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Mark Conover, former Cal Poly coach, dies at 61

Posted at 8:58 PM, Apr 09, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-09 23:58:14-04

Mark Conover, a former Cal Poly, Cross Country and Track and Field Director, died Wednesday.

Conover was a Cross Country and Track and Field Director for more than 13 years and a coach for the Mustangs for 25 seasons.

Conover was a 1988 Olympic marathon trials winner.

He was a 19-time Big West Coach of the Year, a 17-time Big West Men’s Cross Country champion, a seven-time Women’s Cross Country champion, and a Big West Women’s Track and Field champion.

Conover passed away after battling an aggressive squamous cell carcinoma.

He was 61 years old.