HIGHLIGHTS

of the California State Track Meet

1915 - 1984

State Meet Results

Donn B. Kirk David M. Cooper Keith R. Conning Re-typed and 'posted' by Hank Lawson & Kimberly Patton - Oct 2002
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Table Of Contents

Background Explanation State Meet writeups Male athletes scoring 10 or more points Female athletes scoring 10 or more points Male athletes scoring 20 or more points Female athletes scoring 20 or more points Evolution of State Meet records Schools winning 1st and 2nd in the same event Credits Athlete of the Meet (unofficial) State Meet Athletes who Won Gold at the Olympics Highest scoring teams in State Meets Emails & insights from Past Meets Brief History of the CIF State Track & Field Champs (on the CIF site) A complimentary copy of this booklet is being given to every entrant in both the Northern and Southern State-Qualifying Meets, courtesy of NIKE, Kinney. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS: Our thanks go to Don Gosney (Fine Flicks) for the excellent photographs on the front cover. We also appreciate the help we have received from Keith Conning and Howard Willman, and especially from Plato Yanicks. Plato's extensive files of track and field history made this book far more accurate than would otherwise have been possible. Appreciation is extended to the California Interscholastic Federation. Copies of the original book covering meets starting in 1915 can be purchased for $8.00 at the following address:
KCC Press 627 Springer Terrace Los Altos, CA 94022 Note: The above address is no longer valid (Ed.)
BACKGROUND
This book started with the curiosity of a couple track fans. We enjoyed attending the State Meets and wondered how the whole thing started. Had there been any major changes in the Meet? What were conditions like in the early years? We researched a major part of the book at the Stanford Library going through microfilm copies of mainly the Los Angeles Times and San Francisco Chronicle. In the early years especially, the newspaper closest to the city where the State Meet was held had the better coverage. Often one of the papers would have no coverage at all. Between the two, however, a very interesting story emerged, so interesting that we were tempted to write it up. Probably our biggest shock was learning that the official "football throw" was a scoring event in the State Meet for six years! We checked with the CIF office to see if they already had in their files a similar publication and found that they had had a fire which destroyed all their records of the older Meets. They referred us to a library. That cinched it, but then the hard work started. There were many inconsistencies in the newspapers. For example Hugh McElhenny's last name was spelled five different ways. There were questions difficult to resolve. Was the "Wickersham" who placed in the 440 in 1920 the same person as Walter Wickersham who won the 220 in 1922, or his brother? (Answer, same.) We wrote letters to a number of current track coaches to get help in answering some of these questions. Some results were fantastic! Walt Opp, Muir track coach, was able to talk to the 1934 Muir coach, Albion Walton, and the star of that team, Mack Robinson, to resolve how many points Muir scored in that Meet (which had never been reported correctly). We were able to locate three State Meet programs from pre-World War II Meets (1929, 1931, 1932) and all programs after the War except for 1947, 1955, and 1958. These answered a lot of questions, especially spelling and first names. Finally we were fortunate enough to meet Plato Yanicks, track coach at Menlo-Atherton High School, who has an extensive collection of track and field information going way back to the early 1900's. Plato allowed us full use of his collection and this was the frosting on the cake, straightening out many different things. The final result is a publication that is as error-free as we can make it. We're not totally pleased, however. A lot of first names are missing. We still don't know, for example, if the "Nichols" who placed in the pole vault in 1922 was Ross Nichols who set National records in the high hurdles in 1923 and 1924 (we doubt it). We also don't know if the horse-race track was used when the Meet was held at a Fairgrounds (1918, 1920, 1922), leading to a one-lap mile race, etc. But we are nearly satisfied and hope to get feedback from readers, especially those who attended or participated in past State Meets. The result was a book "Highlights of the California State Track Meet 1915-1975" published in 1976. This original book was updated each year to include the previous year's State Meet results. However, the original records and index sections were not updated. The present book starts with the first Meet after World War II and continues to the present. The evolution of the records, highest scoring athletes, highest scoring teams, and the index have been completely updated. The final result is a publication that is as error-free as we can make it.
EXPLANATION
A few of the ground-rules that we followed should be spelled out. We have not considered any marks to be "State Meet Records" if they were set when the event was an exhibition event; only when the event was a scoring event do we consider a mark for a record. If an athlete who competed in the State Meet subsequently won a gold medal in the Olympics, we have mentioned that fact and his mark. However a number of other athletes from the State Meet have competed brilliantly in the Olympics although not winning a gold, but these are not mentioned herein. A detailed scoring breakdown of at least the top three teams is given each year under "Team Championship." In addition the detailed breakdown is shown for all teams that would have scored more than 10 points if the Meet were scored 5-3-2-1. In the statistical sections, we needed a common scoring system to allow comparisons to be made from one era to another. We have arbitrarily used a 5-3-2-1 scoring system for this purpose. Finally, we have used a number of abbreviations throughout and although they are fairly standard, they are as follows: HH=high hurdles SP =shot put FB=football throw BJ=broad jump (1915-1963 LH=low hurdles Dis=discus PV=pole vault LJ=long jump (1964-present) Jav=javelin HJ=high jump TJ=triple jump
Copyright 1984 by Donn B. Kirk and David M. Cooper All rights reserved.
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1915 - Fresno High School; Saturday, April 3

Following establishment of the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) in March of 1914, the first State Track Meet was held early in the spring of 1915. A total of 28 schools entered 91 athletes in the events contested. Coalinga had the most entries (11), followed by San Jose (8), Manual Arts and Visalia (7), and Berkeley and Woodland (6). Twelve schools had only a single entry. Points were scored in 13 events (100, 220, 440, 880, Mile, 120 Highs, 220 Lows, 880 Relay, Shot Put, Discus, Pole Vault, High Jump, and Broad Jump). In addition, there were non-scoring competitions in the javelin and hammer throw. Many of the athletes arrived in Fresno on Friday night, but two special trains carrying participants and rooters arrived Saturday morning from Visalia/Tulare and Coalinga. Special reduced rates were granted on these trains by the railroads. The Meet was held in the afternoon. STATE MEET RECORDS Being the first State Meet, winners all established records, although two were subsequently disallowed. 100 Roy Brown (Sacramento) 10.2 220 Les Wark (Long Beach) 22.2 440 George "Tuffy" Conn (Pasadena) 50.0 880 Gerald Blankenship (Visalia) 1:59.8 Mile Gerald Blankenship (Visalia) 4:30.0 High Hurdles Earl Thompson (Long Beach) 15.2 * Low Hurdles Jud House (Riverside Poly) 23.8 * 880 Relay Manual Arts, LA 1:34.2 Shot Put Wayne Weeks (Santa Rosa) 46-2 3/8 Discus Merritt (Santa Rosa) 113-0 Pole Vault Lincoln Hall (Santa Paula) 11-6 High Jump Millarf "Tip" Webster (Santa Paula) 5-9 1/2 Broad Jump Ernie Plavan (Santa Ana) 21-2 * disallowed as State Meet record HIGHLIGHTS Gerald Blankenship's (Visalia) 880-mile double has to rank as the best performance of the meet. It has only been accomplished once again in all the years since 1915, and his mile record was not bettered until 1933. Jud House was Riverside Poly's lone entrant and he scored in 3 events, winning the low hurdles and placing 2nd in the high jump and 4th in the discus. Harry Lamport (Manual Arts), whose big year was a year away, placed in an amazing 4 events: 4th in the 100, 2nd in the 220, 2nd in the lows, and 4th in the highs. Wayne Weeks of Santa Rosa placed 3rd in the discus in addition to his shot put triumph. It was indeed a meet of super-versatile athletes! TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (Meet scored 5-3-2-1) Although winning only one event, the 880 relay in 1:34.2, Manual Arts had 9 other point scorers to win the championship easily. Blankenship gave Visalia a strong second place, with Long Beach, Santa Rosa, and Riverside Poly's one man gang (House) closely bunched. Manual Arts, LA 25 pts 5-1st in 880 relay 8-Lamport, 2nd in 220, 2nd in LH 4th in 100, 4th in HH 4-Repath, 3rd in 100, 3rd in 220 3-Hughes, 2nd in 440 3-Maurer, 2nd in PV 2-Stuart, 3rd in BJ Visalia 18 3-2nd in 880 relay 10-Blakenship, 1st in 880, 1st in Mile 3-Lucas, 2nd in 100 2-Sparks, 3rd in PV Long Beach 14 9-Thompson, 1st in HH, 2nd in HJ, 4th in Disc 5-Wark, 1st in 220 Santa Rosa 13 7-Weeks, 1st in SP, 3rd in Disc 5-Merritt, 1st in Disc 1-Russell, 4th in LH Riverside Poly 11 11-House, 1st in LH, 2nd in HH, 2nd in BJ xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

1916 - YMCA Field, Los Angeles; Saturday, April 8

All day Friday, trains from the North brought in little bunches of athletes to compete in the 2nd State Meet. The athletes were selected by the process of elimination. In each of the four associations into which the high schools of the State were divided, sectional championships were held. Only the athletes who finished 1-2-3 in these meets made the State Meet. Thus no more than 12 entries competed in any event. Fourteen events this year scored points, the thirteen from last year plus the javelin. The only sad note was the fact that Frank Sloman (SF Poly), champion prep quarter miler in the U.S., was not allowed to compete. He attended one of the three California high schools which stayed unaffiliated with the CIF, and was even denied the chance of running an exhibition. Sloman set his record of 48.2 on a straightaway in October of 1915. Advance thinking about the Meet was centered on Charley Paddock, Pasadena's 16-year-old sophomore sprinter, and on the anticipated great half mile between Kilby of Coalinga and Loveland of LA Poly. Two winners from last year's Meet were back, Wayne Weeks of Santa Rosa in the shot put and Lincoln Hall of Santa Paula in the pole vault. In addition, Manual Arts' Harry Lamport was returning. The Meet started at 2 o'clock with the grandstand crowded. STATE MEET RECORDS In four field events, 1915 marks were bested and the 880 relay mark was tied. In addition, records in both hurdles were established because the 1915 marks had been disallowed, and a javelin mark was established in its first Meet as a scoring event. Shot Put Wayne Weeks (Santa Rosa) 47-04.25 (old 46-02 3/8, Weeks, 1915) Discus Wayne Weeks (Santa Rosa) 117-00 (old 113-00, Merritt, 1915) Pole Vault Lincoln Hall (Santa Paula) 11-09 (old 11-06, Hall, 1915) Broad Jump Harry Lamport (Manual Arts) 21-05.25 (old 21-02, Plavan, 1915) 880 Relay Manual Arts, LA 1:34.2 (ties old, Manual Arts, 1915) High Hurdles Harry Lamport (Manual Arts) 16.4 (1915 record disallowed) Low Hurdles Harry Lamport (Manual Arts) 25.8 (1915 record disallowed) Javelin Neilson (Oakland) 143-11.5 (new event) HIGHLIGHTS Four individuals stole the show in the 1916 State Meet, but first and foremost was Harry Lamport of Manual Arts. He won three events (both hurdles and the broad jump) and was credited with new Meet records in all three. Winning three events has only been accomplished three more times since Lamport did it in 1916! Lamport also ran on the relay team of Fitzsimmons, Sarrall, H. Lamport, and W. Lamport as they tied the record of 1:34.2. The other stars were Charley Paddock of Pasadena, who won both sprints in 10.4 and 22.4, Wayne Weeks of Santa Rosa who set records in the shot and discus, and Colin "Bogus" Kilby of Coalinga who won the 880 (2:02.8) and finished 2nd in the lows. Kilby's win in the 880 has survived the passage of time with the newspaper quotes of his teammate Jennings. Kilby led at the quarter but on the last lap Loveland of LA Poly started to move. He passed runner after runner, and as he pulled up alongside Kilby the bleachers let out a roar. Jennings in the infield asked with an expression of wonderment on his face. "Loveland can't pass Bogus. Nobody can when he's out ahead." Jennings was right. Loveland struggled and almost had a fit trying to get by, but Kilby went into the tape a yard ahead of him. After the race, while Kilby was lying unconscious on the ground, Jennings leaned over him. "Those guys up there actually thought Loveland could pass you. Can you beat it?"!!! TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (Meet scored 5-3-2-1) For the second year in a row, Manual Arts walked off with the team crown, this time with probably the best or second-best team in all-time State Meet history (Jefferson of LA in 1950 was the other). Lamport's 3 firsts, a first in the 880 relay, plus 9 other point scorers (including Lamport's brother) show the depth of this team, and their 37 1/2 points are an all-time high with this scoring system. Pasadena with Paddock was a distant second with 21 points. Next came Oakland Poly with 18, followed by Coalinga and Santa Rosa with 10. Manual Arts, LA 37.5 pts 5-1st in 880 relay 15-H. Lamport, 1st in HH, 1st in LH, 1st in BJ 3-Fitzsimmons, 2nd in 440 3-Beggs, 2nd in HJ 2.5-Childs, tie for 2-3 in PV 2-Sarrall, 3rd in 100 2-W. Lamport, 3rd in 220 2-Blewett, 3rd in SP 1-McKellar, 4th in 440 1-Brockman, 4th in SP 1-Haberlein, 4th in Jav Pasadena 21 2-3rd in 880 relay 10-Paddock, 1st in 100, 1st in 220 5-Moore, 1st in HJ 3-Fuller, 2nd in HH 1-Cooper, 4th in Mile Oakland Poly 18 3-2nd in 880 relay 7-Silvas, 1st in Mile, 3rd in 880 6-Hutchson, 2nd in 100, 2nd in 220 2-Caiden, 3rd in BJ xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

1917 - Berkeley Stadium; Saturday, April 28

The 3rd State Meet was held in Northern California for the first time and northern schools were confident of winning due to their superiority in the number of participants. However southern schools counted on their quality and were not to be disappointed. The headlines the day before the meet read "Paddock Sure of Points in Both Sprints," and "Kilby Slated to be Star of the Whole Affair." Paddock (Pasadena) and Kilby (Coalinga) were big names from the 1916 Meet. New stars would also emerge. The 14 events contested were identical to 1916. STATE MEET RECORDS A fantastic number of new State Meet records were set, and two events saw the record first tied and then broken. Jack Melville of Berkeley tied the 100 record in his heat and then broke it in the final. Earl Johnson of Fullerton did the same thing in the high hurdles. 100 Jack Melville (Berkeley) 10.0 (old 10.2, Brown, 1915 and Melville, 1917) 220 Charley Paddock (Pasadena) 22.0 (ties old, Wark, 1915) High Hurdles Earl Johnston (Fullerton) 16.2 (old 16.4, H Lamport, 1916 and Johnston, 1917) Low Hurdles Colin Kilby (Coalinga) 25.6 (old 25.8, H Lamport, 1916) Shot Put Jim Blewett (Manual Arts, LA) 47-9.25 (old 47-4.25, Weeks, 1916) Discus Evans (Chaffey) 122-11 (old 117-0, Weeks, 1916) Javelin McCoy (Coalinga) 154-5 (old 143-11.5, Neilson, 1916) Broad Jump Gene Davis (LA Poly) 21-10.5 (old 21-5.25, H Lamport, 1916) HIGHLIGHTS The sprint duel between Charley Paddock (Pasadena) and Jack Melville (Berkeley) was remarkable. Melville barely beat Paddock to the tape in the 100, and the time of 10 flat set a new State record. Paddock had his revenge later when he took the 220 in 22 flat, equalling Les Wark's 1915 record. Melville ran second. The other outstanding performer in the meet was Lloyd Hill of Coalinga. He won the high jump with a near-record 5-9.25 and placed second in the broad jump. Meanwhile Kilby won the lows in record time but only got a 3rd in the highs. If he ran in the 880, he didn't place. It would be hard to decide between Hill, Melville, and Paddock as the outstanding athlete of the meet. TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (Meet scored 5-3-2-1) Coalinga High School finally broke Manual Arts' lock on the State Championship with an easy win. Hill had 8 points, Kilby 7 in their 25 point total. The next 5 places were closely contested. Pasadena with Paddock had 117 points, Sacramento 15, Redlands 14, LA Poly 12, and Manual Arts for a change got only 11, including 8 points from their shot putters, Blewett and Brockman. Coalinga 25 pts 2-3rd in 880 relay 8-Hill, 1st in HJ, 2nd in BJ 7-Kilby, 1st in LH, 3rd in HH 5-McCoy, 1st in Jav 3-Robertson, 2nd in 440 Pasadena 17 3-2nd in 880 relay 8-Paddock, 1st in 220, 2nd in 100 5-Reeves, 1st in Mile 1-Mitchell, 4th in Disc Sacramento 15 5-Wilbur, 1st in PV 3-McMullen, 3rd in 100, 4th in 220 2-Duham, 3rd in 880 2-Pease, 3rd in PV 2-Bennett, 3rd in HJ 1-Lamb, 4th in SP Redlands 14 6-Frost, 2nd in 880, 2nd in Mile 5-Seitzer, 1st in 440 3-Green, 2nd in PV LA Poly 12 5-1st in 880 relay 5-Davis, 1st in BJ 2-Perry, 3rd in 440 Manual Arts, LA 11 5-Blewett, 1st in SP 3-Brockman, 2nd in SP 2-Woods, 3rd in 220 1-Fox, 4th in Jav xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

