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Charlie Schultz day at Shawe Memorial High School Friday

Former Cross Country Star and 2023 Graduation Commencement Speaker to be honored



Madison, IN, May 24, 2023 — Shawe Memorial HIgh School will be officially naming Friday May 26th “Charlie Schultz Day”!  Schultz, the 1973 Cross Country State Runner-Up and 1974 graduate of Shawe High School, will be the commencement speaker at this Sunday’s 2023 Shawe Graduation ceremony.

Leading up to that event, the staff and students at Shawe Memorial will honor Mr. Schultz with a ceremony Friday morning at 9:00am.

Schultz, who is currently a resident of Parker, Colorado, is known as one of the most successful athletes in Shawe history with his ORVC championship, sectional championship, and State Runner-Up in the fall of 1973!  Schultz also has many accolades in Track and Field and went on after his time at Shawe to run both Cross Country and Track at the University of Kentucky!  Schultz then went on to teach Physical Education and other subjects for the rest of his professional career.  He also served as a coach of UK track and field shortly after his running day for the Wildcats. 

Class of 2023 graduate Calli Alderman became just the second runner behind Schultz to qualify for state in Cross Country having accomplished this feat twice in her four years of high school!

The “Charlie Schultz Day” ceremony will be held this Friday May 26th at 9am in front of Shawe High School.  Everyone in the communityi is invited to this event.


M.S. University of Kentucky 1986

Major: Physical Education

Emphasis: Biomechanics & Exercise Physiology

B.A. University of Kentucky 1978

Major: K-12 Physical Education


Professional Experience

Physical Education/Health Education Teacher-Elizabeth School District C-1: Responsible for teaching Health and Physical Education classes at Elizabeth Middle School (August 1996 to May 2018)

Physical Education Teacher – Adams County School District 14: Responsible for teaching Physical Education classes at Adams City High School (August 1995 to December 1995)

Elementary Physical Education/Health Teacher – Adams County School District 14: Responsible for teaching Physical Educaton at Dupont Elementary, Conflict Management & Health at Monaco Elementary (August 1993 to May 1995)

Assistant Track & Cross-Country Coach – University of Kentucky: Assisted head coach with operating a NCAA Division I men’s and women’s program. Responsibilities included; recruiting coordinator, meet manager, camp director, academic counselor, and athletes’ preparation in the areas of multi-events, sprints, hurdles, jumps and distance events. (Septer 1981 to May 1992)

Graduate Assistant – University of Kentucky. Instructor for Physical Education Services Courses, and Research Assistant in the Biomechanics Lab for the Department of Helth, Physical Education and Recreation. (January 1979 to February 1984)

Physical Education Instructor – National Youth Sports Program at the University of Kentucky. Responsible for teaching sports skills to underprivileged children in the Lexington community. (Summer 1981, 1982, 1983)

Park Director – Lexington-Fayette County Urban Government. Planned and implemented daily activities for the city parks. (Summer 1981).

Charles Schultz Athletic Performances at Shawe High School (1970-1974) and the University of Kentucky (1974-1978)

Shawe Memorial High School

Cross Country

 1970      3rd ORVC individual (SMHS ORVC Champions)

1971       ORVC Individual Champion

1972       ORVC Individual Champion 

Columbus Sectional Runner-up

1973       ORVC Individual Champion

Columbus Sectional Champion

5th place Bloomington Regional

IHSAA State Meet Runner-up

Track & Field

1971       ORVC Mile Relay Champions

ORVC Mile 4th

1972       ORVC Mile Champion

ORVC 880 Champion

ORVC Mile Relay Runner-up

1973       ORVC Mile Champion

ORVC 880 Champion

7th place 2 Mile Run IHSAA State Meet

1974       ORVC Mile Champion

ORVC 880 Champion

Jeffersonville Sectional Champion  2 Mile Run

5th Place 2 Mile Run IHSAA State Meet   

Personal Bests 880-2:02.9, Mile-4:32.3, 2-Mile 9:25.0


Basketball           Varsity Letterman 71,72, 73, 74 (starter 72,73, 74)

Baseball               Varsity  Letterman  71,72,73 (starter 71,72,73)   

University of Kentucky

Cross Country

1974       SEC Team Runner-up

16th Place team at NCAA Championships (Bloomington, Indiana)

1975       3rd Place Team SEC championships

1976       3rd place Team SEC Championships

12 Place Team at NCAA Championships (Denton, Texas)

1977       SEC Team Runner-up

11th Place individual (All-SEC)

17th Place Team at NCAA Championships (Pulman, Washington)

Track & Field

1975       4th place 3000 Meter Steeplechase SEC Meet (All-SEC)

UK Freshman Record 9:02.74

6th place 3000 Meter Steeplechase AAU Junior Nationals (Knoxville, Tennessee)

1976       3rd place 3000 Meter Steeplechase SEC Meet (All- SEC)

UK School Record (8:53.44) still 4th on the UK all-time performance list for the steeplechase

NCAA Championship Qualifier (Philadelphia, PA)

3rd place SEC Indoor Championships 2 Mile Relay (All-SEC)

1977       7th place 3000 Meter Steeple Chase (SEC Meet)

Personal Best Performances by event

800                                         1:53.45

1500                                       3:50.62

Mile                                       4:05.69

3K Steeplechase               8:53.44

5000                                       14:19.32              



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