kristi_beeson_propstKristi (Beeson) Propst used her running and jumping skills to become a state medalist and record holder during her track career at Salem Community High School.

A 1989 graduate of SCHS, Propst wasted no time making a big splash on the track scene when she won a sectional championship and earned an eighth place finish at the Class AA state meet as a freshman in 1986. Propst’s leap of 5-5 that season stood as the school record for 14 years until Brittany Bowers broke it by one-half inch in 2000.

Propst still owns or shares three school track records including the 100 meter high hurdles at 15.2 set in 1989 and the 300 meter low hurdles of 45.8 set in 1987.

She is also part of the high hurdle shuttle relay record set in 1988 along with Carrie Bierman, Lisa Budde and Janis Donoho.

Propst, who also participated in volleyball and cheerleading while at SCHS, continued her track career with a scholarship at Indiana State University. During her time with the Lady Sycamores Propst set the Ball State Open Meet record in the heptathlon and ranks in the top five in Indiana State University history in that event.

Propst also ranks among the top five times in the 400 meter hurdles. Propst also ranks among the top five times in the 400 meter hurdles.

Propst, who resided at O’Fallon, MO. at the time of her induction, resumed her track career in 2008 when she became an assistant coach for Child of God Middle School.