GPSA Locations

GPSA Office
P.O. Box 413
Pueblo, CO 81002

GPSA Room
Massari Arena
Colo State Univ.- Pueblo
Pueblo, CO 81007

Hall of Fame Wall
Thatcher Building (Main Floor)
5th and Main
Pueblo, CO 81003

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Monday, 25 September 2017

GPSA Meetings

Below is a list of remaining meetings dates for the GPSA during the 2017 calendar year. All meeting held on the third Monday from Jan. to May and Aug. through Nov. in the GPSA at Massari Arena. Dates are subject to change if necessary.

 Oct 16 Nov. 20 

GPSA Banquet

What:   Annual  Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
When:  Wednesday, November 15, 2017 (7 p.m.)
Where: Fortino Ballroom, Pueblo Community College

Application Deadline

The deadline for nominations each year is Aug. 1.  Go to the Application Tab above to download and fill out an application today.

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Jeff Arnold

High School: Attended Pueblo Central and graduated in 1959...Wrestled two seasons at 145 lbs for the Wildcats...Was a state qualifier in 1959...Arnold beat Gary Steves from Westminster by decision (3-2) and lost to DeVere Henderson of Loveland (by decision), who placed third at state.

College: Attended the Colorado School of Mines for a year (1959-1960) before transferring to the University of Colorado (1960-1963 and 1967-1969)...Posted a dual match record 13-3-1...Rocky Mountain A.A.U. Champion (1962 and 1963) and finished Runner-up in 1967...National A.A.U. 4th place finisher, 3rd American, Greco Roman 1962, All-American...Great Plains A.A.U. 3rd place finisher 1967.

Running: Open Cross Country race Golden, CO - finished ninth in 1959...After being discharged from the army Feb. 1966, Arnold ran 10K Littleton, CO July 1966 and at least two races every year after that except 2003 when he had hip replacement surgery... Jeff also participated in the Pikes Peak Marathon and Ascent 1966, 1968-1984, 1986-1989, recording a best time 4:41:25 round trip 1983, ascent 3:00:43 in 1980 (1973 ascent 2:54:27, probably a shorter course), descent 1:40:24 in 1983...Arnold ran the Mount Evans Marathon twice. Flat Marathons: Albuquerque 1970, Tacoma 1972, Portales 1973, Mile High 1973, 1974, 1978, River Trail 1984. Best time 1984 3:01:15. Numerous Road Race Runs from 1966 through 2002. Best times 3 miles 16:56 1970; 10K 37:05; 10 miles 63+...Notable non-race runs: Mauna Loa, Hawaii...Rainbow Trail near Salida to near Westcliffe (estimated at 44 miles, with Stone Wasowicz and Paula Trater, about 13 hours).

Bicycling: Finished third and fourth in Colorado United State Cycling Federation time trials, veterans division...Fourth in the Colorado championship road race, veterans division... Jeff competed in several road races, time trials and criterium races along the front range.

Mountain Climbing: Jeff has conquered 15 of Colorado’s fourteeners and Popcatepatl in Mexico.

Rock Climbing: Three Flatirons, the Maiden, Bishop, near ascent of Shiprock.

Endurance Horse Riding: First place Heavyweight Division (rider and saddle over 211 pounds) 50 miler 1997...Also rode alone 44 miles from his house south of Avondale to Colorado City across several ranches and rural roads except for the last few miles on Hwy 165.

Cross Country Ski Racing: Finished only ski race, a 10K, finished in upper fourth of entrants.

Coaching Background: Served as the Cross Country coach at Pueblo County High School (PCHS) for 28 years (1972-2000)...Was an Assistant coach for 33 years... Led his teams to two fifth place state finishes 1974 and 1982 and a seventh place showing in 1981...Arnold worked closely with PCHS wrestler Jerome Howes, when he won the State Championship in 1990...Currently coaching at Rye High School.

College Runners Coached: John Montoya Paula Trater, Steve Cathcart, Stone Wasowicz, Paul Koch, Laci Roberts, Jeff Wooten, Kyle Reno, Brad Winn and Crystal Berndt.

Contributions: Race Organizing and Measuring: Race director of the Diet Pepsi 10K's...Organized numerous handicap races for the old Southern Colorado Striders...Measured most of the Spring Runoff Courses...Race Director and Southern Colorado Runners liaison for many smaller races...Co-directed with Joe Garcia the first Region 10 Junior Olympic cross country meet ever held in Colorado in 1976 on the campus of then SCSC....Did fundraising and took a team of 20 to the 1976 Junior Olympic Nationals in St. Louis...Jeff has taken local runners to State and Region 10 cross country meets many times...President the first two years of the Southern Colorado Runners...Vice-President three times and board member continuously since the beginning.

Publications: Wrote two articles published in "Runner's World" in 1973 and 1974...One in "The Harrier 2002" as well as numerous pieces in The Pueblo Chieftain, The Greenhorn Valley News, The Valley View and Footprints, the newsletter of the Southern Colorado Runners.

Personal: Lives in Avondale, CO.

 

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