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Bob Ivory Award Winners

Niagara Track & Field Hall of Fame Annual Awards

Bob Ivory Award
Year Winner Runner-up Second Runner-up
2012 William J. Aris Brian Lombardo Michael DeMay
Fayetteville-Manlius HS Sweet Home HS Rush Henrietta Sperry HS
Manlius, NY Tonawanda, NY East Rochester, NY
2013 Walter J. McLaughlin William J. Aris John Hunt
East Aurora HS Fayetteville-Manlius HS Clarence HS
East Aurora, NY Manlius, NY Clarence, NY
2014 Raymond Lawson Justin Block  
Corning HS Liverpool HS  
Addison, NY Liverpool, NY  
2015 Michael De May Walt and Marty McLaughlin Brian Lombardo
Rush Henrietta Sperry HS East Aurora HS Sweet Home HS
Honeyeo Falls, NY East Aurora, NY Tonawanda, NY
2016 Not awarded    
2017 Andrew Cartwright Michael Heitzenrater Emilio Mancino
Corning HS Newfane HS West Seneca HS
Elmira, NY Amherst, NY West Seneca, NY
2018 Michelle Rauber Greg Broton Tim Burlee
Tully HS Cicero-North Syracuse HS Wayne HS
Spafford, NY North Syracuse, NY Ontario, NY
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Bob Ivory Award

Presented annually by the Niagara Track & Field Hall of Fame to the outstanding High School Coach of the Year in the Niagara Association.

Bob Ivory

This award is named for Robert J. Ivory, a member of the Hall of Fame's Class of 1998, our inaugural class, who is a former track and field coach at St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute in Buffalo, NY, where he was very successful. Ivory is a graduate of Canisius College in Buffalo. In ten years at St. Joe's, his teams won eight conference Cross Country Championships, eight conference Track and Field Championships, one Eastern States Championship (runners-up twice), and two Penn Relays Championships. In addition, Ivory coached Dick Buerkle when Buerkle set the world record for the Indoor Mile in 1977. Ivory was named District I Track Coach of the Year (1976).

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