Rohe Track Era All About Us!

UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE CROSS COUNTRY SEC CHAMPIONS 1963-72

THE CHUCK ROHE ERA (1962-1972)
CROSS COUNTRY

1970 Cross Country
Head Coach: Chuck Rohe Assistant Coach: Connie Smith
Season Record: 9 Wins, 1 Loss
SEC: 3rd
NCAA: Did Not Compete


Members of Tennessee’s 1970 cross country team were Captains Owen Self and Danny Zoeller, Doug Brown, Denis Flood, Bill Herron, David Houchin, Guy Kirton, Mark McDevitt, Dan O’Connor, and Norman Pelletier. As in 1969, Coach Rohe turned the cross country team over to Connie Smith for day-to-day coaching purposes and allowed him to take credit for the results


The Vols defeated Western Kentucky, Southeast Missouri, Fisk and Vanderbilt in the Old Hickory Invitational. They also defeated Western Carolina, Furman, Virginia Tech, East Tennessee State, and Tennessee Tech during the regular season, but lost a dual meet to Kentucky. They finished third in the SEC cross country meet and chose not to compete in the NCAA meets.

The 1970 SEC cross country meet was held in Birmingham, Alabama, on a 4.065 mile course. Tennessee runners finished third. It was the first time since 1962 that they had not been SEC champions. Top finishers for Tennessee were:

Place Name Time
3
4
11
14
15
20
35
Doug Brown
Bill Herron
Owen Self
Dan Zoeller
Guy Kirton
Dave Houchin
Dan O’Connor
18:39
18:42
19:09
19:21
19:24
19:40
20:11

The 1970 SEC cross country meet was held in Birmingham, Alabama, on a 4.065 mile course. Tennessee runners finished third. It was the first time since 1962 that they had not been SEC champions. Top finishers for Tennessee were:

Their finishes and times were as follows:
Place Name Time
40
113
157
Doug Brown
Guy Kirton
Bill Herron
29:16
29:59
30:21
 
 

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