Sue Parry McRoberts and I ran Division One Track & Field for the University of Missouri-Columbia. We both had the honor to be coached by THE BEST coaches in the Big 12 conference and surround ourselves with Olympians every day. I think I can speak for the both of us, we had a great time "back in the day"! Now Coach Sue is inspiring new and young athletes at the Dimple Dell Fitness and Recreational Center in Utah. If you don't know what to expect from your child's coach, read what my friend Sue has to say and how coaches inspired her!
I have been running consistently for over 20 years. I ran track at Rolla High School in Missouri and went to state in the 400m, 800m, 1-mile relay and 2-mile relay. I medaled in the 800m twice. I was the AAU National Champion in the 1000m indoor. After high school I ran at the University of Missouri-Columbia. I participated in the 400m, 600m, 800m and 1000m. I enjoyed running at the Division 1 level. I met so many people and got to visit so many places. I got to know people who went on to compete in the Olympics, coach Division 1 schools and work in all kinds of athletic venues.
Every young athlete that knows me knows that they come first and I really don't care what place they finished at. I want everyone to have fun and fall in love with track. I want to inspire kids to try new things, have fun with other athletes, discover the joy of all things track and grow up to be active, healthy adults!
Sue, thank you for sharing your passion for running and coaching. You are an all around class act! Keep moving forward and I miss seeing you Sue!