Big Eight Conference Men's Outdoor Track and Field Championship History
Sponsored by the Big Eight Conference (19081996)
A number of schools participated in the men's outdoor track and field championship that were not a conference member at the time. They are still listed as having sponsored the sport in the conference for the years that they participated.
School Sponsored Seasons Total Championships Best Finish (Year(s)) Year Champion Head Coach
Colorado 19481996 0 2nd (1948, 1949, 1950, 1957) 1908 Iowa State Jack Watson
Iowa State 19081996 13 1st (numerous) 1909 Grinnell C. E. Fisher
Kansas 19081996 32 1st (numerous) 1910 Kansas W. O. Hamilton
Kansas State 19131916; 19181944; 19461996 1 1st (1919) 1911 Missouri T. E. Jones
Missouri 19081996 15 1st (numerous) 1912 Missouri T. E. Jones
Nebraska 19081996 21 1st (numerous) 1913 Missouri Henry F. Schulte
Oklahoma 1921; 19241996 5 1st (numerous) 1914 Chicago Amos Alonzo Stagg
Oklahoma State 19251928; 19581996 0 2nd (1959, 1960) 1915 Missouri Henry F. Schulte
Drake 19081910; 19121920; 19221928 0 3rd (1908, 1915) 1916 Missouri Henry F. Schulte
Grinnell 19191921; 19231928 0 3rd (1924) 1917 Missouri Henry F. Schulte
Iowa 1908, 19101911 0 7th (1908, 1910) 1918 Missouri Henry F. Schulte
Washington 19081914; 1918; 19201928 0 2nd (1924) 1919 Kansas State J. Schulte
1920 Missouri Robert I. Simpson
1921 Nebraska Henry F. Schulte
This is a table of non conference member participation. For various years from 1909 through 1924 this occurred. 1922 Nebraska Henry F. Schulte
1923 Nebraska Henry F. Schulte
School Sponsored Seasons Total Championships Best Finish (Year(s)) 1924 Nebraska Henry F. Schulte
American School of Osteopathy 19181920 0 T3rd (1918) 1925 Missouri Robert I. Simpson
Baker 1918, 1922 0 T7th (1922) 1926 Nebraska Henry F. Schulte
Central Wesleyan 1922 0 10th (1922) 1927 Kansas Dr. H. J. Huff
Chicago 1914 1 1st (1914) 1928 Kansas Dr. H. J. Huff
Chadron 1924 0 14th (1924) 1929 Nebraska Henry F. Schulte
Coe College 19101912 0 4th (1911) 1930 Kansas Dr. H. J. Huff
Colorado* 1914 0 3rd (1914) 1931 Kansas Brutus Hamilton
Des Moines University 19111912; 19191920 0 5th (1911) 1932 Nebraska Henry F. Schulte
Emporia 1924 0 10th (1924) 1933 Nebraska Henry F. Schulte
Fairmont 19151916; 1918 0 7th (1915) 1934 Kansas Bill Hargiss
Grinnell** 19091912; 19161917 1 1st (1909) 1935 Oklahoma John Jacobs
Hendrix 1921 0 11th (1921) 1936 Nebraska Henry F. Schulte
Illinois 1913 0 T4th (1913) 1937 Nebraska Henry F. Schulte
Kansas Teachers College 1923 0 T8th (1923) 1938 Missouri Chauncey G. Simpson
Kansas Wesleyan 1922 0 11th (1922) 1939 Nebraska Ed Weir, Sr.
Morningside College 19111912 0 8th (1912) 1940 Nebraska Ed Weir, Sr.
Northwestern 19131914 0 7th (1914) 1941 Nebraska Ed Weir, Sr.
Oklahoma State*** 1921 0 T9th (1921) 1942 Nebraska Ed Weir, Sr.
Pittsburg Teachers College 19211922; 1924 0 7th (1924) 1943 Missouri Chauncey G. Simpson
Purdue 1913 0 6th (1913) 1944 Iowa State George Bretnall
Rolla School of Mines 1914 0 T9th (1914) 1945 Iowa State George Bretnall
Simpson College 1912; 19161917; 1919 0 7th (1917) 1946 Kansas Bill Easton
Southwestern 1914; 19191920 0 8th (1920) 1947 Missouri Tom Botts
South Dakota 1909 0 7th (1909) 1948 Missouri Tom Botts
Stanford 1914 0 2nd (1914) 1949 Missouri Tom Botts
Tulane 19131914 0 10th (1913) 1950 Nebraska Ed Weir, Sr.
Tarkio 1924 0 12th (1924) 1951 Missouri Tom Botts
Westminster 1918 0 11th (1918) 1952 Kansas Bill Easton
1953 Kansas Bill Easton
1954 Kansas Bill Easton
1955 Kansas Bill Easton
1956 Kansas Bill Easton
*Colorado was not a member of the conference in 1914, but would ultimately go on to join the conference. 1957 Kansas Bill Easton
**Grinnell was not a member of the conference during 19091912 and 19161917. They would ultimately go on to join the conference. 1958 Kansas Bill Easton
***Oklahoma State was not a member of the conference in 1921, but would ultimately go on to join the conference. 1959 Kansas Bill Easton
1960 Kansas Bill Easton
1961 Oklahoma Bill Carroll
1962 Oklahoma Bill Carroll
1963 Kansas Bill Easton
1964 Kansas Bill Easton
1965 Kansas Bill Easton
1966 Nebraska Frank Sevigne
1967 Kansas Bob Timmons
1968 Kansas Bob Timmons
1969 Kansas Bob Timmons
1970 Kansas Bob Timmons
1971 Kansas Bob Timmons
1972 Kansas Bob Timmons
1973 Kansas Bob Timmons
1974 Kansas Bob Timmons
1975 Kansas Bob Timmons
1976 Kansas Bob Timmons
1977 Oklahoma* J. D. Martin
1978 Oklahoma J. D. Martin
1979 Kansas Bob Timmons
1980 Kansas Bob Timmons
1981 Iowa State Bill Bergan
1982 Kansas Bob Timmons
1983 Iowa State Bill Bergan
1984 Iowa State Bill Bergan
1985 Iowa State Bill Bergan
1986 Iowa State Bill Bergan
1987 Nebraska Gary Pepin
1988 Iowa State Bill Bergan
1989 Nebraska Gary Pepin
1990 Nebraska Gary Pepin
1991 Iowa State Bill Bergan
1992 Iowa State Bill Bergan
1993 Iowa State Steve Lynn
1994 Iowa State Steve Lynn
1995 Nebraska Gary Pepin
1996 Nebraska Gary Pepin
= Denotes a co-champion.
* = Denotes Kansas forfeited 1977 championship after athlete ruled ineligible.
Sources
2011 Missouri Valley Conference Men's Track and Field media guide (For the years 1908 through 1928)
2009 Oklahoma Sooners Track & Field Media Guide; Section 8 - Oklahoma Records
198889 Big Eight Conference Records Book; 82nd Year; 28th Edition
Iowa State Track and Field Record Book