March 17, 1973 Iowa State article
"I by to it to Duane Nelson ISU coach expects much from Nelson Thor freshman Duane Nelson is considered a "great prospect," prospect," by Iowa State University track coach Jerry Barland for the 1973 Hinclad season. According to HHS records, Nelson ran a 1:57.4 half and a 4:23 mile for Wildcat coach Gary Newell and despite limited experience experience broke into varsity cross country competition at ISU. "He should be a fine middle- distance runner," Barland said "and will battle for a spot on the two and four-mile relay teams this spring." Nelson won the state mile and half-mile during his senior year at HHS.