Letter: Mike Kishimoto earns praise
That was a nice and a well-deserved article about Mike Kishimoto in the Sports section of the June 19 PI.
Mike became interested in track and field when his daughter Jennifer was a youngster at Glenwood Elementary School and was beating the boys in running races. Later, she was a state champion in the 300-meter hurdles her freshman year in high school and placed in the top two or three in the same event at state her other three years in high school. She then went on to a successful college running career at Northern Colorado University in Greeley.
Although never a runner himself, Mike went to coaching clinics and became a volunteer coach for the Springers Track Club, and has run the club for the past several years, and if it weren’t for Mike we probably wouldn’t still have a youth track club in the area. He has also been an assistant track coach at GSHS where he helped many young sprinters and hurdlers achieve their dreams.
Any time there is a track meet in the area for kids, or a road race for adults, there is Mike, always helping out. He is often accompanied by his wife, Connie.
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