1918 - Sacramento Fairgrounds; Saturday, April 27

For the second year in a row, the State Meet was held in Northern California, but the bulk of the point scoring would probably be done by Southland schools. The names attracting most attention in pre-Meet excitement were sprinter Charley Paddock and discus heaver Johnnie Boyle. Paddock, in his senior year at Pasadena, was confident of winning both sprints, and Boyle (LA High) was expected by many to shatter the discus record. Scoring competition took place in the same 14 events as in 1916 and 1917. Forty-six schools, from San Diego on the South to Sutter City on the North, had entries. STATE MEET RECORDS New Meet records were set in 5 of the 14 events, the most notable being the quarter mile race with 50 seconds being broken for the first time. Schiller from LA Poly accomplished this tremendous feat and it would be 11 years before anyone would equal him. 440 George "Spec" Schiller (LA Poly) 49.6 (old 50.0, Conn, 1915) High Hurdles Larry Rice (Compton) 16.0 (old 16.2, Johnston, 1917) 880 Relay Manual Arts, LA 1:33.6 (old 1:34.2, Manual Arts, 1915 & 1916) Javelin Dunlap (Bakersfield) 164-3 (old 154-5, McCoy, 1917) High Jump Harold "Brick" Muller (San Diego) 5-11 3/4 (old 5-9 1/2, Webster, 1915) HIGHLIGHTS Charley Paddock (Pasadena) disappointed no one as he won the 100 in 10.2 over Cook (San Bernardino) and the 220 in 22.4 over Hendrixson (Chino). This was the 3rd year in a row that he won the longer race and his second win in the State Meet 100. Only his loss to Melville in the 1917 100 spoiled a double three-year sweep. Paddock was to go on to Olympic fame by winning the 100 meters in 1920 timed in 10.8. He also was leadoff man for the victorius US 400 meter relay team which clocked 42.2, and in addition placed 2nd in the 200 meters in both the 1920 and 1924 Olympics. Another standout in this State Meet was Jerry Pearce of Berkeley. He tried to match Blankenship's 1915 double in the 880 and mile and came close to pulling it off. He won the mile, although in a slow 4:44.4, and came in 3rd in the 880, losing to Ken Saunders of Pasadena whose winning time was 2:02.8. Young of Bakersfield tried the same double and came in 2nd in the 880 and 3rd in the mile. John Boyle won the discus with a mark of 114-2 3/4, but missed the State Meet record by more than 8 feet. TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (Meet scored 5-3-2-1) Paddock's double sprint victory, Saunders' half mile win, and 5 other point scorers gave Pasadena an easy victory. Their 25 points overshadowed San Bernardino's 16, who were led by low hurdle winner Harry McDonald (26.6). Manual Arts took 3rd place with 12 points, followed by Bakersfield (11), Fresno (10), and Berkeley and Ukiah (9). Twenty-six schools scored points. Pasadena 25 pts 1-4th in 880 relay 10-Paddock, 1st in 100, 1st in 220 5-Saunders, 1st in 880 3-Fouche, 2nd in Disc 3-Lee, 2nd in HJ 3-Slaughterman, 3rd in BJ, 4th in PV San Bernardino 16 3-2nd in 880 relay 5-McDonald, 1st in LH 4-Cook, 2nd in 100, 4th in 220 4-Draper, 3rd in HH, 3rd in HJ Manual Arts, LA 12 5-1st in 880 relay 3-Emmons, 2nd in PV 2-Woods, 3rd in 100 2-Newman, 3rd in LH Bakersfield 11 5-Dunlap, 1st in Jav 5-Young, 2nd in 880, 3rd in Mile 1-Radebaugh, 4th in LH xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

1919 - San Bernardino High; Saturday, April 26

After two years in the North, the 5th State Meet switched back to "sunny" Southern California. Returning to compete after setting a high jump record in last year's Meet was Brick Muller, although he was now competeing for Oakland Tech. Other prominent returnees were Jerry Pearce (Berkeley), 1918 mile champion, and John Boyle (transfer to Manual Arts), 1918 discus winner. The javelin was dropped as a scoring event after three years of being included, and would not reappear until 1926. The 13 scoring events were now the 1100, 220, 440, 880, Mile, HH, LH, 880 Relay, SP, Disc, PV, HJ, and BJ. STATE MEET RECORDS None. HIGHLIGHTS A drizzling rain fell throughout the meet and it kept the crowd small and prevented any chance at records. In fact, winning marks in all events except the discus were the poorest marks in the 5 meets to date. Examples showing the terrible conditions were Jerry Pearce's win in the 880 (2:08.0), Manual Arts' 880 relay win (1:38.2), Ernst Hartmann's (LA Poly) shot put victory (42-3), and Dick Emmons' (Manual Arts) pole vault win at 10-6. Despite the conditions, however, individual stars emerged. In particular Brick Muller scored in 3 events, winning the high jump at 5-6, winning the broad jump at 20-0, and placing 3rd in the high hurdles. Another standout was Charley Daggs of Claremont, who won the highs in 16.6 and the lows in 27.4. Elsewhere in the field events, John Boyle won the discus at 120-6 and placed second in the shot put behind Hartmann. Pearce did not attempt an 880-mile double as he did in 1918. TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (Meet scored 5-3-2-1) Led by John Boyle, athletes from Manual Arts literally slid and swam through the track and field events to gain the team title with a total of 21 points. This was their 3rd championship in the 5 State Meets to date. Well behind at 12 points was Oakland Tech, with all points being scored by Brick Muller. Third went to Los Angeles High with 11 points, followed by Claremont and Harvard Military (No. Hollywood) with 10. Manual Arts, LA 21 pts 5-1st in 880 relay 8-Boyle, 1st in Disc, 2nd in SP 5-Emmons, 1st in PV 3- Leadingham, 2nd in PV Oaklend Tech 12 12-Muller, 1st in HJ, 1st in BJ, 3rd in HH Los Angeles 11 5-Sherman, 3rd in LH, 3rd in BJ, 4th in HH 3-Shoaf, 2nd in BJ 2-Clarke, 3rd in 440 1-Sampson, 4th in SP xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

1920 - Bakersfield Fairgrounds; Saturday, April 24

Perfect weather greeted the best athletes in the State as they gathered in Bakersfield for the 6th renewal of the CIF championship. The most prominent returnees from last year's State Meet included Eddie Sudden (Lick Wilmerding, SF) who had taken seconds in both sprints, Thurmond Clarke (LA) who had placed 3rd in the 440, and Otto Anderson (Pomona) who had come in 2nd in the highs. Other athletes would make their names known also. STATE MEET RECORDS An unbelievable 7 new State Meet records were set and 2 others tied in the excellent competition. Probably the best of the new records were provided by Bud Houser, sophomore from Oxnard, as he added two feet to the shot put mark and one foot to the discus. None of the running marks was badly broken but all of them except the 440, mile, and low hurdles gave ground to the spirited assault. 100 Eddie Sudden (Lick Wilmerding, SF) 10.0 (ties old, Melville, 1917) 220 Eddie Sudden (Lick Wilmerding, SF) 21.8 (old 22.0, Wark, 1915 and Paddock 1917) 880 Paul Stroud (Perris) 1:59.4 (old 1:59.8, Blankenship, 1915) High Hurdles Otto Anderson (Pomona) 15.8 (old 16.0, Rice, 1918) 880 Relay Los Angeles 1:33.6 (ties old, Manual Arts, 1918) Shot Put Clarence "Bud" Houser (Oxnard) 49-9 (old 47-9 1/4, Blewett, 1917) Discus Clarence "Bud" Houser (Oxnard) 123-8 (old 122-11, Evans, 1917) Pole Vault Leroy Goodenough (Fillmore) 11-10 (old 11-9, Hall, 1916) High Jump Oliver Corey (Chaffey) 6-0 (old 5-11 3/4, Muller, 1918) HIGHLIGHTS Sudden, with his two sprint wins, and Houser, with his two weight wins were easily the outstanding athletes of the Meet. However, Jim Fulkerson of Ventura did himself proud with a win in the low hurdles (26.4) and a 2nd to Anderson in the highs. A great performance was also turned in by Thurmond Clarke (LA) who won the 440 in 50.2 and placed 3rd in the 100 behind Sudden and Hawkins (Fullerton). TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (Meet scored 5-3-2-1) Led by Clarke and a win in the 880 relay, Los Angeles High came out on top but not by much. Their 18 points beat by 2 the total gathered by Oxnard. Houser got 10 of Oxnard's total and Argue the other 6. Lick Wilmerding was 3rd with 10 points from Sudden, followed by Fullerton, Manual Arts, and Ventura with 8 each. Los Angeles 18 pts 5-1st in 880 relay 7-Clarke, 1st in 440, 3rd in 100 3-Dennis, 2nd in PV 2-Anderson, 3rd in SP 1-Richards, 4th in SP Oxnard 16 10-Houser, 1st in SP, 1st in Disc 6-Argue, 2nd in HJ, 2nd in BJ Lick Wilmerding, SF 10 10-Sudden, 1st in 100, 1st in 220 xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

1921 - Berkeley Stadium; Saturday, April 30

For the first time, the State Meet returned to a former site, namely Berkeley Stadium which hosted the 1917 meet. Over 150 high school athletes from all sections of the State were on hand for this, the 7th State Meet. The majority of the boys were from the south, and many arrived with big reputations. There were two notable "Buds" returning from last year's meet. Bud Houser, Oxnard junior, who had set State records in both the shot and discus, and Bud Nash (Chino), also a junior and returning broad jump champion. In addition Bob Allen (Redlands) was the strongest sprinter back. He had placed second to Sudden in the 220 last year and 4th in the 100, and had won the 220 in 1919. The Meet started at 2 pm. STATE MEET RECORDS After 7 records were broken and 2 tied last year, common sense would have said records would be scarce. It would have been wrong! An astounding 7 new records were set and one was tied. And this was out of 13 events. Once again Bud Houser was the superstar. He broke his own shot put record by more than 2 feet and his discus record by more than 11 feet! Improvements of this magnitude were unheard of. And the other Bud didn't disappoint either. Bud Nash bettered the broad jump record by a full 6 inches. Other records improved only modestly, but improve they did. 880 Elmer Boyden (Vallejo) 1:59.2 (old 1:59.4, Stroud, 1920) Low Hurdles Jack Houston (Lincoln, LA) 25.4 (old 25.6, Kilby, 1917) 880 Relay Los Angeles 1:33.6 (old Manual Arts, 1918 and Los Angeles, 1920) Shot Put Clarence "Bud" Houser (Oxnard) 52-0 (old 49-8, Houser, 1920) Discus Clarence "Bud" Houser (Oxnard) 135-0 1/2 (old 123-8, Houser, 1920) Pole Vault Harold Shoebridge (Anaheim) 12-0 (old 11-10, Goodenough, 1920) High Jump Al Fisher (Lincoln, LA) 6-0 3/8 (old 6-0, Corey, 1920) Broad Jump Verden "Bud" Nash (Chino) 22-4 1/2 (old 21-10 1/2, Davis, 1917) HIGHLIGHTS After all the record setting, there were still other stellar performances. Elmer Boyden from Vallejo was a one man spectacular. He participated in 3 events and they were tough ones, the 440, 880, and broad jump. His win in the 880 and 3rd in the 440 is the only instance of an athlete placing in both these events in the same Meet until 1970. In addition he came in second in the broad jump. And he wasn't alone. Jack Houston won the highs (16.0) to go along with his record in the lows, and Vernon Blenkiron of Compton won the 100 in 10.2 and placed second to Bob Allen (Redlands) in the 220. Houser, however, was the star. TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (Meet scored 5-3-2-1) Lincoln, LA was an easy winner with 17 points, 10 of which were due to Houston with his hurdles wins and 5 from Al Fisher and his high jump record. A distant second was a tie between Oxnard with 10 points from Houser and Vallejo with 10 points from Boyden. Following were Compton and Redlands with 9 and Palo Alto with 8, mostly from seconds in both hurdles by Leistner. Lincoln, LA 17 pts 10-Houston, 1st in HH, 1st in LH 5-Fisher, 1st in HJ 2-Boles, 3rd in HH Oxnard 10 10-Houser, 1st in SP, 1st in Disc Vallejo 10 10-Boyden, 1st in 880, 3rd in 440, 2nd in BJ xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

1922 - Stockton Fairgrounds; Saturday, May 6

For the first time, the State Meet was held in May and for the first time in Stockton. The number of stars and the exceptionally good marks made in the qualifying competitions indicated that this, the 8th CIF Championship, would be one of the greatest. Not only a number of California prep marks were threatened, but Bud Houser (Oxnard) and Harlie Bickmore (Huntington Beach) were shooting for National interscholastic records in the shot, discus, and pole vault. Coach Tommy Davis of last year's champion Lincoln, LA pronounced the Stockton track the fastest he has been on this year. He guessed that barring adverse winds, either Wickersham of Bakersfield STATE MEET RECORDS All that was anticipated did not come to pass. However 3 new State records were set and one tied. Two were due to the fantastic Bud Houser who, in his senior year, advanced the 12 pound shot put record another 3 feet and the discus record another 9 feet! Houser had now won both the shot and discus in 3 straight Meets and had set records every time. Also, in non-scoring competition in the 16-pound shot, Houser smashed the interscholastic world mark with a heave of 45-9 3/4. The old mark had been made in 1903 by Ralph Rose (Healdsburg High) at 45-6 1/4. Houser went on to world fame by winning the shot put in the 1924 Olympics and the discus in both the 1924 and 1928 Olympics. He set Olympic records in the discus both years. Bud Nash, who had transferred from Chino to Huntingdon Beach High, broke his own broad jump record by about an inch. This was Nash's third straight broad jump crown! 880 Relay Los Angeles 1:33.6 (ties old, Manual Arts, 1918 and Los Angeles, 1920, 1921) Shot Put Clarence "Bud" Houser (Oxnard) 55-4 4/5 (old 52-0, Houser, 1921) Discus Clarence "Bud" Houser (Oxnard) 144-3 1/5 (old 135-0 1/2, Houser, 1921) Broad Jump Verden "Bud" Nash (Huntington Beach) 22-5 3/5 (old 22-4 1/2, Nash, 1921) HIGHLIGHTS In addition to record setters Houser and Nash, three athletes stood out strongly in the meet. First was Ed Shaw of Monrovia, who won the 440 in 54.4 (anything but the expected record!) and also won the high jump at 5-10 4/5. Could the fact that the 440 was run on a straightaway have contributed to this slow time? It would be very difficult to know where you were in a straight race after running most races on closed ovals. And this leads to another digression. With the Meet held at the Fairgrounds, was the mile a one lap race and the 880 half a lap? The other stars were Les Schwobeda of Petaluma and Morton Kaer of Red Bluff. Each scored 8 points with Schwobeda upsetting the National interscholastic record holder, William Kerr (Huntington Beach) in winning the mile (4:40.0), and also placing second to Irving Thomas of Manual Arts and his 2:04.6 in the 880. Meanwhile Kaer, only a junior, won the lows (26.4) and placed second to Dick Blewett (Manual Arts) in the highs. Bickmore tied for second in the pole vault, losing to Harry Smith of San Diego (11-11 1/2). Also, Nesbit placed 2nd and Wickersham 3rd in the 100, losing to Herschel Smith (San Fernando) in a slow 10.4. There must have been an adverse wind. TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (Meet scored 5-3-2-1) Huntington Beach, with 5 different scorers, ended with 16 points and the State Championship. Bud Nash (who had transferred to Huntington Beach only this year) had 5 points and his brother 3 with a second in the 440. Manual Arts, LA came in 2nd with 12, mainly from Thomas' win in the 880 and Blewett's win in the highs. Past that things were close. Bakersfield was 3rd with 11 followed by Monrovia and Oxnard (10), Petaluma and Red Bluff (8). Huntington Beach 16 pts 5-V Nash, 1st in BJ 3-Kerr, 2nd in Mile 3-M Nash, 2nd in 440 2 1/2-Bickmore, tie for 2-3 in PV 2 1/2-Nichols, tie for 2-3 in PV Manual Arts, LA 12 5-Thomas, 1st in 880 5-Blewett, 1st in HH 2-Lynch, 3rd in SP Bakersfield 11 7-Wickersham, 1st in 220, 3rd in 100 2-Lewis, 3rd in 220 1-Frear, 4th in HH 1-Green, 4th in LH xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

