Bulldog Hall of Fame
John Dawe John Dawe
Cross Country & Track, 1973-76

A 1976 NAIA Indoor All-America performer with a runner-up finish in the 1,000-yard race at the national meet, Dawe ranks as one of the school's premier track & field athletes. He helped lead FSU to a sixth-place tie at the 1976 NAIA Indoor Championships. Dawe currently is Ferris' 1,000-yard indoor record holder (2:13.24) and presently listed fifth on the indoor 800-meter chart (1:55.04). He claimed Great Lakes Conference indoor titles in both the 880 and 1,000-yard races during the 1976 campaign as the Bulldogs placed third in the inaugural conference indoor meet. Dawe, who earned three varsity track letters at FSU after graduating from Franklin High School in Livonia, helped lead the Bulldog cross country squad to a seventh-place NCAA Division III finish in 1976. In addition to his two conference indoor titles, Dawe placed second in the 880-yard run (1:57.10) and third in the two-mile walk (17:54) at the 1975 league outdoor meet. He claimed the league's outdoor championship and set the first conference record in the two-mile walk (18:16.30) at the 1974 outdoor meet. Dawe also finished 17th overall in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the 1975 NAIA Outdoor Championships and ran on FSC's mile relay outfit, which claimed first place in the 1976 district outdoor meet. He gained All-District 23 and all-conference indoor track honors during the 1976 season. An all-league cross country performer as a junior (1975), Dawe led FSU to a 5-0 dual meet mark, its fourth-straight league title and an NAIA District 23 runner-up finish. He works as a staff pharmacist and clinical instructor for University of Michigan Health Systems and lives with his wife in Whitmore Lake.

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