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Roy Gummerson

Mr. Gummerson was a Track and Cross Country official for 40 years. He began coaching Track and Cross Country in 1940 at Woodruff High School. In 1952, his Woodruff team won the State Cross Country championship. He then moved to Oak Park-River Forest in 1955 and coached there until 1976. Mr. Gummerson officiated at all levels and in the late 1940's he and others were instrumental in founding the State Cross Country meet and was a State Meet official until the early 1980's. Roy served these sports in numerous capacities. He has served as Chair of the State Track and Field Advisory Committee, a member of the National Federation Board of Track and Field, and served as its Chair. Mr. Gummerson has received many honors for his work, among those being, Honorary Referee of the State Track and Field meet, Grand Marshall of the 100 year Celebration of Track in Illinois. He is also a Member of the following Halls of Fame: Peoria County, Bradley University, ITCCA, Oak Park High School Coaches, Village of Oak Park and Woodruff High School.