Jim Garrison was a State Champion in the 1600 Meter Run in 1984. His school record still stands. Jim was a four year letter winner in track and cross country. He also earned recognition as a National High School All-American. Jim attended Drake University where he lettered four years in cross country and track. He was a great student-athlete as he was awarded the Missouri Valley Conference Medallion for Academic and Athletic Achievement. Jim was also the first student at Drake to complete his first year of law school while still an undergraduate. At the time of his death, Jim was employed by the Indianola Record Herald as a sports writer. Garrison’s high school coach was Steve Carter.