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Nick Schwartz
The Centralia Sports Hall of Fame
1996 Individual Award Winner


 

Becoming a state champion in the 1600m (mile) was the culmination of a stellar running career at Centralia High School for Nick Schwartz. The title, in a time of 4:14:84, (1988) was the first track championship for a C.H.S. athlete in 26 years. 

While at C.H.S. Schwartz was a three time 1600m champion in the South Seven as well as the Sectional. He also ran on four conference champion relay teams and two Sectional champion relay teams as well as being Sectional 3200m champion.

Schwartz finished tenth at the 1986 state cross country meet as the team finished seventh. In 1987, he was named All-State for finishing seventh in the state cross country meet. 

In 1988, he was named “Male Athlete of the Year” at C.H.S., and also received the Lew Hartzog Award as the top track performer in Southern Illinois. Schwartz continued his running career at S.I.U. 

In 1991 and 1992, he was Missouri Valley Conference champion in the 1000m, 1600m, and 3200m relay. In 1992, he was named MVC Athlete of the Meet as he set a record in the 1000m at 2:26:66.

 
 

 

 

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