1923 - Occidental College, LA; Saturday, May 12

The 9th State Meet returned to Southern California and expectations were high for an excellent competition. Four new State records seemed certain to be hung up. Both hurdle records and the marks in the high jump and pole vault appeared vulnerable, as the athletes had been turning in better marks all season. Ross Nichols, Huntington Beach junior, had bettered the State high hurdle record by 3/10 in the Southern Cal championship and seemed to be in perfect condition. Morton Kaer of Red Bluff won the lows in the Nor Cal meet in 24.8, although losing his step on the last hurdle. Harry Smith of San Diego vaulted 12-11 7/8 for a new Nationals prep record in the Southern meet, and anything over 12 feet here would better the State Meet mark. Finally Steve Turner of Hollywood looked like a cinch to better the high jump mark off his performances in his most recent two-big meets. The Meet started at 1:15 with heats in both sprints, both hurdles, and the relay. Points were scored in the same 13 events contested since 1919. An added incentive existed in the meet as a team of California preps was to be chosen to compete in the National Interscholastic Meet in Chicago later this month. STATE MEET RECORDS Predicted records in both hurdles and the pole vault materialized on schedule, but the high jump record refused to give ground. However an additional three State records were broken and one tied in what was probably the fastest prep track meet ever held in California. Morton Kaer, the Red Bluff High star, was responsible for two of the records. Not only did he run the lows in an excellent 24.9, but he jumped nearly out of the broad jump pit with a leap of 23 feet, 2 3/4 inches. This added 9 inches to Nash's record! Ross Nichols of Huntington Beach tied the National interscholastic record in the highs, winning in 15.4, and Harry Smith upped the pole vault mark to 12-3 11/16, but he was tied at that height by Lee Barnes of Hollywood. Earl Lockhart (Sacramento) lowered the 880 record by 2/10, clocking an excellent 1:59.0. Bob Lee of Franklin and Eddie Pollock of Pasadena each won his 100 heat in a record-tying 10.0. Pollock won the final in still another 10.0 with Lee 2nd. The Meet ended with Pasadena's relay team clipping 3/5 of a second off their National interscholastic record by winning the event in 1:31.4. The team members of Hurlic, Hassler, Whiszar, and Pollock won by about 8 yards over Manual Arts. 880 Relay Pasadena 1:31.4 (Nat'l) (old 1:33.6, Manual Arts, 1918; Los Angeles, 1920, 1921, 1922) High Hurdles Ross Nichols (Huntington Beach) 15.4 (=Nat'l) (old 15.8, Anderson, 1920) Note: Nichols won the first heat in 15.6 and Bickmore (Huntington Beach) won the other heat in 15.8! 100 Eddie Pollock (Pasadena) and 10.0 Bob Lee (Franklin) (ties old, Melville, 1917 and Sudden, 1920) 880 Earl Lockhart (Sacramento) 1:59.0 (old 1:59.2, Boyden, 1921) Low Hurdles Morton Kaer (Red Bluff) 24.9 (old 25.4, Houston, 1921) Pole Vault Lee Barnes (Hollywood) and 12-3 11/16 Harry Smith (San Diego) (old 12-0, Shoebridge, 1921) Broad Jump Morton Kear (Red Bluff) 23-2 3/4 (old 22-5 3/5, Nash, 1922) HIGHLIGHTS Morton Kaer had the most fantastic day in any State Meet since Harry Lamport's performance in 1916. Not only did Kaer set two Meet records but he finished a close second to Nichols in his high hurdle record, with Bickmore (who ran 15.8 in his heat) relegated to 3rd! Earl Lockhart (Sacramento) came back after his 880 record to win the mile over a good field, Stevens (Santa Barbara) and Mitchell (LA Poly) finishing 2nd and 3rd. Lockhart's time of 4:31.6 was 3rd fastest in State Meet history and he became the second (and last) successful 880-mile doubler, duplicating Blankenship's 1915 feat. In the sprints Bob Lee of Frtanklin was outstanding. He won the 220 with a fine 22.2 and finished 2nd to Pollock (Pasadena) in the record-tying 100. TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (Meet scored 5-3-2-1) Led by Lee Barnes' tie in the pole vault and a lot of second and third places, Hollywood won the meet with 17 1/2 points but Sacramento's bad luck made it possible. Sacramento scored 15 points from Lockhart's double and Hank Coggeshall's win in the high jump and they also had one of the favorites, another Pollock, entered in the 440. However Pollock got involved in a shoving-spiking incident on the final turn and didn't even place. Third in the meet was Red Bluff, with Kaer scoring all 13 points, followed by Pasadena (10), Huntington Beach (9 1/2), and Manual Arts and Modesto (9). Hollywood 17 1/2 pts 2-3rd in 880 Relay 4-Barnes, tie for 1-2 in PV 3-Smith, 2nd in 440 2 1/2-Turner, tie for 2-3 in HJ 2-Burgard, 3rd in LH 2-Coyne, 3rd in SP 2-Meeks, 3rd in BJ Sacramento 15 10-Lockhart, 1st in 880, 1st in Mile 5-Coggeshall, 1st in HJ Red Bluff 13 13-Kaer, 1st in LH, 2nd in HH, 1st in BJ xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

1924 - Taft High School; Saturday, May 10

The site for the 10th State Meet was the little town of Taft, located about 25 miles southwest of Bakersfield. Over 200 of the best high school athletes in the State were to participate, and most arrived Friday, spending the night to assure they'd be throughly rested. Advance thinking indicated four State records were in jeopardy, the pole vault, high jump, and both hurdle events. Lee Barnes, brilliant Hollywood athlete, was picked to better the existing pole vault record (held jointly by him and Harry Smith of San Diego) after he vaulted 12-10 in the A.A.U. meet a week ago. Henry Coggeshall, a transfer to LA Poly and last year's high jump wimmer, had repeatedly gone higher than the record during the season. DeWolfe Requa of Manual Arts was the threat to the low hurdle record. Requa ran 24.7 on two occasions, a fifth of a second better than Morton Kaer's record set last year. And finally Ross Nichols of Huntington Beach, who tied the National prep mark of 15.4 in the highs last year, was given a shot at beating this and setting a new National mark. Thirteen events were once again contested. Heats in the sprints, hurdles and relay were to start at 11 o'clock with finals starting at 1. Local merchants donated trophies for the winners of each event. STATE MEET RECORDS Headlines in the L.A. Times told the happy news: "Ross Nichols Breaks National Hurdle Mark; Wins High Sticks in 15.3 Seconds in Championship Meet at Taft." Nichols in two years had thus dropped the State record from 15.8 to 15.4 to 15.3, a fantastic improvement! Lee Barnes of Hollywood had no trouble setting a new pole vault record of 12-11 1/2, nearly 8" above the old mark. The first three placers bettered the old State mark. Ralph Smith of San Diego, brother of Harry Smith, took 2nd at 12-9 and McDermott (Fullerton) was 3rd at 12-6. Barnes could try for no higher height as that was as high as the standards could go. Henry Coggeshall established a new high jump mark, clearing 6-1 1/4 and adding nearly an inch to the old record. High Hurdles Ross Nichols (Huntington Beach) 15.3 (=Nat'l) (old 15.4, Nichols, 1923) Pole Vault Lee Barnes (Hollywood) 12-11 1/2 (old 12-3 11/16, Barnes & Smith, 1923) Note: Barnes won the Olympic pole vault crown later this year, also at 12-11 1/2! High Jump Henry Coggeshall (LA Poly) 6-1 1/4 (old 6-0 3/8, Fisher, 1921) HIGHLIGHTS The two standouts in addition to the record setters were both from Manual Arts, Lee Hansen, the team captain, and DeWolfe Requa. Hansen won the mile in 4:37.1 over Carnahan of Riverside and also placed second in a fast 880. Ed Gioege of Covina won that race in 1:59.1, just missing Lockhart's State mark of 1:59.0. Requa won the lows in 25.4 although getting a close race from Ross Nichols. His time, though not a record, was excellent considering the race was run around a turn. Vic Klein (Hollywood) won the 100 in 10.1 and placed 4th in the 220, which was won by Archie Woodyard of Jefferson, LA. Cecil White of Modesto won the shot put for the second year in a row, this time at 49-7 3/4. This was the farthest ever thrown to date in the State Meet except by Bud Houser. Hollywood's relay team won in 1:31.7, 2nd fastest in Meet history. TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (Meet scored 5-3-2-1) Manual Arts won the team title with 26 points, most of them from Hansen and Requa. Only two other teams were in contention, Hollywood with Barnes, Klein, and their relay team was second with 19, with probably the best 2nd-place team in all-time Meet history. Huntington Beach with 8 points from Ross Nichols was 3rd at 17. Fourth place was Riverside with only 9. The top Northern California school was Modesto at 6, all from Cecil White. Manual Arts, LA 26 pts 3-2nd in 880 Relay 8-Hansen, 1st in Mile, 2nd in 880 7-Requa, 1st in LH, 3rd in HH 5-Hanford, 2nd in 440, 3rd in 100 3-Watson, 2nd in Disc Hollywood 19 5-1st in 880 Relay 6-Klein, 1st in 100, 4th in 220 5-Barnes, 1st in PV 2-Eades, 3rd in HJ 1-Smith, 4th in 440 Huntington Beach 17 2-3rd in 880 Relay 8-Nichols, 1st in HH, 2nd in LH 6-Elliott, 1st in BJ, 4th in 100 1-Gilchrist, 4th in HJ xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

1925 - STANFORD STADIUM, PALO ALTO; SATURDAY, MAY 9

More than 100 athletes from the Southern and Central sections arrived Thursday night and Friday, and nearly 100 more from the two other sections (Northern and North Coast) were expected to take part in the 11th State Meet. A larger number of quality performers were returning from previous meets than anyone could ever remember. One was Junior Hanford of Manual Arts, who had already scored 10 points in State Meets. Hanford won the 440 in 1923 and had placed 2nd in the 440 and 3rd in the 100 last year. He was again trying a 100/400 double. In the 880 virtually all the placers from 1924 returned, Ed Gloege (Covina) who had won the race, Chesley Unruh (El Monte) who was 3rd, and Alex McKinnon (LA Poly) who was 4th. In addition Unruh was going to run the mile and there he would be meeting Carnahan of Riverside who was 2nd last year. The field events had strong returners also. Jack Williams of Inglewood, 4th at 12-3 in last year's pole vault was back. And so was Al Bowen of Santa Monica, who had finished 2nd to Coggeshall in the record high jump. The scoring events were the same 13 contested since 1919 (100, 220, 440, 880, Mile, HH, LH, 880 Relay, SP, Dis, PV, HJ, BJ). Exhibitions were also held in the 16-pound shot put and javelin. No heats were held this year and the Meet started at 2 p.m. STATE MEET RECORDS Only two State records were set, although a couple others were nearly equalled. Al Bowen of Santa Monica raised the high jump mark another 1/4" with his clearance of 6-1 1/2. The other record went to Manual Arts' relay team of Borgfeldt, Mauer, Mason, and Hanford, who blazed 1:30.5 for a State and National record. More will be said about their performance later. 880 Relay Manual Arts, LA 1:30.5 (Nat'l) (old 1:31.4, Pasadena, 1923) High Jump Al Bowen (Santa Monica) 6-1 1/2 (old 6-1 1/4, Coggeshall, 1924) HIGHLIGHTS A light rain fell during the meet but had little effect on the track which was in splendid condition. Three athletes ended with a first and a second place in their specialties to share top scoring honors with 8 points. Junior Hanford (Manual Arts) won the 100-yard dash in 10.1 in an event where he had been considered an outsider. Later in the 440 he placed 2nd to Walter Hanson (Concord) who ran 51 flat. Walter Floyd (Lincoln, LA) got his first place in the 220 with 22.6, and ended 2nd to Hanford in the 100. Les Eades, the Hollywood flash, had things pretty much his own way in the highs and won by 2 yards in a fine 15.4. In the lows, however, he lost to Clarence Norris of Santa Maria by about the same margin. Norris was clocked in 25.1. The 880 was almost a duplicate of last year but the order of finish was different. This time Alex McKinnon (LA Poly) was the winner at 1:59.8, followed by Ed Gloege of Covina and Chesley Unruh of El Monte. However Unruh was not to be denied in the mile where he won in 4:35.2. Carnahan of Riverside was runnerup for the second year. Although Jack Williams of Inglewood failed to reach the height he had made a week ago to set a new prep pole vault record, he proved how capable he was by clearing 12-9 5/8. Hulsman of San Jose stayed with him up to the 12 feet 6 inch mark, but could not go higher. Herbert Fleishhacker, Menlo weight man, did all that was expected of him. He won the 12 pound shot with a heave of 49-2 and took first in he 16-pound shot exhibition event with a mark of 41-1/2. Fleishhacker threw left-handed. TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (Meet scored 5-3-2-1) With the relay remaining as the only event to be run off, San Diego led the meet with 11 1/2 points. Manual Arts was a close second with 11. The San Diegans (Kemp, Powell, Penrose, and Holloway) having smashed the National interscholastic mark last Saturday, made things look bleak for Manual Arts. However Mason, running the 3rd leg for Manual, came through with a clutch performance and Junior Hanford did the rest, Manual Arts winning with a new National record 1:30.5 and the Meet with 16 points. San Diego was 2nd in both the relay and the team title. Third was Hollywood with 12 led by 8 points from Eades. Inglewood and Lincoln, LA, with all points from Floyd, tied for 4th at 8. Manual Arts, LA 16 pts. 5-1st in 880 relay 8-Hanford, 1st in 100, 2nd in 440 3-Enisman, 2nd in SP San Diego 14 3-2nd in 880 relay 5-Moeller, 1st in Dis 2 1/2-Ramser, tie for 2-3 in HJ 2-Chase, 3rd in BJ 1-Ritchie, 4th in HH 1-Hubbard, 3-way tie for 3rd in PV Hollywood 12 2-3rd in 880 relay 8-Eades, 1st in HH, 2nd in LH 2-Meeks, 3rd in LH xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

