North Dakota Runner
Prior to an illustrious coaching career at Jamestown High School, Russ set collegiate records at Jamestown College that have stood for over 30 years.
400 Meter Hurdles 53. Set in 1969
600 Meters 1:19.62 Set in 1969 Still Stands (Indoors)
800 Meters 1:53.54 Set in 1969 Still Stands (Indoors)
Coaching at Jamestown High School
Russ' kids have followed in his footsteps and won High School State Championships of their own as well as running collegiately.
1987 Inductee into the Jamestown College Athletic Hall of Fame.
First Recipient of the Rollie Greeno Award in 1995