Excellence in Officiating Award-Detail

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Excellence in Officiating Award-Detail
Excellence in Officiating Award-Detail

Joanne Flom
Lincoln High School / Pacific Lutheran University
2020
Track & Field

    JOANNE FLOM Track & Field

    Jo Flom has an appropriate expectation for her work officiating cross country and track and field meets in the Puget Sound region: "There are no records of success except that we don't drown or get blown away from the weather." While the weather in this region can always add unexpected elements to outdoor sporting events, Flom has provided a measure of consistency in an officiating career that stretches back 30 years.

    Born in November of 1948 in Tacoma, Flom graduated from Lincoln High School and attended Tacoma Community College and Pacific Lutheran University, where she graduated in 1971. She coached Ford Middle School's track and field program for a few years in the late-1980s, but she got her first taste of officiating while assisting with scoring in the booth at a track and field event in 1987. She was recruited and trained on the spot by family.

    She's been working both local junior high and high school cross country and track and field events ever since and has added University of Washington meets to her repetoire. Some of her highlights include the NAIA Championships meet at PLU in 1991, a Masters event in Bozeman, Montana, the Nike Games in Eugene, Oregon, and last fall's Junior Olympics Regional Cross Country Meet in Seattle.
    Excellence in Officiating Award-Detail