1926 - LOS ANGELES COLISEUM; SATURDAY, MAY 8

After the sensational marks established by Southern California athletes in the past month, many people were predicting a flock of record-breaking performances in the 12th State Meet. Competition was expected to be tougher than ever with scores of outstanding athletes from Northern California also entered. The dope sheet, however, figured LA Poly and Hollywood to battle it out for the team championship. Hollywood was led by hurdler Jimmy Meeks, who had placed 3rd in the lows last year. He was expected to get his biggest challenge from Jimmy Payne of San Bernardino who ran 4th in that race, but set a National low hurdle record of 23.8 last Saturday. Other prominent returnees from last year's State Meet were Doug Knowles of Bakersfield (4th in the 880), Jack Ferguson of Inglewood (3rd in the mile), and Eddie Moeller of San Diego, who had won the discus. The javelin was reinstated as a scoring event after an absence of 7 years, bringing to 14 the events contested. Roughly 70 schools were entered in the first State Meet to be held at the Coliseum. Competition began at 2 o'clock. STATE MEET RECORDS Headlines told the story: "World Hurdle, Relay Records Go By Boards; Meeks Runs High Sticks in 15.1; Wehner Steps Hundred in 9.8." A tremendous record-breaking performance! Ross Nichols' high hurdle record, expected by many to last for years, was broken decisively by Jimmy Meeks (Hollywood). And not only did he break Nichols' State Meet mark with his 15.1, he also broke the National mark of 15.2! The low hurdle mark got demolished also, and by a full second. Jimmy Payne of San Bernardino took no pity on the old mark when he winged to a 23.9 clocking. Many years would pass before this was equalled. The 100 yard mark gave significant ground too. Never before in State Meet history had 10 flat been broken, but Cliff Gantt of LA Poly ran 9.9 to win his heat and Dick Wehner of Brawley broke that mark in the final. Wehner blazed to a 9.8 in beating Cecil Howard of Compton and Frank Wykoff of Glendale. Gantt finished 5th in the final. A new javelin mark was set by Lauterwasser of SF Poly and the 880 relay record fell for the 2nd year in a row. The Hollywood team of Ritchie, Talbot, Bryan, and Johnson nearly flew as they set a new National mark of 1:29.9. 100 Cliff Gantt (LA Poly) 9.9 (old 10.0, Melville, 1917; Sudden, 1920; Lee, 1923; Pollock, 1923) 100 Dick Wehner (Brawley) 9.8 (=Nat'l) (old 9.9, Gantt, 1926) 880 Relay Hollywood 1:29.9 (Nat'l) (old 1:30.5, Manual Arts, 1925) High Hurdles Jimmy Meeks (Hollywood) 15.1 (Nat'l) (old 15.3, Nichols, 1924) Low Hurdles Jimmy Payne (San Bernardino) 23.9 (old 24.9, Kaer, 1923) Javelin Lauterwasser (SF Poly) 172-0 (old 164-3, Dunlap, 1918) HIGHLIGHTS A crowd of some 10,000 fans raised the roof at one of the greatest State Meets ever. Jimmy Meeks came in 2nd to Payne in the lows which, with his record win in the highs, tied him for high scoring honors with 8 points. The other athlete with 8 was Eddie Moeller of San Diego. He won the discus for the second year in a row at a near record 142-5 3/4 and placed 2nd in the shot to Maury Lauterman (LA Poly) who won at 49-1/4. Doug Knowles (Bakersfield) won the 880 in a slow 2:01.2 over Bill McGeagh (LA Poly), and Jack Ferguson (Inglewood) won the mile in 4:35.7 over Breeding of Santa Ana. Except for the javelin, the field event performances were nowhere close to records. TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (Meet scored 5-3-2-1) The team title boiled down to two teams, LA Poly and Hollywood, and LA Poly prevailed by scoring 17 points. They were led by first places from Lauterman in the shot and Cliff Gantt in the 440 (50.0). Hollywood scored 15 points, mostly from the 8 points of Meeks and the record relay team. Next were San Diego with 11 3/4, Lincoln, LA with 11 1/2, and Compton with 10. LA Poly 17 pts. 5-Gantt, 1st in 440 5-Lauterman, 1st in SP 3-McGeagh, 2nd in 880 2-Powers, 3rd in HH 2-Patterson, 3rd in Mile Hollywood 15 5-1st in 880 relay 8-Meeks, 1st in HH, 2nd in LH 1-Johnson, 4th in 220 1-Chapman, 4th in 440 San Diego 11 3/4 8-Moeller, 1st in Dis, 2nd in SP 2 3/4-Hubbard, 4-way tie for 1st in PV 1-Brown, 4th in Mile Lincoln, LA 11 1/2 2-3rd in 880 relay 5-Rehwald, 1st in BJ 3-Harrison, 2nd in 220 1 1/2-Williams, tie for 3-4 in HJ xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

1927 - MODESTO HIGH SCHOOL; SATURDAY, MAY 7

The 13th State Meet moved back to Northern California but the power was still with the southern schools. There were a number of athletes returning who had scored points in last year's meet. First were Dick Wehner of Brawley, 100 record holder, and Frank Wykoff of Glendale who had placed 3rd as a sophomore in Wehner's record 100. Shore of Pasadena who had placed 3rd in the 440 was back, as was Bill McGeagh, LA Poly star who was runnerup in the 880. Add to these Breeding (Santa Ana), 2nd in last year's mile, and Pasadena's Jeddy Welch, 3rd to Payne and Meeks in the record lows, and the quality of competition becomes evident. The same 14 events as last year scored points, but a new points system would be tried in the relay for the first time. It was decided to score the relay double (10-6-4-2), keeping the individual events at 5-3-2-1. It was to be a short-lived experiment. STATE MEET RECORDS Frank Wykoff tied Wehner's record not once but twice. He won both his heat and the final in 9.8. He also won the 220 in an amazing 21.0, but this record was disallowed. One other record went on the books and it was a big surprise. The high hurdle mark fell again, and not by a little bit. Jimmy Meeks' mark was broken by an unbelievable 3/10 by Jeddy Welch of Pasadena. His new mark was 14.8. Remember that the State Meet record was 15.8 going into the 1923 meet! High Hurdles Jeddy Welch (Pasadena) 14.8 (old 15.1, Meeks, 1926) 100 Frank Wykoff (Glendale) 9.8 (ties old, Wehner) HIGHLIGHTS The Meet was run on a sandy track across which a stiff breeze blew most of the time. Lowering skies threatened rain throughout, but the first drops did not fall until 5 minutes after the final event. The Meet could well have been called "Frank Wykoff and Friends." Wykoff of Glendale duplicated Harry Hamport's 1916 feat of winning 3 events in leading his team to victory. First he tied Wehner's record in the 100 at 9.8, nosing out his teammate, Russell Slocum. Following this he strolled over to the broad jump pit and won that with a leap of 22-2. His 3rd victory of the day was in the 220, which he won by two yards over Hables of King City, who in turn finished a yard ahead of Slocum. Wehner was entered in the Meet but did not place in either sprint. Jeddy Welch of Pasadena had a great day although being overshadowed by Wykoff. He won the lows in 24.0 to go along with his record in the highs. Steiner of Chaffey was the third highest point scorer at 8. He won the discus at 135-9 and came 2nd to Harold Falter of Glendale in the shot. Shore (Pasadena) placed second to Percy McArthur (Huntington Beach) in the quarter, the winning time being 51.0. Bill McGeagh (LA Poly) won the 880 in 2:02.8 and Cliff Halstead (Sacramento) won the mile over the favorite Breeding (Santa Ana) in 4:33.6. TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (Meet scored 5-3-2-1 except relay scored 10-6-4-2) Glendale won the team title by a lopsided score tallying 35 points, more than twice the points of runnerup Pasadena. The relay team of Glendale (Wykoff, Maitland, Zain, and Slocum) got a win at 1:31.8, finishing about 20 yards ahead of Santa Ana, which when added to Wykoff's 15 points easily sewed up the victory. But they got more than that. Falter won the shot at 49-9 5/8 and Slocum scored 5 points in the sprints. It was a great team and it would be 1950 before another team could score 5 firsts! Pasadena, behind Welch, was a distant second at 17, followed by Santa Ana (11), San Diego (9), and Chaffey with Steiner (8). Glendale 35 pts. 10-1st in 880 relay 15-Wykoff, 1st in 100, 1st in 220, 1st in BJ 5-Flater, 1st in SP 5-Slocum, 2nd in 100, 3rd in 220 Pasadena 17 4-3rd in 880 relay 10-Welch, 1st in HH, 1st in LH 3-Shore, 2nd in 440 Santa Ana 11 6-2nd in 880 relay 3-Breeding, 2nd in Mile 1-Baer, 4th in 220 1-Velarde, 4th in BJ xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

1928 - SELMA HIGH SCHOOL; SATURDAY, MAY 5

One of the greatest collections of high school track and field athletes California had ever produced was on hand to vie for individual and team honors in the 14th State Meet at Selma, a little town 20 miles SE of Fresno. Two hundred athletes representing 76 schools would compete both in qualifying heats and finals on the afternoon program. Glendale, with Frank Wykoff, crack dash man, heading its squad was given a chance of scoring 20 points but to score that many Wykoff would have to reverse a decision Lombardi of Los Angeles High won over him in the 220 last week. Another runner back from last year was Herb Welch of Visalia who had taken 3rd place in the 880 as a sophomore. In the field events Dudley Stephens of Woodland returned after placing 2nd in the discus, also as a soph. William Miller of San Diego, last year's pole vault winner, was back too and last Saturday he had vaulted 13-2 5/8. A repeat of this mark would erase Lee Barnes' State Meet record. Fourteen scoring events were again contested (100, 220, 440, Mile, HH, LH, 880 Relay, SP, Dis, Jav, PV, HJ, BJ). Last year's experiment of scoring double points in the relay was dropped and would not be tried again. STATE MEET RECORDS Records came crashing down from every direction in a prep competition marked by brilliant performances. Frank Lombardi, 19-year-old from Los Angeles High, ran 101 yards in 9.6 seconds to dramatically break the Meet 100 mark and equal the World record. The extra was a penalty for jumping the gun and his time, clocked by seven officials, was considered astounding. Frank Wykoff (Glendale) was second. Coming back in the 220, both Lombardi and Wykoff shattered the State meet record set in 1920 when they broke the tape abreast in 21.4 seconds. They were given a tie for the race, the first time this had been done. Lombardi ended the Meet by anchoring his relay team to a new State Meet record, being timed in 1:29.6. In all three events, Lombardi came from behind with a tremendous spurt just before the tape. The pole vault record remained untouched but new records were rung up in the javelin, high jmp, and broad jump. The most notable of these was probably Dick Barber's (Long Beach) 23-5 1/4 jump to better Morton Kaer's record which had lasted since 1923. 100 Frank Lombardi (Los Angeles) 9.6 (= World) (old 9.8, Wehner, 1926 and Wykoff, 1927) 220 Frank Lombardi (Los Angeles) and 21.4 Frank Wykoff (Glendale) (old 21.8, Sudden, 1920) 880 Relay Los Angeles 1:29.6 (old 1:29.9, Hollywood, 1926) Javelin Ken McKenzie (Oxnard) 174-4 7/8 (old 172-0, Lauterwasser, 1926) High Jump Henry Lassalette (Puente) and 6-2 3/16 Bob Van Osdel (Compton) (old 6-1 1/2, Bowen, 1925) Note: In an exhibition leap afterwards, Lassalette cleared 6-4 1/2. Broad Jump Dick Barber (Long Beach) 23-5 1/4 (old 23-2 3/4, Kaer, 1923) HIGHLIGHTS Despite Lombardi's fantastic performance, the high scorer of the Meet was Joe Bills of Long Beach. Bills won the highs in 15.6 over Berry (Fairfax, LA) and won the lows in 24.8 over Velarde (Santa Ana). Carl Childreth, also of Long Beach, won the 440 in 50.2. Herb Welch (Visalia) took the 880 in 2:01.2, Moran of Piedmont finishing second. Welch also got a 4th in the mile. Dudley Stephens won the discus with a mark of 135-1 3/8, fourth best mark in Meet history. Bill Miller of San Diego won the pole vault at 12-9 1/2 but 13 feet remained untouched in the State Meet. One disqualification was written into the books. Minch of Inglewood won the mile in 4:39.0 but was disqualified because inspectors charged him with cutting in. The win reverted to the second-place man, Dick Brooks of Redlands. The extremely warm weather handicapped some of the athletes from the northern part of the State, and several collapsed on the track. Only a slight wind was noticeable and it favored no one as it blew across the field. About 2,000 persons were on hand for the Meet. TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (Meet scored 5-3-2-1) Long Beach High School, with Joe Bills leading the way, won the team title with 21 points. Los Angeles, due mainly to the fantastic day had by Lombardi, placed 2nd with 16 points. Third place went to Glendale with 10, followed by Redlands with 8. Wykoff, who accounted for 7 of Glendale's points, made the US Olympic team later this year and ran leadoff leg for the 400 meter relay team which won in 41 flat. In succeeding years he was to set the World's 100 yard record and also compete in two more Olympics. He anchored the US sprint team relay in 1932, which was a 40.0 winner, and also anchored the great 1936 team (Jesse Owens, Ralph Metcalfe, Foy Draper, Frank Wykoff) to its Olympic record 39.8 (Italy 2nd in 41.1!), a mark which would stand until 1956. Long Beach 21 pts. 1-4th in 880 relay 10-Bills, 1st in HH, 1st in LH 5-Childreth, 1st in 440 5-Barber, 1st in BJ Los Angeles 16 5-1st in 880 relay 9-Lombardi, 1st in 100, tie for 1st in 220 2-Houck, 3rd in 440 Glendale 10 3-2nd in 880 relay 7-Wykoff, 2nd in 100, tie for 1st in 220 xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

1929 - LOS ANGELES COLISEUM; SATURDAY, MAY 11

The 15th State Meet was held in the Coliseum for the second time and San Diego looked like a slight favorite for team honors. Individual talent was present in abundance. An amazing four winners from last year's Meet were back to try to repeat in their specialties. William Miller of San Diego was one of the returners, having won the pole vault in both 1927 and 1928. Miller cleared 13-3 earlier this year, which is higher than the State Meet mark. The other winners back were 880 champ Herb Welch (Visalia), Dudley Stephens (Woodland), discus ace, and Ken McKenzie (Oxnard), State Meet record holder in the javelin. Two novel ideas were being tried in this Meet. First the system of scoring the Meet was changed, allowing 5th placers in each of the 14 events to score points. The new scoring system was 5-3-2-1-1/2. The second inovation was to interrupt the Meet for a few minutes to let Ray Conger, America's premiere miler representing the Illinois Athletic Club, take a crack at setting a U.S. record in the 1000 yard run. Conger would be paced by a quartet of U.S.C. athletes (McGeagh, Gloege, Schurr, and Hammatt) in his attempt to fracture Lawrence Brown's record of 2:12.4. This is the earliest Meet where a complete time schedule of events is available and is given below. TRACK FIELD 1:30 100 heats 1:30 Pole Vault 1:45 HH heats 1:30 Shot Put 2:00 100 finals 1:30 Broad Jump 2:15 HH finals 2:35 16-lb Shot Put exhibition 2:30 880 3:00 Javelin 2:45 220 heats 3:35 Discus 3:00 LH heats 4:05 High Jump 3:15 440 3:25 220 finals 3:50 880 Relay heats 4:05 Mile 4:30 880 Relay finals There was an extremely short time between heats and finals! STATE MEET RECORDS Three State Meet records were set and two more tied in a day of exciting competition. The biggest surprise was San Diego's Irving Warburton in his quarter mile record-equalling race. Warburton placed fourth in the southern meet two weeks ago, but today he got out in front early, piled up a lead of five yards, and held it with a fighting finish right up to the tape. This tied Schiller's 49.6 set way back in 1918. Herb Welch (Visalia) brought the 880 record down to 1:58.4, winning by five yards, and Jimmy Wilson (San Diego) equalled the 220 record set last year by Lombardi and Wykoff. The field events produced the other two records, Yancey of Compton upping the javelin record to 182.35 and Marty of Fresno clearing the high jump bar at 6-4 1/4. 880 Herb Welch (Visalia) 1:58.4 (old 1:59.0, Lockhart, 1923) Javelin Yancey (Compton) 192.35 (old 174-4 7/8, McKenzie, 1928) High Jump Walter Marty (Fresno) 6-4 1/4 (old 6-2 3/16, Lassalette and Van Osdel, 1928) 220 Jimmy Wilson (San Diego) 21.4 (ties old, Lombardi 1928 and Wykoff, 1928) 440 Irving Warburton (San Diego) 49.6 (ties old, Schiller, 1918) HIGHLIGHTS Pee-wee sprinter Jimmy Wilson from San Diego was the high individual scorer in the meet, winning the 100 in 9.8 over Mass of Fresno and the 220 in the record-tying 21.4 over Jordan of Jefferson, LA. Norman Paul from Santa Ana scored 8 points in winning the lows in 24 flat over his teammate Reboin and taking a second in the broad jump to Rudy of Hollywood. William Miller of San Diego won the pole vault for the 3rd year in a row, the winning height being 12-6. He was to set an Olympic record in 1932 by winning at 14-1 7/8. Dudley Stephans (Woodland) won the discus for the second time with a toss of 134.71 feet. Ken McKenzie (Oxnard) finished 2nd to Yancey in the record javelin competition. Nelson Gray of Chaffey threw the shot the second farthest in State history, winning with a heave of 53-5 1/2. Only Houser's 1922 record was better. Conger missed badly in his assault on the 1000 yard record, finishing the exhibition event in 2:16.2, almost 4 seconds too slow. TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (Meet scored 5-3-2-1-1/2) The team title was all San Diego, with Wilson's two first places and one each from Warburton and Miller. They ended with 22 3/4 points. In second place was Hollywood at 16 1/2, led by first places from Bernie Miller in the highs (15.4) and Wells Ruby in the broad jump (22-7 1/4). Santa Ana was next with 11, followed by Jefferson, LA at 10 1/2 and Los Angeles and Fresno tied at 9. San Diego 22 3/4 pts. 2-3rd in 880 relay 10-Wilson, 1st in 100, 1st in 220 5-Warburton, 1st in 440 5-Miller, 1st in PV 3/4-Reed, tie for 4-5 in HJ Hollywood 16 1/2 3-2nd in 880 relay 5-Miller, 1st in HH 5-Ruby, 1st in BJ 3-Rogers, 2nd in 440 1/2-Obersfall, 5h in 880 Santa Ana 11 8-Paul, 1st in LH, 2nd in BJ 3-Reboin, 2nd in LH from DyeStatCal (05/31/04) A one-day, male only (no ladies until 1974 at the 56th annual of these affairs), state meet had the athletes running heats in the High Hurdles, Low Hurdles (220 yard distance in those days) 100y, 200y, and 880 yard relay (the only baton even back at that time), then coming back for finals, sometimes within a half an hour. This was quite a test for one's speed/endurance, with Jimmy Wilson (San Diego) pulling off the 100 yard-220 yard double at 9.8 and a record-tying 21.4 for the half lap event. He led his team to the title with 22 3/4 points (scoring at that time 5-3-2-1-1/2), with teammate William Miller (the eventual 1932 Olympic Champ in the LA Coliseum Games in a record for that competition at 14-01 7/8) taking the Pole Vault for the winning team at 12-06. There were a number of records set in the 1929 competition. Irving Warburton of the winning San Diego HS team raced to a 49.6 tie of the State meet record, coming back from a 4th in the Southern Section meet two weeks previous (San Diego Schools were a part of the Southern Section back in those days when there were not a ton of high schools anywhere!). Herb Welch (Visalia) won the 880 for the second year in a row, taking down the 1:59.0 record to 1:58.4. Yancey of Compton upped the meet record in the Javelin (yes the javelin was thrown in those days!) with a 182-0 3/5 effort, with Walter Marty (Fresno) taking the HJ up to 6-04.25 (from 6-02 3/16). Jim Wilson's 200 of 21.4 tied the old record set by Frank Lombari (Los Angeles HS) and Frank Wykoff (Glendale HS, who went on to the Olympics in 1928 as a prep and won a gold medal in the relay!). xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

