Jeff Drenth
Jeff Drenth

Cross country and track

Inducted in 1997

A two-time MAC cross country champion who was also a standout in track, Drenth is considered one of the top long distance men in Chippewa history ... led CMU to the MAC championship in 1982 with a first-place finish in cross country and then won the MAC crown again in '83, breaking his own record from the previous year ... was the MAC's lone NCAA qualifier both years, earning All-American laurels in '84 ... placed in the MAC outdoor track championships from 1981-83 ... earned All-American honors in the national cross country meet in '84 after college and represented the USA in a meet with Russia and Japan in '85 where he was second ... CMU hosts the Jeff Drenth Memorial each fall ... he died in 1986 while training at the Olympic Training Center.

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