Aquinas coach pens book about City League’s track history
Aquinas coach pens book about City League’s track history

Jane Bos | The Grand Rapids Press, May 03, 2009 1:18 a.m.

GRAND RAPIDS — Did you know the City League’s illustrious track and field competitive run began in 1928 at Garfield Park as a regional event?

Or how about this one: After using South Field for some of its events, too, the City League meet finally moved to Houseman Field in 1935, where it stayed for more than seven decades before the league disbanded after the 2007-08 school year.

It’s facts like these, as well as results and stars and championship teams, that Dave Wood knows.

Wood, a 1972 graduate of Union who still holds the City League record in the 1,600-meter run (4 minutes, 12.3 seconds), is making sure everyone knows, too.

Currently the track and field coach at Aquinas College, Wood is writing a book about the history of track and field in the City League.

He will include historical information on Houseman Field, as well as all City meet results since the league’s inception 80 years ago.

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