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John Polka

Teaching and coaching at Fenwick High School since 1966
IHSA official since 1974
USTF Master Official since 1976
Have worked many national and international meets
Head Starter for University of Chicago
1996 inducted into the Chicago Catholic League HOF
2001 inducted into Illinois Track & Cross Country coaches HOF

State Final official from 1992-2001 as assistant starter, head starter A, AA and referee
Head AA starter for the 100th year of IHSA Track & Field in IL
IHSA honorary referee 2004
NFHS officials association outstanding Track & Field Official Award for Illinois 2001

Present Positions

Member of the IHSA advisory committee for officials and track & field
IHSA rules interpreter for Track & Field
IHSA clinician for Track & Field
Meet manager for both Girls and Boys state meet