December 08, 2014
1972 Olympic 800m champion with numerous national Mile titles and world class times was one of the best at the storied distance
By Rick Schnittker
I first met Dave Wottle as a 15-year-old making a trip to the Ohio JC Summer State Meet in Canton, Ohio. I had qualified for the event with my...
October 14, 2014
“I can remember just thinking that to me it was one person wins, one person loses, but he had the perspective that I wished I had. He kind of knew that often times, it’s not you. It’s your competitors and your coach and all the other things. It all mixes together to develop a world class runner."...
June 23, 2014
Rick Schnittker, a BBTM supporter and Bowling Green alum, was inducted into the Perrysburg Schools' Hall of Fame for his track exploits during 1967-70 track seasons. His school Mile record of 4:16.4, which had been forgotten in the switch to the 1600m, was reinstated by Thomas Hosler,...
April 02, 2010
"Hands down I always preferred running the 1500 meters and the Mile...I loved the Mile, its strategy and the balance between speed and endurance."
From Gary Cohen, garycohenrunning.com
Dave Wottle won the 1972 Olympic 800 meter gold medal in Munich, Germany by 0.03 seconds in a time of...
June 18, 1973
Dave Wottle defends Mile title, sets NCAA Meet record of 3:57.1 and leads 7 others under 4 minutes in Baton Rouge
By Ron Reid, Sports Illustrated
As track meets go the 52nd NCAA Championships at Baton Rouge last week was certain to generate a bunch of new records. Not so much for athletic...