Lima Senior teacher and track and field coach Shaun Guice will be inducted into the Purdue University Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame this weekend.
Guice was a four-year track & field letter winner at Purdue from 2000 to 2004. He was a seven-time high jump All-American (four indoor and three outdoor), the most of any men’s track & field athlete in Purdue history.
Guice finished second at the 2001 and 2003 NCAA Indoor Championships, third in 2002 and ninth in 2000. At the NCAA Outdoor Championships, he was fifth in 2000, 2001 and 2004.
Guice was a four-time Big Ten Conference champion (2000, 2001 and 2003 outdoor and 2000 indoor), while finishing in the top three at all four conference outdoor championships. He was selected team Most Valuable Player twice and the 2000 Big Ten Indoor Freshman of the Year.
His career-best indoor mark of 7-feet, 5.0 inches (2.26 meters) remains the Purdue record, while he ranks third on the outdoor list at 7-feet, 3.25 inches (2.22 meters). Guice represented the United States in the 2001 World University Games in Beijing.
At Lima Senior, Guice was a three-time state qualifier in the high jump and a one-time state qualifier in the 4×400 Meter Relay, which finished 4th Place in 1998 with a time of 3:20.
He was a three-time All-Greater Miami Conference Champion 1997-1999, a three-time District Champion, and a 1999 Regional Champion. During the three times he was a state qualifier, he finished 6th Place in 1997 with a jump of 6’6”. In 1998, he no-heighted due to severe rain and wind conditions. Only five cleared a height that day.
Shaun went undefeated his entire senior year. He won the regional championship in the high jump with a jump of 7’, a new school record that he still holds. He also holds the Division I Northwest District Record at 6’8”. After Shaun won the State Championship in the high jump with a jump of 6’11” in 1999, he won the Midwest Meet of Champions the following week.
Guice is currently Lima Senior’s jumps coach and assistant strength coach. He was among the first class to be inducted into the Lima City Schools Athletic Hall of Fame in 2018.