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Steve Kiesel

Steve Kiesel

Community Colleges of Spokane
Class of 2009

Steve Kiesel, a great middle distance runner for SCC in 1975 and 1976 for both Coach John Buck and Max Jensen. Coach Buck recruited Steve from Lincoln HS in Tacoma because he loved to have track athletes with his competitive nature who could run in several events.

Steve won the NWAACC 800 in both 1975 and 1976 with a PR of 1:51.95 in 1976. He helped Spokane CC win the 4x400 Relay championships both years with a 1600 meter relay team PR of 3:11.60 in 1976.

Steve was selected as the Most Inspirational track athlete in 1976 and was voted Most Valuable track athlete in 1975.

He ran on the track team and completed his four-year degree at Eastern Washington University before going into teaching and coaching at Rogers and Mead HS.

Steve is the boys’ cross country head coach at Mead High School where his team won the Washington 4A state championship in 2008.

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