660 yard, 800M, 880 yard, 1000M, 1000 yard and mile
  • 1968 U.S. Track & Field Federation Champion at 880 yards
  • 1968 Finished third in the 880 at U.S. Olympic trials
  • 1970 Named outstanding athlete of the San Francisco Examiner meet
  • 1970 Member of U.S. National team which toured Europe that summer
  • 1971 UW team captain
  • 1971 Set UW outdoor record at 800M (1:45.6)
  • 1972-81 World Record Holder for 1,000 yards (2:05.01)
  • 1972 First athlete from Wisconsin to break four minutes in mile (3:59.6) Los Angeles Coliseum
  • Anchored UW two mile relay to an indoor world record with the fastest indoor split ever run (1:45.2)

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