Einars Tupuritis (Track and Field, 1994-97)
A two-time National Champion and two-time All-American in 1996 in both the indoor and outdoor 800-meter run... Holds the Wichita State indoor 800-meter record with a 1:45.08 at the NCAA Meet in Indianapolis, Indiana, and the NCAA Outdoor 800-meter run record at 1:45.87 in the national meet at Bloomington, Indiana... He also holds the indoor 1,000-meter run with a time of 2:23.69 in 1996... Also won indoor Valley conference titles at the 1996 and 1997 indoor championship in the outdoor 800-meters and the one-mile run in 1995, 1996, 1997... He owns outdoor Valley titles in the 800-meter run in 1994, 1995, 1996 and the 1,500-meter run in 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997... He was also the MVC Indoor and Outdoor Track Athlete-of-the-Meet in both competitions in 1996... Overall, he won 38 titles in his career at Wichita State... A native of Valka, Latvia, he competed in the 1996 Olympics for his home country in the 800-meters... Inducted, 2003.