ARKANSAS TRACK & FIELD HALL OF FAME, 2003 INDUCTEES
1973 - Class AAA State Champion Shot Put - 61' 5" (state class record), 1974 - Class AAA State Champion Shot Put - 65' 6" (state class record), Meet of Champions Shot Put winner - 65' 10" (overall state record), National High School Shot Put Champion - 69' 8", High School All-American, 1977 - NAIA Outdoor Shot Put Champion, 1979 - NAIA Indoor Shot Put Champion, NAIA Outdoor Shot Put Champion, 6 Time NAIA Track and Field All-American.
An eight-time all-american in cross country and track, Drossin's arrival at Arkansas coincidedwith the Lady Razorbacks' rise to No. 1 in the cross country polls and three NCAA runner-upfinishes. She was the 1992 NCAA cross country national runner-up. At the 1996 OutdoorChampionships, Drossin was the 3,000 runner-up to teammate Megan Flowers and third inthe 5,000. Drossin earned her eighth all-america honor with a fifth-place run in the 10,000.Her SEC titles include the 1991 and 1992 cross country championships, the 1993, 1994, and1996 indoor 5,000 and the 1993 outdoor 3,000 and 5,000. She was the SEC Female Athlete of the Year for cross country in 1992 and 1993.
Long time and current coach of boys and girls track and field and cross country at Russellville High School. Outdoor teams have won ten conference championships. Teams have won ten statechampionships and twelve times runners-up in cross country, indoor and outdoor track. Selected Cross Country Coach of the Year in 1976 by National High School Coaches Association. Selected State Coach of the Year in 2001-2002 for Cross Country and Track by the National Federation Athletic Coaches Association. Arkansas High School Coaches Association Cross Country Coach of the Yearin 1997 & 2001. Arkansas High School Coaches Association Track Coach of the Year in 2002. Chaired and served on the AAA Track and Field Advisory Committee for several years. Selected as Arkansas' Head Coach Men's Team forthe Arkansas-Oklahoma All-Star Meet in 1994. Meet Coordinator for NAIA National Outdoor Championships in 1986and 1987. Inducted in National High School Athletic Coaches Hall of Fame in 1998. Boys Teams won the AAAAATriple Crown by winning State Championships in cross country, indoor, and outdoor track in 2001-2002.
Before becoming a coach at Arkansas, Redwine has placed his name in the Razorback history books as a 400m, 600y and 800mrunner from 1980-83. Redwine was a four-time All-American and was named UA's Outstanding Track Athlete all four of his yearsin Fayetteville. During his freshman season, he captured the Southwest Conference Championship in the indoor 600-yard run(1:10.52) and was a member of the outdoor conference champion 1,600m relay team. The next year, Redwine once again becamethe 600-yard run champion, improving his time to 1:09.97. As a senior, he was a three-time conference champion in the 800mrun (1:50.15), 880-yard run (1:50.96) and the mile relay (3:14.69). Redwine still ranks among the Razorbacks' top 10 in sixevents, which includes anchoring the school's record-setting sprint medley relay team (3:15.10) at the Penn Relays in 1983, which now ranks as the second-best time in history. Redwine owns the fourth-best time in school history in 800m at 1:46.13. In addition,he also ranks fourth in the outdoor 400m dash and was a participant in several top-10 relay performances for the Razorbacks. Hestill holds fourth, seventh and eighth-best times in the outdoor 1600m relay record book and the second, sixth and ninth best timesin the outdoor DMR. For his achievements, Redwine was inducted into the University of Arkansas Hall of Honor.
During a coaching career spanning 43 years, George Henry coached over 5,000 athletes,with 115 earning collegiate athletic scholarships. His track and field teams won twoState Championships, two AIC Track and Field titles and one AIC Cross Country title.Henry twice honored as NAIA District 17 and NAIA Area V "Track Coach of the Year".In 1977 George Henry was honored as the first Arkansan to be inducted into the NAIANational Track and Field Hall of Fame. Coach Henry was also inducted into theUniversity of the Ozarks Sports Hall of Fame in 1991.
Awards: '92 USA Olympic Team - Barcelona Games 5000m; Eight-Time All-American in Track & Cross Country;Seven Time SWC (Southwest Conference) Champion; Two-Time NCAA National 3000m Indoor Champion - '90, '91;'91 USA World Championships Team - Tokyo 5000m; '92 Indoor Grand Prix Champion 3000m;'93 Olympic Festival Champion 5000m; '94 Indoor Grand Prix Champion 3000m;Four-Time Millrose Games 3000m Champ - '91, '92, '94, '95; '94 USA National Cross Country Champion;'95 USA National Cross Country Runner-up; '96 USA National Cross Country Champion;Arkansas Road 5K Record Holder 13:26 - July 5, 1992; Arkansas Road 10K Record Holder 28:57 - October 1990.
Personal Bests: 800m - 1:52.1 - High School - April 1985; 1500m - 3:40.81 - Belfast, N. Ireland - July 16, 1990;1 Mile - 3:57.08 - Fayetteville, Arkansas - January 25, 1991; 3000m - 7:43.02 - Nice, France - July 15, 1991; 5000m - 13:24.78 - Oslo, Norway - July 6, 1991; 10,000m - 28:31 - Mt. SAC Relays - April 1997.
Harry Y. Denson
Coach Denson coached at Crossett from 1952 to 1963 and built their first track. His last 7 years at Crossett saw no less than a secondplace finish in the State Meet and Crossett earned its first State Championship in 1958. At UAM, from 1966 to 1988, he coached 16All-Americans, UAM's only two individual National Champions, and 3 athletes who competed in the Olympic Trials. Coach Densonoversaw the enlarging of the UAM track from 7 to 8 lanes and the adding of an all-weather surface which allowed UAM to host the AICChampionship Meet during his last year with the school. That meet halted UAM's 14 year home track meet winning streak.In 1980 Coach Denson was listed as one of Arkansas' outstanding track coaches in George S. Jones' book "History of the FirstSeventy-Five Years of High School Track and Field in Arkansas."Coached 11 years at Crossett, 1 year at West Memphis, and 23 years at UAM.Hewas a WWII veteran and a Deacon at 1st Baptist Church in Monticello and passed away in 1993 at the age of 66.While atUAM he coached Damon Martin who now coaches men's and women's track and cross country at Adam's State College in Alamosa,Colorado and is a 12-time National Coach of the Year.Coach Denson was an all-around athlete in high schooland college. He was Warren's outstanding athlete in 1945 and started at center for LRJC's 1949 National Champion Football Team.