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On This Day in History | 1967

June 17, 2016
Ogden Missouri
Ogden leads the famous Jim Ryun in this undated photo

On this day 49 years ago, Glenn Ogden ’65 took 2nd place in the 3 mile run at the NCAA Championships, held at Brigham Young University. The former Blue and White star clocked in at a scorching 13:58.6 to earn the runner-up finish in a field of the nation’s 13 best distance runners, despite being only a sophomore.

When he graduated from University of Missouri in 1969, Ogden left behind an incredible running legacy. In cross country he finished undefeated in dual meets in 1966. In 1967 he became an All-American, finishing 15th in the NCAA Championships (32:20) to help the Tigers place 6th. That same year he helped Mizzou wins its first Conference Cross Country Championship in 38 years. In indoor track he finished 3rd at the 1967 Big 8 Championship in the 3 mile in 14:43.

In outdoor track he won the 1968 Conference Championship in the 5,000 yard run (14:15.3) and defended his crown a year later in 13:57.6. In 1969 he was named team captain and finished 4th in the 3 mile run at the NCAA Championships.

His name still dots the Missouri Track record book. He is the owner of the second-best 2 mile (8:46.0), the third-best 3 mile (13:42.8), and the fourth-best 5,000 yard run (13:57.6) in school history.


1967 NCAA 3 Mile Championship Top 5

1.Gerry LindgrenWashington State13:47.8
2.Glenn OgdenMissouri13:58.6
3.George ScottNew Mexico14:01.6
4.Oscar MooreSouthern Illinois14:05.2
5.Tom HeinonenMinnesota14:07.2


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