Youth News Archive

Jimmy SmithThe Nebraska Association is saddened to receive word of the passing of James E. “Jimmy” Smith. Jimmy was a long-time coach of the North Omaha Bears Track Club and was very active in the association during the 1980s and 1990s. The association extends its condolences and sympathies to the family and friends of Jimmy. To view the obituary, click here.

Cindy DeSantiagoIt is with great sadness to report the passing of Cindy DeSantiago. Cindy was a long-time USATF Nebraska Association officer, most recently serving as the membership chair for several years. She worked hard to make sure everything was perfect, or as close as she could get to it. Cindy loved track & field, her family, and her friends, and she will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Obituary (1/30/2019)

Steve MorrisonSteven M. Morrison, 63, of Lincoln, passed away on 2/19/2018. Born to Dick & Joan (Nazerene) Morrison in Red Oak, Iowa, on 9/18/1954. Steven was a retired accounting consultant and was a member of Sheridan Lutheran Church. He was the director for master & youth track for the Cornhusker State Games, USATF master official, throwing coach for Lincoln East High School, track meet manager for UNL, UNL football statistician, founder of Lincoln Jets Youth Track Club. Family members include his wife Roberta; daughter, Jamie (Shane) Ligon of Lincoln; sons, Robert (Lesa) Morrison of Cortland, and Jeff (Dawnta) Morrison of Lincoln; grandchildren, James & Kaylee Ligon and Tatum Morrison; sisters, Lindy (Carey) Rolofson of Platte City, Mo., and Mardy (Mac) McKinney of Overland Park, Kan.; one niece and six nephews. Preceded in death by both parents, parents-in-law, R.J. and Margie Mills. Condolences online at (2/21/2018)

(updated March 2, 2020)