1930 - UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY; SATURDAY, MAY 10

Athletes from 77 California high schools were entered in the 16th Annual Track Meet of the California Interscholastic Federation. More than 175 athletes would compete in the Meet scheduled for 1:30. However heats in the relay would be run at 10:30. Northern California fans were hoping for a northern high school to finally break the jinx and win a State championship. Southern teams had won 15 straight. But returning athletes from last year's Meet seemed to indicate a southern team again. The best sprinter back seemed to be Al Koenig of Huntington Beach. He had placed 4th in the 100 and 3rd in the 220 last year behind Jimmy Willson's great performances. Warburton of San Diego, who tied the 440 record, was back as was Phil Morentin (Visalia), 3rd place finisher in the mile. Norman Paul from Santa Ana returned to defend his low hurdle crown, but he was threatened by George Shehtanian (Tulare) who ended 3rd last year. The best returnee in the field events were probably Crawford of Los Angeles in the broad jump, following a 3rd place finish last year. Fourteen scoring events were on the agenda, and last year's scoring system of 5-3-2-1-1/2 was still in effect. A more balanced Meet will probably never be contested. STATE MEET RECORDS None. HIGHLIGHTS George Shehtanian (Tulare) was the individual star of the Meet, scoring 9 points in three events. He won the broad jump at 23-2 5/8, close to the State record, and also finished 2nd in the lows and 4th in the highs. Norman Paul (Santa Ana) won the lows for the second straight year, this time in 24.2. Al Koenig (Huntington Beach) won the 100 in 10.1 and finished 3rd in the 220 behind Ashley Burch (Jordan, LA) who ran 21.8. Irving Warburton of San Diego came in 2nd in his attempt to repeat in the quarter, beaten by Carl Satterfield of Manual Arts. Satterfield clocked 50.3. In the mile Phil Morentin (Visalia) was the winner in 4:31.0, 3rd fastest in Meet history. Crawford of LA High moved up one place in the broad jump but had to settle for 2nd to Shehtanian. Despite Shehtanian this was one of the most lacklustre State Meets to date. On this same afternoon, however, Frank Wykoff, star of the 1927 State Meet, set the World's 100 record of 9.4 while competing for U.S.C. in the AAU meet in Los Angeles. TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (Meet scored 5-3-2-1-1/2) For the first time, a tie for the championship existed, and it was a 3-way, not a 2-way, tie. Sacramento, Santa Ana, and San Diego all scored 11 points, Redwood City had 10, and Tulare, with all points by Shehtanian, had 9. If the last event on the program, the 880 relay, had ended almost any other way, no tie would have existed. And you could play games with the scoring system also. If the old system of 5-3-2-1 had been in effect, it would have been a two-way tie between Santa Ana and San Diego. But if the scoring system of next year and later years (either 5-4-3-2-1 or 6-4-3-2-1) had been used, Sacramento would have had first place all to itself, winning by either 2 or 3 points. Northerners were happy, however, to finally get at least a tie. Sacramento 11 pts 2-3rd in 880 relay 4-Theodoratus, 3rd in SP, 3rd in Dis 3-Johnson, 2nd in HH 1-Barnett, 4th in Mile 1/2-Wells, 5th in 100 1/2-Cochran, 5th in 220 Santa Ana 11 3-2nd in 880 relay 6-Paul, 1st in LH, 4th in BJ 2-Reboin, 3rd in HH San Diego 11 5-1st in 880 relay 3-Ortiz, 2nd in 100 3-Warburton, 2nd in 440 xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

1931 - RECREATION PARK, VISALIA; SATURDAY, MAY 23

The date for the 17th State Meet was moved 2 weeks closer to summer and the site was Visalia, about halfway between Bakersfield and Fresno. At least three records were expected to be broken, the 440, 880 relay, and broad jump. John McCarthy (Fairfax, LA) had run under 49 flat twice this season and had a great shot at the 49.6 State Meet mark. The LA Poly relay team had bettered the National interscholastic record three different times, winning the Southern meet in 1:28.2, and looked like a cinch. In the broad jump either Floyd Wilson of Riverdale or Melo Almada of Los Angeles High should do the job. Wilson's best effort this season was 23-10 1/2, a new National prep mark, while Almada was improving steadily, leaping more than 23 feet in his last three meets. There were still other great athletes back from last year's Meet. Ashley Burch (Jordan, LA) returned to try to keep his 220 crown. Carl Satterfield (Manual Arts), last year's 440 king, was back but would switch to the 880. Phil Morentin from host Visalia would try to keep his mile title on his home track. In the field events Don Carter (Franklin, LA) returned to try to repeat in the shot and George Theodoratus (Sacramento) would attempt to make his presence felt after placing 3rd in both the shot and discus last year. The same 14 scoring events contested since 1926 were again on the schedule, but the scoring system was changed to 5-4-3-2-1 for the first time. This took a lot of the sting out of first place points and in retrospect was probably a step backward. Three 2nd places now would easily beat two 1st places, where in the old system the reverse was true. This scoring system would last until 1966. The Meet was to start at 1:30 with trial heats in sprints, hurdles, and relay. Visalia had worked hard in preparing for the Meet and the track appeared to be in great shape. The 440 would be run around one curve. STATE MEET RECORDS Two new State Meet records were set and one was tied, the new half mile record being the only surprise. John McCarthy (Fairfax, LA) demolished the old 440 record, running a great 48.7. He won by only a foot, however, over LA Poly's Jimmy LuValle. LA Poly, everyone's choice to win the relay in a new record, was forced to use a substitute runner and ended 2nd to Huntington Park's record-equalling 1:29.6. Carl Satterfield (Manual Arts), last year's 440 champ, moved up to the 880 and, surprising many, brought the State Meet record down to 1:57.6. 440 John McCarthy (Fairfax, LA) 48.7 (old 49.6, Schiller, 1918 and Warburton, 1929) 880 Carl Satterfield (Manual Arts, LA) 1:57.6 (old 1:58.4, Welch, 1929) 880 Relay Huntington Park 1:29.6 (ties old, Los Angeles, 1928) HIGHLIGHTS The top scorer of the Meet turned out to be George Theodoratus, Sacramento's 240-pound weight tosser, with 9 points. He won the discus at 132-1 1/2 and placed 2nd in the shot put to Don Carter (Franklin, LA) who won his 2nd crown, this time at 52-10. Little Foy Draper of Huntington Park took the 100 in 9.9 over the favorite, Al Fitch of Pasadena, and Ashley Burch of Jordan, LA repeated in the 220 with a 21.5, only 1/10 over the State record. Phil Morentin (Visalia) won his 2nd mile title at 4:32.8. Blankenship's 1915 record of 4:30.0 still remained untouched after all these years. Floyd Wilson of Riverside won the broad jump at 23-2 5/8, missing the State Meet record by about 3 inches. Almada of LA was second. About 4000 fans turned out to watch the Meet. TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (Meet scored 5-4-3-2-1) The team title was back on a positive note after last year's tie, LA Poly winning with 19 1/2 points. Their points came from many sources, including Stankovich's tie for first in the pole vault (12-8 1/4) and the 2nd in the 880 relay. Sacramento, behind Theodoratus's 9 points, finished 2nd at 13. Huntington Park had 11, followed by Manual Arts of LA and Fairfax at 9 and Los Angeles with 8. LA Poly 19 1/2 pts. 4-2nd in 880 relay 7-Hopson, 2nd in 220, 3rd in 100 4 1/2-Stankovich, tie for 1st in PV 4-LuValle, 2nd in 440 Sacramento 13 1-5th in 880 relay 9-Theodoratus, 1st in Dis, 2nd in SP 2-Swanston, 4th in 440 1-Leman, 5th in Mile Huntington Park 11 5-1st in 880 relay 5-Draper, 1st in 100 1-Heigold, 5th in HJ xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

1932 - MODESTO JUNIOR COLLEGE; SATURDAY, MAY 21

Nearly 300 athletes representing 92 high schools were entered in the 18th State Track Meet held in Modesto. Four schools were given a chance of winning the team title, Long Beach, Los Angeles Poly (winner last year), San Diego, and Hoover of Glendale. And four individuals back from last year's meet in Visalia were looked upon to provide great marks. First was Foy Draper (Huntington Park) who won the 1931 100 and was entered in both dashes. He was expected to get plenty of competition from Holt of Hoover, Glendale, last year's 4th placer in the 100. Virgil Hooper of Antelope Valley returned in the mile after tieing for 3rd place. He finished 2nd last year. The same 14 scoring events (100, 220, 440, 880, Mile, HH, LH, 880 Relay, SP, Dis, Jav, PV, HJ, BJ) were contested again this year and the scoring system of 5-4-3-2-1 remained in effect. The schedule for the Meet was very similar to 1929, but an exhibition in the football throw was added. TRACK FIELD 1:30 100 heats 1:00 Pole Vault 1:45 HH heats 1:30 Shot Put 2:00 100 finals 1:30 High Jump 2:15 HH finals 1:30 Football Throw exhibition 2:30 880 3:00 Broad Jump 2:45 220 heats 3:00 Javelin 3:00 LH heats 3:00 Discus 3:15 440 3:00 16-lb Shot Put exhibition 3:25 220 finals 3:35 LH finals 3:50 Mile 4:05 880 Relay heats 4:30 880 Relay finals STATE MEET RECORDS No new track records were set, probably due to the weather, but two field events yielded new records. Buster Churchill of San Benito, Hollister threw the javelin 195-6 3/4 to destroy the old record by more than 13 feet. And this would remain the State Meet record, probably forever, as the javelin would be dropped from the State Meet next year. The other record was in the pole vault. Bill Sefton of LA Poly and Tom White of Long Beach High both cleared 13-0 to remove Lee Barnes' 1924 record from the books. Javelin Buster Churchill (San Benito, Hollister) 195-6 3/4 (old 182.25, Yancey, 1929) Pole Vault Bill Sefton (LA Poly) and 13-0 Tom White (Long Beach) (old 12-11 1/2, Barnes, 1924) Note: Finishing unnoticed in a four-way tie for 3rd place was Cornelius Warmerdan (Hanford) who would in a few years become the World's greatest vaulter. HIGHLIGHTS Showers which fell last night and this morning held down the track marks, while entrants in field events competed in the face of a cold north wind. Tom White, Long Beach star, won high-point honors for the meet with 9 1/2 points. In addition to his tie in the record-breaking pole vault, he won the broad jump at 22-10 1/2. Foy Draper (Huntington Park) gave his all in the sprints but ended with two seconds. Milton "Dubby" Holt (Hoover, Glendale) beat him in the 100, winning in 9.8, and George Anderson (Muir, Pasadena) clipped him in the 220 in 21.8. Virgil Hooper (Antelope Valley, Lancaster) won the mile in 4:32.3 over Voorhees of Santa Cruz. Jack Ward of Selma was the star in the hurdles, winning the highs in 15.0 and coming in 3rd in the all-time shot put record book with his win at 53-6. Houser's 1922 record still stood intact. Corney Johnson (LA) won the high jump at 6-3, 1 1/4" below the State record. TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (Meet scored 5-4-3-2-1) Long Beach High ran away with the team title, scoring 22 1/2 points. They were led by 9 1/2 points from White, but also had a first in the discus by Munch (130-11 1/2) and two 2nd places. LA Poly was a distant 2nd at 14 1/2, despite their winning relay team (1:31.3), and Hoover, Glendale was 3rd at 10. Five schools followed at 8, Huntington Park, Los Angeles, Muir, Selma, and San Diego. Long Beach 22 1/2 pts. 9 1/2-White, 1st in BJ, tie for 1st in PV 5-Munch, 1st in Dis 4-Rathbun, 2nd in 880 4-Holland, 2nd in Dis LA Poly 14 1/2 5-1st in 880 relay 5-Siegel, 1st in LH 4 1/2-Sefton, tie for 1st in PV Hoover, Glendale 10 3-3rd in 880 relay 5-Holt, 1st in 100 2-Houston, 4th in SP xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

1933 - LOS ANGELES COLISEUM; SATURDAY MAY 20

The 19th State Meet returned to the Coliseum for the 3rd time and Southern schools were favored although being outnumbered. The CIF was currently divided into four sections (North Coast, San Joaquin Valley, Central, and Southern) and each section sent four men in each event. There wee four athletes being watched closely who looked like the cream of the crop. George Anderson, Muir Tech's sensation in both sprints, returned after winning the 220 last year. Myrel Gillett, El Centro's great quarter miler who finished 2nd in 1932, seemed a cinch to shatter the State record of 48.7. He ran 48.3 two weeks ago in San Diego. Virgil Hooper (Antelope Valley) won the mile last year and placed the year before. He was considered the best prep miler developed since Chesley Unruh (who won in 1925). And in the field events, Corney Johnson, Los Angeles High's 1932 Olympic games high jumper (4th place), was a hands-down favorite to win his specialty. Several changes were made since last year. The javelin was dropped for good, the discus was dropped for a long time (until 1949), and the football throw was added as a scoring event. This left 13 scoring events (100, 220, 440, 880, Mile, HH, LH, 880 Relay, SP, FB throw, PV, HJ, BJ). STATE MEET RECORDS Five State Meet records fell and another one was established in the football throw in its first year of scoring competition. The 440 was a walk for Myrel Gillett, El Centro flyer, who took the lead at about the 200-yard mark and added to his edge from then on. He won by a good ten yards and brought the record down to 48.4. George Anderson (Muir Tec) withdrew from the 100 to concentrate on the 220 and cracked the record there with an easy 21.2. Virgil Hooper erased Gerald Blankenship's 18-year-old record (set in the 1st State Meet), winning the mile in 4:29.2. Hooper ran an interesting pace, his laps being 62, 72, 72, and 63.2. Corney Johnson was responsible for two records. He shattered the high jump mark with his clearance of 6-5 3/4 and ran anchor leg on the relay team (Adrian Udell, Jerry Isett, George Boone, Johnson) that cracked the Meet record with a sensational 1:28.3. Johnson was to win the high jump in the 1936 Olympics at 6-7 7/8, a new record. The football throw was won by Wilson of Compton at 202 feet. 220 George Anderson (Muir Tech, Pasadena) 21.2 (old 21.4, Lombardi, 1928; Wykoff, 1928; Wilson, 1929) 440 Myrel Gillett (El Centro) 48.4 (old 48.7, McCarthy, 1931) Mile Virgil Hooper (Antelope Valley, Lancaster) 4:29.2 (old 1:29.6, Los Angeles, 1928 and Huntington Park, 1931) 880 Relay Los Angeles 1:28.3 (old 6-4 1/4, Marty, 1929) Football Throw Buster Johnson (Los Angeles) 202-0 (new event) HIGHLIGHTS High scoring for the Meet went to two individuals not involved in the record setting. Dave Siegel of LA Poly won the 100 over Adrian Talley (South Gate) timed in 10.0 and ended up second to Anderson in the 220. Tieing Siegel at 9 points was hurdler Roy Kirkpatrick of El Centro, who won the lows in 24.0 and came 2nd in the highs behind Santa Monica's Roy Staley and his 15.2. Jim Donaldson, Hollywood's well-built shot putter, proved he is the best weight tosser in the State by winning the 12-pound event with a heave of 54-3 and then annexing the 16-pound exhibition at 44-6 1/4. TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (Meet scored 5-4-3-2-1) El Centro's four-man team used only three of them in winning the crown with 18 points. They had the title won before the relay and withdrew from that event, not giving Elbert Berry a chance to participate in the State Meet. Gillett had a sore leg or they probably would have run anyway. Los Angeles placed 2nd at 17 points behind Corney Johnson. Following next were Jefferson, LA (13), LA Poly (12), Santa Monica (10), and Hollywood and Manual Arts, LA (9). Strode of Jefferson attempted an odd double in the low hurdles and shot put. El Centro 18 pts. 9-Kirkpatrick, 1st in LH, 2nd in HH 5-Gillett, 1st in 440 4-Madlem, 2nd in BJ Los Angeles 17 5-1st in 880 Relay 5-Johnson, 1st in HJ 4-Gilmore, 2nd in 880 3-Waldthauser, 3rd in Mile Jefferson, LA 13 7-Strode, 2nd in SP, 3rd in LH 3-O'Neal, 3rd in 100 3-Ramos, 3rd in BJ xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

