Marti Cisper

Marti CisperAthlete • Inducted 2002

Marti Cisper, possibly one of the greatest female athletes to come through Johnson County Community College, helped establish what is now one of the top community college track and field programs in the country. Cisper competed for JCCC during the 1986 and 1987 track seasons. During that span, she not only etched her name forever in annals at JCCC, but also was recognized as one of the premier track and field athletes in the NJCAA. Cisper garnered 11 all-American honors during two seasons, but her performance at the 1987 NJCAA Outdoor Championship is clearly one of the top individual efforts in the events history. She won national championships in three events: the heptathlon, high jump and long jump. For her efforts, the NJCAA named her the female athlete of the year. Her marks in those events still rank among the top five all-time in school history. She also holds the school record in each of those events. In addition to her success nationally, Cisper captured six Region VI event titles and at the 1987 outdoor conference championship, she came away winning five events. Following her two years at JCCC, Cisper transferred to Kansas State University to compete for the Lady Wildcats track and field program.