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Francie Kraker Races Against Two Boys in Physical Education Class, May 1962 Photographer: Eck Stanger

Francie Kraker Races Against Two Boys in Physical Education Class, May 1962 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, May 10, 1962
Caption
GIRL AGAINST BOYS: As part of physical fitness week activities at Slauson Junior High School, Francea Kraker (right), a ninth grader, was pitted against two ninth grade boys, Bruce Hahn (left) and John Rood (center) yesterday in a 600-yard run. The boys out-ran Francea but she made a good showing. John won the race in 1:31.5. Francea's time was 1:39. Many pupils in the school watched the race and made bets on who would win, according to Mrs. Elizabeth Simmons, Francea's physical education teacher. Francea, who is an exceptionally fast runner for a girl, is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. R. F. Kraker of 517 E. Ann St.

Beth Huff Wins 880-Yard Run In Pioneer Victory Over Jackson Parkside, April 1977 Photographer: Robert Chase

Beth Huff Wins 880-Yard Run In Pioneer Victory Over Jackson Parkside, April 1977 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, April 15, 1977
Caption
All Alone: Pioneer's Beth Huff crosses the finish line far ahead of the field in the 880-yard run in a track meet against Jackson Parkside.

John McCravey Coaches Area's Top Young Runners, December 1977 Photographer: Robert Chase

John McCravey Coaches Area's Top Young Runners, December 1977 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, December 18, 1977
Caption
ON THE RUN! - Dr. John McCravey (left) is a University of Michigan senior resident physician who devotes his spare time to coaching area young people in competitive running. Here, he exercises what he teaches with Paul Johnson, 13, and Beth Huff, 15, both of Ann Arbor, and Sara Peapples, 9, of Dexter. All three of these youngsters beat out the competition in regional events and went on recently to compete in the national Junior Olympics at Longview, Wash.

Olympian Francie Kraker Reunites with Michigammes Track Coach Ken "Red" Simmons, July 1972 Photographer: Cecil Lockard

Olympian Francie Kraker Reunites with Michigammes Track Coach Ken "Red" Simmons, July 1972 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, July 16, 1972
Caption
Back For A Visit: Before reporting to the Olympic training camp in Champaign, Ill., Francie Kraker Johnson is taking a few days to train with her former coach, Ken "Red" Simmons of the Michigammes. Simmons and his wife, Betty, played an instrumental role in Mrs. Johnson's track career when she competed under the Ann Arbor girls' team banner in the 1960s. Mrs. Johnson is now a resident of the Boston area.

Michigammes Win State Cross Country Championship, November 1973 Photographer: Cecil Lockard

Michigammes Win State Cross Country Championship, November 1973 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, November 25, 1973
Caption
State Champs: The Michigammes have won another state cross country championship and join The News Pictorial Honor Roll of Champions. From left, bottom row, are Marianne Waldron, Sara Peterson, Patricia Larsen and Kathy Vidrih. In the top row are Coach Ken Simmons, Sue Koebnick, Francie Goodridge, Ann Forshee and Karen McKeachie.