2010.12.10: December 10, 2010: Obituary for Zambia RPCV Jeremy Redding

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Obituary for Zambia RPCV Jeremy Redding

Obituary for Zambia RPCV Jeremy Redding

Redding graduated from Idaho State with a bachelor's in biology in 1996 and went on to serve in the Peace Corps from 1998-2000 in Zambia helping communities there harvest tilapia. He returned to Idaho as a fish biologist and took a permanent position at the Eagle Island Fish Hatchery in Eagle, Idaho. He went on to be named Employee of the Year as a culturist for the Idaho Fish and Game.

Obituary for Zambia RPCV Jeremy Redding

Jeremy Redding, A Track & Field and Cross Country Athlete at ISU, Died Sunday
Idaho State University
December 10, 2010

FOREST HILL, Calif. – Jeremy Redding, 38, a former Idaho State track and field and cross country athlete died Sunday after a battle with cancer. In honor of his memory, the Idaho State track and field program will begin a scholarship fund for his two daughters dubbed the Jeremy Redding Scholarship Foundation.

Redding ran for Idaho State from 1992-1995. His senior season he finished second in the conference in the 3,000 steeplechase with a time of 9:02.69 earning all-conference honors. He finished the 1995 outdoor season ranked 28th in the nation in the event. Redding led the Bengals during the 1995 season in the steeplechase as well as the 5,000-meter run. Redding remains the fourth-best steeplechase runner in Idaho State history and was a member of an impressive 1994 cross country team that finished the season ranked nationally in the top 20.

Redding graduated from Idaho State with a bachelor's in biology in 1996 and went on to serve in the Peace Corps from 1998-2000 in Zambia helping communities there harvest tilapia. He returned to Idaho as a fish biologist and took a permanent position at the Eagle Island Fish Hatchery in Eagle, Idaho. He went on to be named Employee of the Year as a culturist for the Idaho Fish and Game.

Redding lived a very active life after his career at Idaho State, competing in several events. In the August of 2002, Redding became the national champion in the 50K and setting the course record in 3:50:46, nine minutes faster than the previous record. Most impressively, it was only Redding's second 50K race.

In 2003, Redding placed third overall in the Race to Robie Creek and in 2005, Redding finishing 34th overall at the Nissan Xterra World Championship, the world's premier triathlon. Impressively, Redding finished second in his age bracket for the Northwest Division and placed third amongst all amateurs.

Redding is survived by his wife Rebecca and two daughters, Jesse (4) and Micah (2). Redding grew up in Summit City, Calif., and attended Central Valley High School. Redding was diagnosed in October of 2009. He was living in Forest Hill, Calif., at the time of his death. Donations to the Jeremy Redding Scholarship Foundation can be mailed to:

Jeremy Redding Scholarship Foundation
ATTN: Brian Janssen
921 S. 8th, Stop 8173
Pocatello, ID 83209

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