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Gail Borton

Mr. Borton began his career in Track during high school and was a member of the Eastern Illinois University Track team from 1951 to 1954, serving as Captain in 1954. From 1954 to 1956, he served in the U.S. Army. While in Okinawa, he was selected to be on the Special Services Track Team and competed against the Japanese Olympic team as they prepared for the 1956 Olympics. Gail first registered as an official in 1953 and has been registered for 53 years. He has worked as an Official at the State meet since 1958, the first 15 years as a Pole Vault judge. In his 49 years at the State meet, Gail has been a Starter, Assistant Meet Referee and Meet Referee for both, Boys and Girls, Class A and AA.