1934 - EDWARDS STADIUM, BERKELEY; SATURDAY, MAY 26

The 20th State Meet returned to Berkeley and money became a problem for the first time in Meet history. The Los Angeles Board of Education refused permission for LA City athletes to compete because of a shortage of funds, but changed their mind Thursday following protests from parents and officials. It stipulated, however, that $600 had to be raised for transportation, and the preps got around that by foraging for rides to Berkeley in private autos. The depression finally affected the State Meet! The outstanding athlete in the Meet was predicted to be lanky Roy Kirkpatrick of El Centro, who established National marks this year of 14.5 in the highs and 23.5 in the lows. Louis Zamperini, the "Torrance Tempest," was favored in the mile after he established a National mark last week of 4:21.3, faster than any college time on the Coast this year. In the dashes the favorite was Morgan of Huntington Park who had bests of 9.9 and 21.6. And in the broad jump, Don Skinner of Manual Arts looked like the best bet. He won the event last year and had gone more than 23-10 this year, but Mack Robinson of Muir Tech was a threat. The same 13 events as last year were on the agenda. The Meet was scheduled for 1:30. STATE MEET RECORDS Six State Meet records were set and a 7th tied and all were made by Southern Californians, several who had made the trip on last minute notice after being declared out by the LA Board of Education. Roy Kirkpatrick of El Centro, lone entrant from his school, was a two-record man. He flashed over the highs for his first record in 14.7, then came back in the lows to thunder home in a record-tieing 23.9. Another record setter was Raymond Young of Riis, LA whose father was one of those who started the ruckus to allow LA athletes to compete. Young broke two of Bud Houser's 1922 records, first hurling the 12-pound shot 55-10 and then winning a 16-pound exhibition event with a National mark of 46-10. Louis Zamperini (Torrance) wasn't in his best form as he "only" ran a 4:27.8 with Mercer of Hoover, Glendale just a yard behind, but it lowered Hooper's mile mark. Don Skinner of Manual Arts extended the broad jump mark to 23-8 1/2 and Delos Thurber (Glendale) upped the high jump mark by 1/8" to 6-5 7/8. Gudmundsen (Inglewood) upped the football throw by nearly 2 feet. Mile Louis Zamperini (Torrance) 4:27.8 (old 4:29.2, Hooper, 1933) High Hurdles Roy Kirkpatrick (El Centro) 14.7 (old 14.8, Welch, 1927) Low Hurdles Roy Kirkpatrick (El Centro) 23.9 (ties old, Payne, 1926) Shot Put Raymond Young (Riis, LA) 55-10 (old 55-4 4/5, Houser, 1922) Football Throw Gudmundsen (Inglewood) 203-7 1/2 (old 202-0, Wilson, 1933) High Jump Delos Thurber (Glendale) 6-5 7/8 (old 6-5 3/4, Johnson, 1933) Broad Jump Don Skinner (Manual Arts, LA) 23-8 1/2 (old 23-5 1/4, Barber, 1928) HIGHLIGHTS There were other representative efforts, plenty good in any kind of track company but hardly in keeping with the brilliance of the record smashers. Little Mel Nickerson (LA Poly) and Isom (Fremont, LA) put on a pretty 880, with Nickerson getting to the tape a foot to the good. His time of 1:58.4 would have been marvelous in any high school meet but this one. The 100 went to Mack Robinson of Muir Teck in an even 10 seconds, while Brainard Worrill of Muir had a 21.8 for his winning 220. Steadman of Fullerton was second in both. Morgan didn't qualify for either sprint final. TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (Meet scored 5-4-3-2-1) Muir Tech, Pasadena got a 4th place in the relay to preserve their win with 15 1/2 points. Close behind was Manual Arts with 13 1/2. El Centro (or Kirkpatrick) finished 3rd with 10, followed by Hoover of Glendale with 9 1/2 and Fullerton, Glendale, and LA Poly each with 9. Muir Tech, Pasadena 15 1/2 pts 2-4th in 880 relay 7-Robinson, 1st in 100, 4th in BJ 5-Worrill, 1st in 220 1 1/2-Cunningham, tie for 4-5 in HJ Manual Arts, LA 13 1/2 5-1st in 880 relay 5-Skinner, 1st in BJ 3 1/2-McDaniel, tie for 2-3 in HJ El Centro 10 10-Kirkpatrick, 1st in HH, 1st in LH xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

1935 - RATCLIFFE STADIUM, FRESNO; SATURDAY, MAY 25

After a long absence, the 21st State Meet finally returned to Fresno, which had hosted the 1st State Meet in 1915. There was only one problem to detract from a great Meet. The LA Board of Education would not allow LA City schools to send any entrants to out-of-town meets, so teams like Manual Arts, Jefferson, and LA Poly were not entered. The problem was money. LA City schools had won nearly half of the State Meets to date. For the first time the Meet was to be held at night under the lights, and it was not known how this would affect record-breaking performances. Muir Tech of Pasadena was a top-heavy favorite to retain their 1934 crown. Muir entered a four-man team headed by Brainard Worrill, last year's 220 champion. However Worrill did not qualify for the 220 this time but was expected to get points in the 100. There were very few others back who had scored points in 1934. One was Howard Upton, Turlock quarter-miler. Upton, who took 3rd in the 440 last year, ran 48.7 a week ago in winning his qualifying meet by 25 yards. Dick Clarke (Hoover, Glendale) returned in the pole vault after ending in a 3-way tie for first last time. In the hurdles the only point scorer back was Hawkins of Santa Ana who was 3rd in the highs in '34. STATE MEET RECORDS Records were tougher to come by this year than they had been in a long time. The lone new record was in the football throw, which had only been contested since 1933. John Raitt (Fullerton) upped the record by more than 16 feet to 220-0. Two other records were tied. In the 100 Bob Frick from San Ramon won in 9.6 over Nelson of Pasadena, equalling Lombardi's 1928 standard. And in the 880, Ralph Wood from Carpinteria equalled Satterfield's record, with Sinclair of Torrance running second. Burt Price (Excelsior, Norwald) won the 220 in a record-equalling 21.2, but the mark was subsequently disallowed for record purposes. Football Throw John Raitt (Fullerton) 220-0 (old 203-7 1/2, Gudmundsen, 1934) 100 Bob Frick (San Ramon) 9.6 (ties old, Lombardi, 1928) 880 Ralph Wood (Carpinteria) 1:57.6 (ties old, Satterfield, 1931) HIGHLIGHTS Howard Upton (Turlock) came through as expected in the quarter, winning over Miller of Fullerton in a fine 48.9. Bud Bayer from Paso Robles won the mile in 4:30.4, and Hawkins (Santa Ana) placed in both hurdles, second in the highs behind Monrovia's Johnny Lindell (15.0) and fourth in the lows behind Joe Davis (Inglewood) and his 24.2. John Raitt (Fullerton) got his first place in the shot at a great 55-5 1/4 to go with his football throw record, and was high individual scorer with 10 points. Dick Clarke (Hoover, Glendale) won the pole vault at 12-10 1/2, only an inch and a half below the State Meet mark but half an inch higher than he cleared last year in tieing for first place. TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (Meet scored 5-4-3-2-1) For the first time the football throw influenced the outcome of the State Meet, and for the first time only two athletes were needed to capture the title. Fullerton, behind Raitt's 10 points, won the Meet with 14. Barely behind at 13 3/4 points was Hoover, Glendale, getting 8 3/4 points from their 3 pole vaulters. Tied for third were Inglewood and Santa Monica with 12, followed by Pasadena and Muir Tech with 11. Worrill's failure to score any points for Muir led to their defeat. In the Los Angeles All-City meet held in the Coliseum on June 15th, Jefferson took the crown. Whether they would have been a factor in this State Meet will never be known. Fullerton 14 pts. 10-Raitt, 1st in SP, 1st in FB throw 4-Miller, 2nd in 440 Hoover, Glendale 13 3/4 5-Clarke, 1st in PV 3 1/2-Wonscott, tie for 2-3 in PV 3-Guildner, 3-way tie for 2nd in HJ 2-Thompson, 4th in 220 1/4-Hoffman, 4-way tie for 5th in PV Inglewood 12 2-4th in 880 relay 6-Davis, 1st in LH, 5th in HH 4-Coles, 2nd in SP Santa Monica 12 5-1st in 880 relay 4-Friedman, 2nd in FB throw 3-Sims, 3rd in 220 xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

1936 - GRIDLEY HIGH SCHOOL; SATURDAY, MAY 23

The small town of Gridley, about 60 miles north of Sacramento, acted as host for the 22nd State Meet and once again no LA City schools would be entered. There would be plenty of Southern California schools in the competition, however, and the favorite was Wilson of Long Beach. They had won the Southern Section title last Saturday. The "dark horse" in the field appeared to be Muir Tech, mainly because of the addition to its team of one of their JV stars. Eddie Arnold set a new Southern California JV record of 23-2 1/2 in the broad jump title last week and he was given permission to compete in the State Meet for the Muir varsity. Jack Robinson, another Muir competitor, had won the varsity broad jump at 23-0 3/4, almost two inches less than Arnold! Since Arnold and Robinson were the only prep broad jumpers in the State to better 23 feet in the sectionals, tney were favored to finish one-two. There were essentially no point scorers back from the 1935 meet with one exception. Les Steers, Palo Alto's fine high jumper, returned after winning last year at Fresno as a sophomore at 6-2. The only record thought to be seriously threatened was the pole vault, where Bodkin of Inglewood or Ono of Analy (Sebastopol) might beat the present standard of 13-0. STATE MEET RECORDS Only one new record was established which was probably due in large part to the weather. Jerry Lopes of Placer, Auburn ran the 880 in 1:57.1, beating the old record by half a second. Runnerup in the record run was Delapp of Montebello. 880 Jerry Lopes (Placer, Auburn) 1:57.1 (old 1:57.6, Satterfield, 1931 and Woods, 1935) HIGHLIGHTS There was no breeze during the meet and the temperature reached 90 in the shade. The 2,000 spectators seemed nearly as much affected by the heat as the 125 participants. Two sprinters shared high point honors at 9. Farmer Brady of host Gridley blazed the 220 in 21.6 to win over Mickey Anderson (Muir Tech). In the 100 the tables were turned, Anderson winning in 9.7 with Brady second. Brady scored all of Gridley's points. Simon Scott of Tamalpais won the mile in 4:31.2, not bad considering the heat. Jack Russell (Fillmore) ran a good 24.2 to take the lows. Dave Bodkin (Inglewood) won the pole vault in 12-11 with Ono of Analy in a 3-way tie for second. Les Steers (Palo Alto) repeated in the high jump, the winning height only 6-0 3/4. Santa Monica won the relay in 1:29.3, second-fastest winning time in Meet history. TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (Meet scored 5-4-3-2-1) Eddie Arnold's elevation from the JV team to the varsity proved to be the deciding factor in Muir's winning the State Meet with 18 points. Arnold won the broad jump with a great 23-1 3/4, Mickey Anderson got 9 points in the sprints, and Muir came in 2nd in the relay. For some reason, Jack Robinson did not score in the broad jump. Second in the Meet went to Wilson of Long Beach with 13 points, followed closely by Sacramento with 12. Doug Busby got 8 of Sacramento's points with a win in the highs (15.7) and a 3rd place in the lows. Finishing in a tie for 4th were Berkeley and Gridley at 9. Los Angeles High won the All-City meet this year, but were banned from the State Meet along with all other LA City schools. Muir Tech, Pasadena 18 pts. 4-2nd in 880 relay 9-Anderson, 1st in 100, 2nd in 220 5-Arnold, 1st in BJ Wilson, Long Beach 13 3-3rd in 880 relay 5-Gray, 1st in 440 4-Putnam, 3rd in 100, 5th in 220 1-Loughhead, 5th in HJ Sacramento 12 8-Busby, 1st in HH, 3rd in LH 4-Wolff, 2nd in HJ xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

1937 - WILSON HIGH, LONG BEACH; SATURDAY, MAY 22

The press was adamant. The Jefferson, LA Democrats, coached by Harry Edelson, would win the 23rd State Meet hands down. They couldn't miss! The best thing, though, was that LA City schools were back in the Meet for the first time since 1934. This was again a STATE Meet. Returners from last year were scarce. In the running events essentially no one was back. In the field events there were a few. Ono from Analy, who tied for 2nd in last year's pole vault was back. And so were Les Steers (Palo Alto), two-time winner of the State high jump, and Sims from Berkeley, last year's runnerup to Eddie Arnold of Muir in the broad jump. New stars would make their presence felt. STATE MEET RECORDS State Meet records were tough to get, but still two were set and one was tied. The best of the new records was probably in the pole vault, where Baylor Maynard (Belmont, LA) raised the State Meet mark to 13-1 1/4 after it had been stuck at 13 feet since 1932. Six athletes cleared 12-6 before the bar was moved to the record height. Ono (Analy) was in the 5-way tie for second. The other new record was in the low hurdles. George Sangster knocked a tenth off the old record, with Laret of Alahambra coming in second. Finally Bryant Allen, husky Jefferson sprinter, roared to a great 21.2, tieing the record in the 220 in beating Bess of Corona. Low Hurldes George Sangster (Muir Tec, Pasadena) 23.8 (old 23.9, Payne, 1926 and Kirkpatrick, 1934) Pole Vault Baylor Maynard (Belmont, LA) 13-1 1/4 (old 13-0, Sefton and White, 1932) 220 Bryant Allen (Jefferson, LA) 21.2 (ties old, Anderson, 1933) HIGHLIGHTS Bryant Allen (Jefferson) did more than tie the 220 record. He also won the 100 in 9.8 by three yards over his teammate Wilbur Miller to tie for meet scoring honors. Wilbur "Moose" Thomson of Modesto also won two events. He took the shot at a near- State record 55-8 3/4 over Grey of Hoover, Glendale and won the football throw at 195 feet. Wilbur Miller (Jefferson) didn't stop with his 2nd to Allen in the 100. He also won the quarter in 49.7 over White of Edison, Fresno. The highs were won by Ray Seares of Wilson, Long Beach in a relatively slow 15.5. Les Steers (Palo Alto) captured his third high jump title with his 6-4 clearance. Steers had cleared 6-6 earlier this year. In the broad jump, Bill Bugbee (Montebello) won with a leap of 23-1, Sims of Berkeley again finishing second. TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (Meet scored 5-4-3-2-1) Those who picked Jefferson for the team title were certainly correct. Allen and Miller combined for 19 points and the Democrats ended up with 23 1/2. Even Jefferson's disqualification in the relay, where they finished 2nd, didn't hurt. The judges ruled they passed the baton outside the legal zone. Wilson of Long Beach ended a distant second with 13 1/2 points, 8 from Ray Seares in the hurdles. Alahambra and Muir Tech were tied at 12, followed by Modesto (Thompson) with 10 and Glendale with 8 1/2. Jefferson, LA 23 1/2 pts. 10-Allen, 1st in 100, 1st in 220 9-Miller, 1st in 440, 2nd in 100 2-Direaux, 4th in SP 1 1/2-King, tie for 4-5 in HJ 1-Lankford, 5th in 100 Wilson, Long Beach 13 1/2 8-Seares, 1st in HH, 3rd in LH 3-Tandy, 3rd in 100 1 1/2-Miles, tie for 4-5 in HJ 1-Long, 5th in FB throw Alahambra 12 4-2nd in 880 relay 4-Laret, 2nd in LH 3-Bowers, 3rd in 880 1-Norman, 5th in SP Muir Tech, Pasadena 12 5-1st in 880 relay 5-Sangster, 1st in LH 2-Kindel, 4th in 220 xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

