Ted Castaneda’s career as a distance runner started during his prep years at Colorado Springs’ Palmer High School. From there he went on to the University of Colorado in Boulder, where he earned All-America honors four times in track and once in cross-country. His best times include a 3:58.5 mile, an 8:29 two-mile, a 28:30 in the 10k, and a 2-hour, 15-minute marathon. He also competed in two U.S. Olympic Trials (5,000m and 10,000m in 1976, marathon in 1980). Castaneda has served as head coach of the men’s cross country team at Colorado College since 1980, when he also started as a volunteer assistant with the track and field program. He took over as head coach for women’s cross-country in 1993 and for track and field in 1994. During his coaching tenure, 22 cross-country and track athletes have earned All-America honors.
Steve Bosley is the founder and former executive director of the renowned Bolder Boulder 10K, and former Bank of Boulder president. The University of Colorado regent was the senior referee for the men’s and women’s marathons during the 1996 Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta. Steve has been recognized as a U.S. Race Director of the Year, and was inducted into the inaugural class of the Running USA Hall of Fame and the Colorado Distance Running Hall of Fame. He has coached youth soccer, YMCA basketball and Odyssey of the Mind. He was a founding member of the Boulder Options youth-at-risk program, and was a Boy Scouts volunteer and adviser. A graduate of the University of Colorado, Steve has distinguished himself by receiving an Honorary Doctorate Degree from the College of Business, Entrepreneur of the Year and many other awards.
Alan Culpepper is a track and field and cross-country athlete, qualifying twice in the Olympics: in 2000 in the 10,000m and in 2004 in the marathon. Culpepper finished 17th in the 10,000-meter run in Sydney and 12th in the marathon in Athens. He was also a seven-time All-American, earning three of the honors in cross-country and four in track. When he began running the marathon in 2002, his time of 2:09.41 in Chicago tied him for the fastest American debut in U.S. history. In 2005, his fourth place finish in the Boston Marathon was the highest finish for an American in 20 years. The next year, he finished fifth in the Boston Marathon and won the Denver Half-Marathon. Now retired, Alan and his wife Shayne Culpepper (neè Willie), fellow Olympian and CU alum, spend their time enjoying life with their four children and leading an after-school running program at Boulder’s Douglass Elementary School.
Rich Castro has been a fixture of the Boulder running community for decades. Rich is the founder and president of the Boulder Road Runners has been associated with the BolderBOULDER in which he has coached winners in the citizen’s race, the wheelchair race, and in the elite divisions since 1979. He has also served as distance coach for Ecuador in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, as track coach for the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program, as Global Athletics Consultant for Reebok International, and as Road Racing Athletes Consultant for Nike Inc. While he did not become an elite runner, Castro did become a coach of elites and non-elites alike. He coached sprinters at CU and helped start the school’s women’s track and cross country programs, which quickly included middle distance star Mary Decker. As head of the Frank Shorter Racing Team in the mid-1980s, he worked with stars such as Stan Mavis, Herb Lindsay and Steve Flanagan.
Dan Reese is the middle of three brothers who ran for the University of Colorado at Boulder. As a Buff, the 1987 graduate was a two-time All-American in cross-country and a longtime record-holder in the 3,000m steeplechase. Afterward, he was a bronze medalist at the 1995 Pan Am Games. Dan comes from a huge family of Colorado runners. Dan’s older brother, Sam Reese, was a cross country All-American, his younger brother, Tom Reese, was a three-time All-American (while coached by Dan), and older brother Dave, is a former Denver Marathon champ, a former Northern Colorado athlete and a former running coach at Mullen High School. Adding to that list is Dan’s son, Michael Reese, who is running for the Buffs now. When not working or running, Dan enjoys spending time with his family and coaching his kids.
Adam Goucher is an American Olympic track and field athlete. While attending the University of Colorado, Adam won two NCAA indoor track titles in the 3,000m and an outdoor NCAA track title in the 5,000m. After three top ten finishes, he finally won the NCAA Division I cross-country title. In 2000, he made his first Olympic team, placing first in the Olympic trials in the 5000m. He was 13th in the 5000m at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games, despite serious battles with back troubles. In 2008, he attended the US Olympic Trials in hopes of qualifying in the 5k and 10k. His time of 13:56.25 in the semifinal of the 5k was enough to advance to the finals, but after holding the lead for several laps, he dropped out of the race with two laps remaining. He finished seventh in the 10k final, failing to qualify for the Olympics, but besting his previous 10k personal record. He currently resides in Portland, Oregon, with his wife, Kara Goucher, also a professional runner, and their son, Colton Mirko.
Shayne Culpepper (neè Willie) is a middle distance track and field athlete who has won multiple national titles and qualified twice for the Olympics: in 2000 in the 1,500m and in 2004 in the 5,000m. After winning the 2004 5,000m Olympic trials, she competed again at the 2004 Summer Olympics and placed 13th in the 5k at the first round, not allowing her to go on to the finals. Now retired, Shayne and her husband Alan Culpepper, fellow Olympian and CU alum, spend their time enjoying life with their four children and leading an after-school running program at Boulder’s Douglass Elementary School.
• Coached at Wayne State, Colorado State, Idaho State, Colorado, the United States Military Academy and the U.S. Olympic team
• His coaching career spanned more than 40 years
• Directed 19 All-Americans, including Olympians Adam Goucher and Alan Culpepper
• Named the Patriot League Coach of the Year 22 times
The late Jerry Quiller, affectionately known as “Coach Q”, was inducted to the Hall posthumously, having passed away on February 3, 2012, after a long after a long battle with multiple myeloma. Jerry, a Fort Collins native, was a highly successful coach and fixture in the track and field community in Colorado. After a successful high school and college career himself, Jerry developed into an incredible track and cross-country coach leading his CU teams to three Big Eight Conference titles and 12 trips to the NCAA Championships (both men’s and women’s teams). He was named the league’s coach of the year five times and directed 19 All-Americans, including Olympians Adam Goucher and Alan Culpepper. Jerry was also one of the most successful coaches in Army history. He guided the Army men’s and women’s cross-country and track teams to 37 Patriot League titles in 13 seasons and was named the Patriot League Coach of the Year 22 times. He is remembered not only as a great coach, but also an amazing and genuine man.