|Sport||Track & Field|
No native Nebraskan has remained a world-class athlete longer than Carol (Moseke) Frost.
For more than 50 years, she has blazed trails both as an athlete and as a coach.
The first woman from Nebraska to make the U.S. Olympic team, Frost competed in the discus at the 1968 Mexico City Games.
In June 2015, at the age of 70, Frost set one world (javelin) and two American records (shot put, discus) for the 70-74 age group and will represent the United States at the World Masters Athletics outdoor championships in Lyon, France.
Frost already owned two USA Track and Field age group records in the discus — 60-64 and 65-69.
The Cedar Rapids native debuted on the world stage in 1965, touring Russia, West Germany and Poland with the USA track and field team as a top-rated discus and shot put competitor.
In 1966, Frost represented the U.S. in international competition as the national champion in the discus. A four-time national AAU discus champion, she won gold at the 1967 Pan Am Games.
All of this was a long way from her freshman year at Nebraska, when women weren’t allowed to use the school’s track and field facilities. Frost never stopped competing and has devoted much of her life to coaching track and field and football.
She coached women’s track and cross country at NU from 1977 through ’80. She also spent several years coaching high school football with her husband, Larry, a wingback at NU in the late 1960s. The couple coached their standout sons, Steve and Scott, at Wood River, Nebraska.
Played for: Cedar Rapids High, Nebraska Cornhuskers and U.S. Olympic team
Best moment as an athlete: "Winning the Pan Am gold was obviously a highlight. It's hard not to say that competing in the Olympics wasn't the best moment, but unfortunately the rains came that day and I didn't throw my best."
(Moseke) Frost was No. 31 in the inaugural Nebraska 100 list in 2005. See more about the 2005 list »