Rohe Track Era All About Us!

UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE CROSS COUNTRY SEC CHAMPIONS 1963-72

THE CHUCK ROHE ERA (1962-1972)
CROSS COUNTRY

1962 Cross Country
Head Coach: Chuck Rohe
Regular Season Record: 3 Wins, 5 Losses
SEC: Fifth

Members of Tennessee’s 1962 varsity cross country team were Bill Beall, Rick Fowler, Ronnie Hart, Bill Lawkins, Winston Russell, Tom Scott, and Joe Spann. They ended the regular season with 3 wins and 5 losses, defeating Tennessee Tech, Alabama, and Berea, and losing to Cumberland, Virginia Tech, Georgia Tech, Kentucky, and Furman.

The Vols finished fifth in the 1962 SEC Cross Country Championships. The meet was held in Atlanta, Georgia, on a 4.4 mile course. Tennessee’s first five finishers over the 4.4 mile course were as follows: Tom Scott remembers the 1962 cross country season:

Tom Scott remembers the 1962 cross country season:

I well remember the start of cross country practice in the fall. It coincided with the
peak of hay fever season, and so, between sneezes, I was trying to do the
hardest workouts that I could imagine. They were hard on my feet too. Within a
few days I could count some 22 blisters strategically placed about everywhere. I'll
have to admit I was briefly tempted to quit. But the truth is I was having too much
fun to let a little pain get in the way. Coach Rohe, of course, was a fabulous
recruiter, and it was a privilege to run alongside so many great athletes. No one
doubted we were going to be really good when all the Rohe recruits were eligible
to compete on the varsity.


The Vols ended the regular season with wins over Tennessee Tech, Alabama, and
Berea, and losses to Cumberland, Virginia Tech, Georgia Tech, Kentucky, and Furman.
They ended the cross country season with a fifth place finish in the 1962 SEC Cross
Country Championships.

The SEC cross country meet was held in Atlanta, Georgia. Tennessee’s first five
finishers over the 4.4 mile course were as follows:
Place Name Time
9
13
17
39
42
Tom Scott
Bill Beall
Bill Lawkins
Joe Spann
Rick Fowler
21:38
22:23
22:43
24:36
25:26
 
 

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