Dale Studebaker was a teacher with the Columbus City Schools. His reputation as a track & field and cross country
official was nationally known. Dale officiated as many as 100 meets per year. He worked at every level of the sport
from junior high to international meets. Some of Dale's more noteworthy assignments have been the Pan American
Games, the Goodwill Games, U.S. Olympic Trials, World Indoor Games, National Junior Olympics, National Masters
Competitions, and many Big Ten and NCAA meets. Dale was most known as a head finish judge and he developed
finish line procedures which expedited finish line efficiency and accuracy. Dale Studebaker died in 1995 and was
posthumously honored with the Ed Barker Award.