Hanford Champion
Year: 1985
Team: Cross Country (Boys)
Name: John Keating
State Meet - Third Place
John competed for the Falcons in three (3) Washington State Cross Country Championships under Coach Gene Dudley. As a freshman, his team finished 14th. As a junior, he finished 6th individually, improving to 3rd place his senior season. John set freshman, junior, and senior school records for Cross Country (5000 meters), running 17:01, 15:55, and 15:43 respectively. John was the first Hanford athlete to break 16 minutes at the 5K distance. Only two Falcons in history have broken 16 minutes for 5K (John Keating-1984, Adam Tenforde-1997), both during their junior seasons.