Stony Brook’s boys’ track tradition is defined by excellence. Winning 28 League Championships and multiple Conference Championships, Stony Brook runners have been a mainstay among Long Island’s elite. However, for two Brookers, their greatest achievements extended beyond the Fitch Field circuit. Stony Brook Hall of Famers Robin Lingle ’60 and Glenn Ogden ’65 enjoyed stellar careers for the University of Missouri Tigers and, though they crossed the finish line more than 40 years ago, their times are still prominent on Mizzou’s all-time record list. The tandem also won a combined nine Big Eight Conference Championships during their collegiate careers.
The University of Missouri’s Track & Field Record List
|#1||Robin Lingle||2:07.6||March 1965||Track & Field Federation Championships|
Lingle defended his Federation Championship with this time in Milwaukee, WI, which also broke the American record in the event. The milestone still stands at Missouri.
A Roundup of the Sports Information of the Week
Robin Lingle of the University of Missouri, who ran the fastest 1,000 indoors this season (2:07.3), and John Camien of Emporia State, who equaled his best mile time (4:01.7), were the only defending champions who repeated at the U.S. Track and field federation championships in Milwaukee.
~ Sports Illustrated March 29, 1965
|#2||Robin Lingle||3:42.0||June 20, 1964||NCAA Championships|
Lingle ran this time in “Track Town, USA,” Eugene, OR. It took 11 years for this record to be bested.
|#2||Robin Lingle||4:00.3||May 22, 1965||Midwest T & F Federation Championships|
It took eight years for this milestone to be broken by a mere 0.7 seconds after Lingle scorched the track in Kansas City, KS. Had he broken the four-minute barrier, he would have been only the tenth American to do so.
A Roundup of the Sport Information of the Week
Robin Lingle of Missouri ran the fastest college mile of the year (4:00.3) at the Midwest Federation championships in Kansas City.
~ Sports Illustrated May 31, 1965
Two Mile Run
|#1||Glenn Ogden||8:46.0||June 3, 1967||Central Collegiate Championships|
Three Mile Run
|#3||Glenn Ogden||13:42.8||April 20, 1968||Dual meet vs. Kansas|
|#4||Glenn Ogden||14:10.8||April 20, 1968||Dual meet vs. Kansas|
4 x 800-Meter Relay
|#2||Robin Lingle||7:17.8||April 25, 1965|
This relay team, anchored by Lingle, set the American record in the event with this remarkable time. It took 36 years for another Missouri team to break this record by a slim 1.03 seconds.
|1964||Robin Lingle||2:11.7 (Indoor)|
|1965||Robin Lingle||2:09.8 (Indoor)|
|1964||Robin Lingle||4:10.0 (Indoor)|
|1965||Robin Lingle||4:08.9 (Indoor)|