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Kevin Ryan, a native of Cleveland, earned four letters in both cross country and track at BGSU. He earned All-America honors three times in the latter sport, including twice in 1980, his final season. That year, he was the MAC champion in the 1,500 meters, advancing to the NCAA Championships where he placed fifth. Ryan still holds the second fastest time in school history in that event, behind only Dave Wottle. He was the second BGSU runner in history (again after Wottle) to run a sub-four-minute mile, and earned All-America laurels in the mile during the 1980 indoor season.

Photo Courtesy: BGSU Athletic Department Ryan also was part of a fifth-place national finish the previous year, as he ran on the 1979 distance medley team which placed fifth in the NCAA.. He was a member of four different BGSU school-record relay teams, and still holds the BGSU indoor record in the 1,320 yards, with a time of 2:57.5.

In cross country, Ryan was the 1978 MAC champion after finishing eighth the previous season. He won two dual meets as a sophomore and the Miami dual as a junior.

Ryan placed third in the 1,500 meters at The Athletics Congress meet in 1980 and qualified for the Olympic Trials, finishing eighth.

(Information on this page courtesy bgsufalcons.com press release, August 13, 2001.)

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