1938 - SAN BENITO HIGH, HOLLISTER; SATURDAY, MAY 28

Another small town got into the act, with Hollister acting as host for the 24th State Meet. Hollister is about 40 miles SE of San Jose. LA City schools were again not allowed to compete, because travel money was too precious. The rest of the State had entries. Few point scorers from the 1937 Meet were back. The best returner was probably Bill Bugbee from Montebello, who won the broad jump last year. Also returning was Becker from San Diego who was 3rd in the shot last time. The saddest ommission was Baylor Maynard (Belmont, LA) who set the State Meet record in the vault last year at 13-1 1/4. Maynard was to clear 13-9 1/4 in LA city competiton this year and was named LA athlete of the year, but was denied a chance to defend his State crown. The same 13 scoring events contested since 1933 were on the agenda. STATE MEET RECORDS Two records came crashing down in otherwise mediocre competition. Gil LaCava, a 6-2 athlete from Beverly Hills High, bettered the National prep high jump record when he cleared the bar at 6-7 1/8. He bettered the former mark of 6-6 set by Willis Ward, Northwestern High, Illinois, in 1931. Cornelius Johnson of LA High had once leaped 6-7 but the mark was never recognized. The other new State Meet mark was set in the mile by Jack Moore of Stockton. His time of 4:26.9 beat the mark of 4:27.8 made by Louis Zamerini of Torrance in 1934. High Jump Gil LaCava (Beverly Hills) 6-7 1/8 (Nat'l) (old 6-5 7/8, Thurber, 1934) Mile Jack Moore (Stockton) 4:26.9 (old 4:27.8, Zamperini, 1934) HIGHLIGHTS Sophomore Eddie Morris of Huntington Beach won the 220 in 21.6 over Burk of Sanger and Jack Trout of Bakersfield. Morris was to own this event for the rest of his high school career. Bill Van Leuven (Wilson, Long Beach) won the 100 in 9.8, Trout finishing second. John Biewener (San Diego) was the high scorer of the Meet with 7 points. He won the highs over Barron of Santa Ana in 15.3 and took a fourth in the lows to Tom Whitney of Roseville and his 24.6. This was the first State Meet when someone hadn't scored at least 8 points! Floyd Doty (Lodi) and Lawrence "Tip" McLanahan (Sacramento) tied in the pole vault at 12-10 3/8. Baylor Maynard was sorely missed. Bill Bugbee (Montebello) won his 2nd broad jump crown at 23-7 1/8, but missed the State mark by 1 3/8". Overhouse of Sacramento won the football throw at 193-6. This was its final year as a State Meet event. Mario Russo (Pittsburg) won the shot at 55-5 3/4, Becker (San Diego) finishing second. TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (Meet scored 5-4-3-2-1) San Diego, led by Biewener and Logan, won the State championship with 18 1/2 points in the 88-school Meet. Sacramento and Santa Ana tied for second with 11 1/2. (Oddly, these were the same three teams that tied for the State title in 1930.) Next were Compton with 11, Stockton with 10, and Montebello behind Bugbee with 8. Jefferson was again LA City champion and might have repeated as State champion if they were allowed to enter. San Diego 18 1/2 pts. 7-Biewener, 1st in HH, 4th in LH 6 1/2-Logan, 2nd in BJ, 4-way tie for 2nd in HJ 4-Becker, 2nd in SP 1-Roth, 5th in 880 Sacramento 11 1/2 2-4th in 880 relay 5-Overhouse, 1st in FB throw 4 1/2-McLanahan, tie for 1st in PV Santa Ana 11 1/2 5-1st in 880 relay 4-Barron, 2nd in HH 2 1/2-Tedro, 4-way tie for 2nd in HJ xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

1939 - LOS ANGELES COLISEUM; SATURDAY, MAY 27

The 25th State Meet was scheduled for the Coliseum, the fourth time the Meet was held there. LA City schools had the OK to be in the competition again after last year's absence. Returners from last year were few but three tough ones were on hand. Eddie Morris (Huntington Beach), last year's 220 king, was back, along with a strong challenger. Jack Trout (Bakersfield), second in last year's 100 and 3rd in the 220 returned to make things tough for Morris. The only other returner of note was Jim Jurkovich of Fresno, 4th in the 1938 broad jump. Several changes had been made in the State Meet. The football throw was dropped after being contested for 6 years. Replacing it as a scoring event was the Hop, Step, and Jump (later to be called triple jump). This still left 13 events to be contested (100, 220, 440, 880, Mile, HH, LH, 880 Relay, SP, PV, HJ, BJ, Hop-Step- Jump). There was a difference, though, in the high hurdles. Since the first State Meet their height had been 42". Starting this year the height of the hurdles was lowered to 39". This should lead to a lowering of Kirkpatrick's State record (14.7). The dope sheet gave an edge to the Bakersfield Drillers. They had an 8-man team entered and boasted the fastest 880 relay team in the State. STATE MEET RECORDS Three State Meet records were set and two others established in their first year of being contested. Jim Jurkovich, highly touted all-around athlete from Fresno, was the first to set a new standard when he broad jumped 24-0 1/2 to break Skinner's record. Frank Freeman of Sonoma was 2nd at 23-10, also breaking the old record. Then Frank Ferguson of Inglewood and Bud Humberger of Glendale tied for first at 13-3 3/4 in the pole vault, easily erasing the record of 13-1 1/4. Finally diminutive John Hall from Torrance played like Louie Zamperini in taking the mile in 4:26.8, knocking 1/10 off the old record. The other two records were due to new events. In the first year of 39" high hurdles, Phil Diez (Lincoln, LA) and Neal Collins (Los Angeles) each won his heat in 14.9. Then in the final, Diez and Sam Johnson (Fillmore) tied for first, once again in 14.9. This was not as fast as Roy Kirkpatrick's 14.7 over the 42" barriers. The first scoring hop-step-jump competition was won by Jack Laughner of Wilson, Long Beach at 44-8 1/2. Scoring competition in this event would not be held again until 1973. Mile John Hall (Torrance) 4:26.8 (old 4:26.9, Moore, 1938) High Hurdles Phil Diez (Lincoln, LA), Sam Johnson 14.9 (Fillmore), and Neal Collins (Los Angeles) (new event; 39" hurdles vs. 42") Pole Vault Frank Ferguson (Inglewood) and 13-3 3/4 Bud Humberger (Glendale) (old 13-1 1/4, Maynard, 1937) Broad Jump Jim Jurkovich (Fresno) 24-0 1/2 (old 23-8 1/2, Skinner, 1934) Hop, Step, & Jump Jack Laughner (Wilson, Long Beach) 44-8 1/2 (new event) HIGHLIGHTS Without a doubt, the mile was the best race of the day. Herman Stanfill of Montebello led the first two laps, then was passed by Wesley Miller of Corning. These two indulged in a terrific duel for the lead from that point. Al Heredia of San Diego, the favorite, rode along in third place with John Hall of Torrance at his heels. In the final stretch drive, Heredia and Hall opened up together and passed the leaders as if they were standing still. They battled neck and neck to the tape, Hall winning by a whisker. Heredia collapsed in a heap at the finish line. Stanfill was 3rd and Miller 4th. Eddie Morris (Huntington Beach) won his second 220 title with a 21.4, Jack Trout taking second. The 100 was another story. Broken starting blocks proved costly to Morris as he was left behind at the gun while Trout took a big lead. Morris moved up swiftly, however, to pass the field and almost caught the chunky Bakersfield ace at the finish. Trout won by about a yard in 9.9. The top scorers in the meet at 9 were Morris and Trout. Compton ran the 2nd fastest winning time in State Meet history in the 880 relay. Their 1:29.0 was only beaten by LA's record 1:28.3 in 1933. TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (Meet scored 5-4-3-2-1) It was mostly a meet of sprinters with a tiny bit of outside help. Bakersfield won the team title with 16 points, 9 of them from Trout. And in second place was Huntington Beach with 11 points, 9 from Eddie Morris. Third went to Glendale with 10 1/2, followed by Torrance with 10, Compton 9, San Diego 8, and Los Angeles 7. The LA schools were a disappointment. Bakersfield 16 pts. 4-2nd in 880 relay 9-Trout, 1st in 100, 2nd in 220 3-Tinsley, 3rd in BJ Huntington Beach 11 9-Morris, 1st in 220, 2nd in 100 2-Stanglen, 3-way tie for 3rd in PV Glendale 10 1/2 4 1/2-Humberger, tie for 1st in PV 4-Speiss, 2nd in hop-step-jump 2-Antunez, 4th in 440 xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

1940 - VISALIA HIGH SCHOOL; SATURDAY, MAY 25

The 26th State Meet returned to Visalia, where it had been contested in 1931. LA City schools were once again absent. A total of 63 high schools had entries in the Meet, which would be held at night for the second time. Topping the impressive entry list were the names of Eddie Morris of Huntington Beach and "Bullet Bob" Waters, Bakersfield High sprint ace. Morris had run 9.5 this year and had also beaten Jesse Owens' National 220 mark of 20.7 by one-tenth of a second. Morris also had two State Meet 220 titles to his credit. He and Waters both had unblemished records this year going into the State Meet. Several other point scorers from last year's Meet returned. Thelmo Knowles of Santa Monica had placed 3rd in the 880 as a soph. Frank Minini of Paso Robles was back to defend his shot put crown. Frank Ferguson (Inglewood), who tied for first in the pole vault while setting a new State Meet record of 13-3 3/4 was back as was Jack Laughner (Wilson, Long Beach), winner of the hop, step, and jump. He wouldn't be able to compete in his favorite event, however, as it had been dropped from the Meet, not to reappear as a scoring event until 1973. This left only 12 scoring events, the fewest since the State Meet began (100, 220, 440, 880, Mile, HH, LH, 880 Relay, SP, PV, HJ, BJ). The strongest competition for the State title was expected to come from Compton and San Diego of the Southern Section, Berkeley from the North Coast Section, and Bakersfield from the Central Section. STATE MEET RECORDS One State Meet record was either broken or tied or not broken depending on how you want to look at it. The high hurdles ended in a deat heat between Keith Hale of Bakersfield and Don Reiss of Burlingame in a time of 14.7. This broke last year's record for the 39" high hurdles but only tied Kirkpatrick's record for the tougher 42" hurdles. High Hurdles Kieth Hale (Bakersfield) and 14.7 Don Reiss (Burlingame) (old 39" record 14.9, Diez, Johnson, and Collins, 1939) (old 42" record, Kirkpatrick, 1934) HIGHLIGHTS Eddie Morris, Huntington Beach's one-man track team, lived up to advance billing by winning the 100 in 9.7 and the 220 in 21.3, both only 1/10 off State Meet records. Morris had won the 220 three straight years! Bob Waters of Bakersfield was second in both races, losing for the first time this year. Morris shared Meet scoring honors with Glen Shoop (Jordan, Long Beach) who won the lows over Reiss (Burlingame) in 24.7 and the braod jump over Laughner (Wilson, Long Beach) at 22-2 1/2. (The 1940 LA City athlete of the year was Bill Smith (Belmont) who broad jumped 23-7 1/2 in city competition.) Knolwes from Santa Monica again finished 3rd in the 880, won by Roger Lane of San Rafael in 1:57.5. Frank Minini (Paso Robles) was upset in the shot, finishing 2nd to Ben Steele of Santa Rosa and his winning 54-4 1/8. Frank Ferguson of Inglewood ended in a tie for the pole vault crown for the second straight year. This time he tied with Irving Moore of Piedmont at 13-0. Duane Lewis of Compton won the 440 in 48.8 over O.B. Hughes of Whittier. This was the fastest 440 since Gillett set the record in 1933. TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (Meet scored 5-4-3-2-1) Bakersfield repeated as the team champion, one of the few times this had been done. They ended with 18 1/2 points, including 8 from Waters. Hoover, Glendale was a distant second at 11, followed by Huntington Beach, Jordan of Long Beach, and Santa Monica all at 10. Burlingame was next at 8 1/2, all points from hurdler Reiss. The LA City title was won this year by Jefferson, sadly absent from the State Meet. Bakersfield 18 1/2 pts. 4-2nd in 880 relay 8-Waters, 2nd in 100, 2nd in 220 4 1/2-Hale, tie for 1st in HH 2-Shellhamer, 4th in BJ Hoover, Glendale 11 5-1st in 80 relay 5-Trede, 3rd in 100, 4th in 220 1-Gabriel, 5th in 100 Huntington Beach 10 10-Morris, 1st in 100, 1st in 220 Jordan, Long Beach 10 10-Shoop, 1st in LH, 1st in BJ Santa Monica 10 3-Knowles, 3rd in 880 3-Harding, 3rd in LH 2-Chest, 4th in HH 2-Parker, 3-way tie for 3rd in HJ xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

1941 - SPARTAN STADIUM, SAN JOSE; SATURDAY, MAY 24

San Jose acted as host for the 27th State Meet, the first time it had been held in that city. Little did anyone expect that this was to be the last State Meet until 1946. Once again no LA City schools were entered because of problems with travel expenses. There were no glamour names in the entry list this year, but a number of solid performers were back from a year ago. O.B. Hughes of Whittier was back after finishing 2nd in last year's 440. So was Thelmo Knowles of Santa Monica, who twice had ended 3rd in the 880. Kellen Ramirez (Edison, Fresno) returned to defend his mile title. So did Irving Moore of Piedmont, who had tied for first in the pole vault last time. The sprints shaped up as a tossup between Al Jackson of Edison, Fresno and Glenn Willis of San Diego, though neither had the speed of an Eddie Morris. San Diego High School was cast in the favorite's role, but upsets in the State Meet were common. STATE MEET RECORDS Two records were set during a great day of competition. Thelmo Knowles of Santa Monica won big in his 3rd try for an 880 title, bringing the State Meet record all they way down to 1:55.6. This knocked 1 1/2 seconds off the old mark set in 1936. De Loach of Santa Maria was second in the record run. The other record again involved the high hurldes, which had been changed from 42" to 39" in 1939. Omar Cowles from Palo Alto ran a great 14.3 to set a new standard in the 39-inches by 4/10 of a second. Futrell from Porterville was 2nd in this one. 880 Thelmo Knowles (Santa Monica) 1:55.6 (old 1:57.1, Lopes, 1936) High Hurldes Omar Cowles (Palo Alto) 14.3 (old 14.7, Hale and Reiss, 1940) HIGHLIGHTS The sprints were probably the center of attention and Al Jackson and Glenn Willis each got a first and a second. Jackson (Edison, Fresno) won the 100 in 9.8 but Willis (San Deigo) beat him in the 220, clocking 21.7. The high scorer of the Meet, however, was Ray Meagher of Bakersfield. He captured the low hurdles crown, winning in 24.3 over Woolsey of Lindsay, and also won the broad jump competition at 23-5 3/4 over Woolsey of Lindsay, and also won the broad jump competition at 23-5 3/4 over Steele of Hoover, San Diego. O.B. Hughes of Whittier moved up to first in the quarter, winning in 49.9 over Barrera of San Diego. Kellen Ramirez (Edison, Fresno) wasn't so fortunate. After winning the mile last year, he could only manage a second this time behind Bob Ingram of San Jose and his 4:32.8. In the pole vault, there was a 3-way tie for first at 12-6. Irving Moore (Piedmont), last year's co-champion, was one of those tied. He was suffering from a shoulder injury recieved last week in the North Coast Sectional, and failed miserably at 13-0. The other two who tied were Chet Hartmann of San Benito, Hollister and Ernie Sontag of Taft. Henry Caldwell of Edison, Fresno won the high jump at 6-1, the lowest winning height since 1936. The San Diego relay team of Smalley, Willis, Pohl, and Barrera ran a fine 1:29.0 in beating Edison, Fresno. TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (Meet scored 5-4-3-2-1) Edison, Fresno had too much depth and won the Meet with 22 points although San Diego was close at 18. Most of the points came from sprinters Jackson and Willis. The tiny town of Lindsay (halfway between Bakersfield and Fresno) finished 3rd with 14 points. Seven of their points were from their hurdler Woolsey. Bakersfield, after first places in both 1939 and 1940, finished 4th here with 12, followed by Vallejo and Porterville with 8. Edison, Fresno 22 pts. 4-2nd in 880 relay 9-Jackson, 1st in 100, 2nd in 220 5-Caldwell, 1st in HJ 4-Ramirez, 2nd in Mile San Diego 18 5-1st in 880 relay 9-Willis, 1st in 220, 2nd in 100 4-Barrera, 2nd in 440 Lindsay 14 7-Woolsey, 2nd in LH, 3rd in HH 4-Nobel, 2nd in SP 3-Davis, 3rd in Mile Bakersfield 12 2-4th in 880 relay 10-Meagher, 1st in LH, 1st in BJ xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

