Mark was a three time State Champion, winning in different state runs in 1972, 1973, and 1974. He helped his team to two team titles in 1972. He went on to attend Oklahoma University where was an All-Big 8 Cross Country in 1977 and 1978 and All-Big 8 Track in 1978 and 1979. Mark was a TFA-USA All-Big 8 in four consecutive seasons – 1978-1981. Bishop was an Olympic Trials qualifier in the marathon and steeplechase in 1980. He is still one of the best road runners in the nation and now resides in Central Islip, NY. His high school coach was Ron Werling.

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