Rondale Durio – Basketball and Football
The Dayton Sports Hall of Fame inducted former Dayton Bronco standout athlete Rondale Durio on June 12 at the Dayton ISD Performing Arts Center. The following is from the induction speech by Larry Wadzeck.
In high school our next inductee was called a one-man press break in basketball and in football simply Mr. Everything.
In basketball the one-man press breaker earned All-District honors his Sophomore, Junior and Senior years while being name District New-Comer his sophomore year. Rondale also earned All-Region honors his junior and senior years.
In football you’re about to see why he was called Mr. Everything. He was named to All-District teams his Sophomore, Junior and Senior years. He capped off his Senior year by earning first team honors on offense, defense, and special teams (the trifecta). Rondale also was named to All-Region and All-Area teams both his Senior and Junior year.
Rondale earned a football scholarship to Northwestern State University in Louisiana where he played defensive back, returned punts and kickoffs (still a multi-talented player), and started on three conference championship teams.
After graduating Rondale is back in Dayton where he works for Exxon and helps coach youth sports in the community – a young man who is giving back with his time and hi talent to help young people.
Glenna Carmack – Cross Country and Track
The Dayton Sports Hall of Fame inducted former Dayton Bronco standout athlete Glenna Carmack on June 12 at the Dayton ISD Performing Arts Center. The following is from the induction speech by Larry Wadzeck.
On our next inductee’s nomination form, the following verse was included at the end from Isaiah 40:31 – “But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength. They shall mount up with wings like eagles. They shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not be faint.” This describes Glenna – a young lady of faith and an outstanding runner.
Glenna was a three-sport letterman, playing varsity basketball for two years. But it was in cross-country and track where Glenna excelled. She was a four-year letterman in both cross-country and track.
In cross-country Glenna was a member of four state-qualifying teams – one of which we are honoring today. In track she ran the 800, 1600, and 3200 meter races. She won multiple district and regional championships and qualified for state in the 1600 and 3200 all four years of high school, finishing as high as fifth her Senior year. In 1997 Track & Field Magazine named Glenna to the All-State Team.
Glenna graduated Valedictorian of DHS in 2000 and went to Samford University in Alabama on a track scholarship. Injuries curtailed her college running career, but she graduated from the University of Houston with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature. Glenna’s full-time job is and has been home-schooling her and Aric’s (Harding) seven children. It is with great pleasure that we induct Glenna into the DISD Sports Hall of Fame.