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Van Steckelberg

Van has been involved with Track and Field and Cross Country since 1959 and during that time, Van has been an athlete, coach and official.  Van recently retired in the Spring of 2016 after 39 years.  During Van’s career, he has worked numerous Regional and Sectional and State Final Cross Country meets and numerous Sectional and State Final Track and Field meets.  Van was a long-time fixture at the Peoria Journal Star Honor Roll Meet where he served as a Starter for 25 years.  In addition, Van was a Charter Member of the Illinois Track and Cross Country Officials Association and served as a Section Leader for 15 years.  Van was known for his efficiency in Officiating Tracks and Field meets.  Coaches understood that if Van was there, the meet would run on schedule and the athletes would be treated fairly.