• 11 NCAA Div. III national team championships
  • 31 NCAA Div. III individual championships
  • 161 Iowa Conference titles
  • 23 Iowa Conference all-sports titles

Marcie Thurn Rohach '83

Women’s track and field
Marcie Thurn Rohach '83

The former Marcie Thurn led Central to the 1982 NCAA Div. III women’s track and field crown and also to two other national top-10 team finishes.

The St. Olaf, Iowa, native was Central’s first NCAA Div. III individual champion. She took the long jump title in 1982 (18’4”) and was also the anchor on Central’s national champion 4x100-meter relay teams in 1982 and 1983. In 1981, she was on the runner-up 4x100-meter relay unit.

The four-time letterwinner earned all-America recognition nine times in five events (400-meter relay, 800-meter medley relay, 100-meters, 200-meters, and long jump) over three seasons.

At one point, Rohach held seven school records: 220 yards, 440-yard relay, 400-meter relay, 880-yard relay, 800-meter relay, 1600-meter relay, and the long jump.

Rohach set five Iowa Conference records her senior season. She topped out in the long jump at 19’1/4”, set marks in the 100-meters (12.28) and 200-meters (25.2). Rohach was also part of the record setting 400-meter relay unit (49.4) and 1600-meter relay foursome (4:04.72).

An athletic apparel designer, Rohach has worked for several sporting good manufacturers, creating uniforms, jackets, caps and warm-up gear for numerous NFL, NBA, MLB and NCAA athletes and teams, including Nike’s first Div. I collegiate basketball uniforms.

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