2017

Sports Legend

Mike Hoeber-Jenkins, Class of 1975 

Michael was a unique Track and Field athlete and terrific Cross Country runner. His first year of track as a freshman, he was a jumper and set the freshman record of 5′ 6″ in the high jump. He also did the long and triple jump. His junior year he switched to running and lettered in Cross Country and by his senior year he became team captain. Michael surprised many early in the season by winning the Lake Shore invitational Cross Country race. He improved his time every race during the season and on the last dual meet of the year, he set the Chestnut Ridge course record of 14:49. He held the record for 26 years! He won the Erie Country Cross Country championship race, placed 7th in the western New York Sectional race and went on to compete in the New York State Championships. Michael continued running in college and was a walk-on athlete at the University of Oregon with best times of 31:45 in 10k and 1:10:02 in a half marathon. After earning an MS degree in Physical Education, Michael coached Cross Country and Track and Field at the community college, high school and middle school levels. Michael’s love for fitness had him open his own business, Body Kinetics in San Francisco in 1990. He currently owns 3 health clubs in Marin Country and works with two of his brothers, John and Joey Hoeber.