Theresa Stelling Gosnell, who started her high school career at Wakefield and finished at Auburn, won four all-class gold medals in the 1,600-meter run and three in the 3,200. She had career-best times of 5 minutes, 0.6 seconds in the 1,600 and 10:44.0 in the 3,200. She set the Class C state track meet record in the 1,600 and the Class B state track meet record in the 3,200. In 1989 she was the Class B state cross country champion.
Stelling went on to compete for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in cross country and track, lettering in cross country from 1990 to 1993 and earning Academic All-Big Eight and Academic All-American honors.
She was a four-year letterwinner in track where turned in some of the school’s all-time best performances in several events. Stelling was a four-time NCAA Division I All-American, placing as high as fifth at the national outdoor meet in the 5,000 meters. Stelling was named the 1994 UNL Woman Athlete of the Year