1942-1945 NO STATE MEETS

After 27 consecutive years of holding a State Track Meet, World War II caused a halt. Gasoline was rationed and the mood of the nation would not allow unnecessary travel. Still local competition continued and you could imagine "what might have happened" by looking at results from the Southern Section Meet and the LA City Meet during the war years. Southern Section Champion LA City Champion 1942 San Diego Jefferson 1943 Glendale Jefferson 1944 Inglewood University 1945 Hoover, Glendale Jefferson The other gauge of excellence was the athlete-of-the-year award given out in the Southern Section and in LA. These were the boys who wouldn't get a crack at a State Meet record but who probably would have broken a few. Southern Section Athlete of the Year 1942 - Jerry Shipkey (Anaheim) 56-01 5/8 in shot put 1943 - Al Lawrence (Glendale) 14.7 in highs, 23.4 in lows 1944 - Del Smith (Glendale) 13-5 3/8 in pole vault 1945 - Joe Scott (El Monte) 23.7 in lows Los Angeles City Athlete of the Year 1942 - Roy Thurman (Fremont) 58-10 in shot put 1943 - Mel Patton (University) 9.9 and 21.4 in sprints 1944 - Hank Williams (Belmont) 1:57.7 in 880 1945 - Ron Frazier (Van Nuys) 19.0 in 180 yd lows (Nat'l Record) Patton, in particular, went on to worldwide fame. While in college he set the World record in the 100 yard dash (9.3), and also competed in the 1948 Olympics in London. In the Olympics he won the 200 meters in 21.1 and anchored the victorious US relay team (Barney Ewell, Lorenzo Wright, Harrison Dillard, and Patton) to their 40.6 win. One other bit of information relates to the war years. In 1944 Look magazine featured an All-American high school track team. They chose 3 Californians on the first team, Robert Chambers (Los Gatos) for his great 1:54.6 880, Donald Bewsey (Del Monte) for his 52-6 1/2 in the shot put, and Del Smith (Glendale) for his fantastic vaulting. It is hoped that no other interruptions in State Meet competition will ever occur! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

1946 - Compton College; Saturday, May 25

After no State Meets since 1941, the 28th Meet was gladly welcomed and was staged in Compton. Athletes from 63 schools all over the State were there to participate but there was a holdout. Even though the meet was in their back yard, LA City schools did not participate. For some reason they were going their own way, and staged their All-City High School Championships at 1 pm this same afternoon at the Coliseum, in conjunction with the open-competition Coliseum Invitational (USC, UCLA, San Jose, LA Athletic Club, etc.) STATE MEET RECORDS Two State Meet records were set during excellent competition. John Helwig (Mt Carmel) was absolutely fantastic in the shot put. He threw the 12-pound ball 59-5 7/8, breaking the National record of 59-1 1/2 and demolishing the State Meet record of 55-10 set in 1934! He topped off the evening in the exhibition by heaving the 16-pound shot 50-9 5/8. The former prep best for the 16 pounder was by Young of Riis, LA at the 1934 State Meet where he had thrown 46-10 1/2 in an exhibition. The other record to fall was in the mile run which saw Bob McMillen of Cathedral outgun Kohl of Compton in the homestretch to win by six yards in 4:24.0. This knocked nearly 3 seconds off the old mark! Shot Put John Helwig (Mt Carmel, LA) 59-5 7/8 (Nat'l) (old 55-10, Young, 1934) Mile Bob McMillen (Cathedral, LA) 4:24.0 (old 4:26.8, Hall, 1939) HIGHLIGHTS Bob Bacon of Redondo walked off with scoring honors as he won the highs over Kent of Sequoia in 14.5 and also won the lows over Newell of Fullerton in 24.2. Bacon also ran a brilliant third leg on their second place relay team. Two other athletes were close behind in individual scoring. Art Williams (Riverside) won the 100 in 10 flat over Ray Gregg of El Monte. Then in the 220 they switched places, with Gregg winning in 21.9. Most of the other marks were pretty mediocre by State Meet standards, but the San Diego relay team won their event in a fine 1:29.2. Redondo was 2nd. TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (Meet scored 5-4-3-2-1) Redondo High, which had no entries in the field events, ran their way to their first State title. They finished with 21 points, including 10 from Bacon and 4 from the relay team. It was the first State Meet where the winning team got no points in field events. Well behind at 12 was Alameda, followed by Cathedral at 11, San Diego at 10, and El Monte (Gregg) and Riverside (Williams) tied at 9. Hanford, pre-meet co-favorite, was a flop, scoring only 3 points. The section scoring clearly told the story about where the power was. It came out this way: Southern Section 132 points, Northern 27, Central 21. Winner of the LA City Championship this afternoon was Jordan by a lopsided margin. They were led by sprinter Sam Jackson (1st in 100, 2nd in 220). Dick Attlesey of Bell set a new City record in the highs at 14.3. He was pushed by Hugh McElhenny of Washington, who would make his mark in next year's State Meet. Thankfully for all concerned, this was to prove to be the last year when LA City schools stayed out of the State Meet. Redondo 21 pts 4 - 2nd in 880 relay 10 - Bacon, 1st in HH, 1st in LH 3 - Witt, 3rd in 880 2 - Norgren, 4th in 440 2 - Dixon, 4th in LH Alameda 12 5 - Monser, 1st in BJ 4 - Psaltis, 2nd in SP 3 - Jenson, 3rd in PV Cathedral, LA 11 5 - McMillen, 1st in Mile 3 - Vasquez, 3rd in 100 3 - Shaw, 3rd in Mile xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

1947 - Visalia High School; Saturday, May 31

Most of the pre-Meet publicity for the 29th State Meet was generated by the announcement that the Los Angeles City schools would be competing in the Meet for the fist time since 1939. Dick Smith was the only defending champ in the Meet. The Roosevelt, Fresno star shared the high jump crown in 1946. Charles Kohl of Compton, runnerup in the mile in 1946, and Shaw of Cathedral, 3rd in that race, were both entered. For the first time in Meet history, the distance for the low hurdles was shortened from 220 yards to 180 yards. The dope sheet indicated a wide-open Meet with at least three schools-Redondo, the defending champ, Jefferson, the LA City champ, and Washington of LA led by Hugh McElhenny-given a chance to win the team title. STATE MEET RECORDS With the shortening of the distance in the low hurdles, the winner was guaranteed a record. Hugh McElhenny of Washington, LA won the race in 19.3. No other records were set. Low Hurdles Hugh McElhenny (Washington, LA) 19.3 (new event) HIGHLIGHTS The return of the LA schools was spectacular! Athletes for LA won or tied in seven of the twelve events contested. Hugh McElhenny of Washington, LA was the standout performer. He won the high hurdles in 14.5, the low hurdles in 19.3, and the broad jump with a leap of 22-10 1/2. McElhenny thus became only the third performer in the Meet's history to win three events in one Meet, duplicating the efforts of Harry Lamport (1916) and Frank Wykoff (1927). Bernard of La Jolla was 2nd in the highs, Taylor of Coalinga 2nd in the lows, and Bob Smith of San Diego 2nd in the broad jump. Bob Cameron won the shot put at 53-10 7/8 to give Washington of LA four first places. Bob Mathias of Tulare finished 4th in the shot. John Bradley of Hoover, Glendale was the only other double winner copping the 100 and 220 in 9.9 and 21.8. Howard Bugbee of Redondo got 2nd in the 100 and Bob Ursery of Jefferson, LA placed 2nd in the 220. Luther Butler of Jefferson, LA won the 440 in 49.4 over Fred Thompson of Jordon, LA, while the 880 went to Jerome Walters of Compton in 1:57.6. Charles Kohl of Compton won the mile this time in 4:29.2, Shaw (Cathedral) improving to second. Dick Smith of Roosevelt, Fresno tied with three others for the high jump at 6-0. Sharing first place were Daryl Butts of Excelsoir, Norwalk, Walter Kirk of Porterville, and Ed Young of Jefferson, LA. TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (Meet scored 5-4-3-2-1) With only the 880 relay to be contested, Washington, with Hugh McElhenny's 15 points, led with 22. Redondo, defending champion, was 2nd at 17. Both schools had relay teams entered. Therefore a win by Redondo coupled with a non-placing finish by Washington would result in a tie for the title. Washington, however, finished fourth to win the team title with 24 points. Redondo took second with 20. Jefferson, LA followed with 17 2/3. Fourth went to Hoover, Glendale with 14 points, fifth to Jordan, LA with 13, and sixth to Compton with 11 1/3. LA City schools were 1-3-5 and Southern Section schools were 2-4-6! Washington, LA 24 pts. 2-4th in 880 relay 15-McElhenny, 1st in HH, 1st in LH, 1st in BJ 5-Cameron, 1st in SP 2-Johnson, 4th in PV Redondo 20 3-3rd in 880 relay 7-Bugbee, 2nd in 100, 3rd in 220 4-Witt, 2nd in 880 3-Norgren, 3rd in 440 3-Dixon, 3rd in LH Jefferson, LA 17 2/3 7-Ursey, 2nd in 220, 3rd in 100 5-Butler, 1st in 440 3 1/2-1st in 440 2-Jackson, 4th in LH 1/6-Howard, 6-way tie for 5th in HJ Hoover, Glendale 14 4-2nd in 880 10-Bradley, 1st in 100, 1st in 220 xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

1948 - EDWARDS STADIUM, BERKELEY; SATURDAY, MAY 29

The 30th annual Meet was highlighted by the unprecedented return of six individual winners from the 1947 Meet. Returning were John Bradley (Hoover, Glendale) in the 100 and 220, Luther Butler (Jefferson, LA) in the 440, Jerome Walters (Compton) in the 880, Bob Cameron (Washington, LA) in the shot put, and Ed Young (Jefferson, LA) who had tied in the high jump. Other notable returnees were Howard Bugbee of Redondo (2nd in 100, 3rd in 220) and Fred Thompson of Jordan, LA (2nd in 440). Their presence plus Tulare's iron man, Bob Mathias, indicated that this would be one of the greatest Meets ever. The State was currently divided into 8 sections and 16 athletes per event were sent to the State Meet as follows; Northern Section (1), North Coast (3), Sac Joaquin (2), Oakland (1), San Francisco (1), Central (2), Southern (3), and Los Angeles (3). Three southern schools-Jordan of LA, Jefferson of LA, and Compton were the favorites for the team championship. STATE MEET RECORDS Bob Cameron of Washinton, LA threw the shot 59-7 1/4 to break the old Meet mark and National mark of 59-5 7/8 set by John Helwig in 1946. However Darrow Hooper of Fort Worth, Texas had a pending National mark of 59-10 1/8. Shot Put Bob Cameron (Washington, LA) 59-7 1/4 (old 59-5 7/8, Helwig, 1946) HIGHLIGHTS Unfortunately, the Meet was conducted during a drizzling rainstorm which produced slow times on the track but did not dampen the spirit of competition or the enthusiasm of the spectators. Some 5,500 sat through the rain to watch the athletes perform. The lone double winner was Bob Mathias of Tulare who won the high hurdles in 14.5 over James Jackson (Jordan, LA), the Lows in 19.6 over Bud Bryant (El Monte), and also placed fourth in the shot put. If the discus had been an official event, Mathias undoubtedly would have won a third gold medal since he had previously set the California prep record. Mathias, of course, went on to greater fame by winning the Olympic Decathlon in 1948 and 1952. John Bradley (Hoover, Glendale), the defending champion in the 100 and 220, repeated in the 220 (winning in 21.5), but managed only a fifth in the 100. Luther Butler (Jefferson, LA) was also a repeat winner in the 440. Butler, however, had to share his title with Fred Thompson (Jordan, LA) since the 440 was contested in two races with ponts scored in both and the winners declared co-champs, even though Thompson's time of 49.2 was superior to Butler's 49.8. This was the first (and last) State Meet to have co-champions in the 440. Jerome Walters (Compton), last year's 880 champ, stepped up to the mile and finished second to John Woolley (Marshall, LA) and his 4:29.1. Ed Young (Jefferson, LA) tied for first in the high jump again, this time at 6-3. George Brown of Jordan, LA won the broad jump at 23-2 3/4. Bill Fell of Compton won the 100 in 9.7 and finished second to Bradley in the 220 to score 9 points. Howard Bugbee (Redondo) was second in the 100 again and also picked up a fourth in the 220. Third in both sprints was Ollie Matson of Washington, SF. TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (Meet scored 5-4-3-2-1) Entering the final event of the day, the 880 relay, Compton had 18 points, followed by Jordan, LA with 17 and Jefferson, LA with 16 5/6. However, Compton did not have a relay team entered. Jordan won the relay to take the team title with Jefferson finishing second in both. Jordan scored in six of the twelve events to finish with 22 points to Jefferson's 20 5/6. Compton finished third with 18. Tulare, with Bob Mathias scoring all of the points, finished fourth with 12 followed by Hoover, Glendale with 11 1/2. Jordan, LA 22 pts. 5-1st in 880 relay 5-Thompson, 1st in 440 5-Brown, 1st in BJ 4-Jackson, 2nd in HH 3-Crawford, 4th in 100, 5th in 220 Jefferson, LA 20 5/6 4-2nd in 880 relay 5-Butler, 1st in 440 4 1/2-Young, tie for 1st in HJ 4-W. Johnson, 2nd in BJ 3-P. Johnson, 3rd in HH 1/3-Howard, 3-way tie for 5th in HJ Compton 18 9-Fell, 1st in 100, 2nd in 220 5-Firestone, 1st in 880 4-Walters, 2nd in Mile Tulare 12 12-Mathias, 1st in HH, 1st in LH, 4th in SP Track & Field News, Yearly Top Marks List (.JPG) xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

1949 - LOS ANGELES COLISEUM; SATURDAY, MAY 28

The 31st Meet marked the return of the discus as a scoring event for the first time since 1932. The 13 scoring events were the 100, 220, 440, 880, Mile, HH, LH, 880 Relay, SP Dis, PV, HJ, and BJ. Two defending champions were back, George Brown (Jordan, LA) in the broad jump and Wilbur Firestone (Compton) in the 880. Also seven entrants had marks equal to or exceeding Meet records, namely George Brown and Verle Sorgen (Riverside) in the broad jump, Jack Widman (Narbonne) in the pole vault, John Henry Johnson (Pittsburg) in the discus, Jack Davis (Hoover, Glendale) and Jim Plessas (Lowell, SF) in the low hurdles, and Erbie Schopper (Lincoln, LA) in the 100 and 220. These quality competitors made for a tremendous Meet. Jefferson of LA, runnerup last year, was the strong favorite for the team title. STATE MEET RECORDS All of the expectations for broken Meet records were not fulfilled, most notable being the survival of the broad jump record. However two State records were broken and a third tied. Jack Davis (Hoover, Glendale) tied the existing low hurdle mark of 19.3. Another Jack, Jack Widman of Narbonne, upped the 10 year-old pole vault record by 3/4" to 13-4 1/2. John Henry Johnson accounted for the other record by tossing the discus 145-2. He broke the record set 27 years ago by Bud Houser of Oxnard. Discus John Henry Johnson (Pittsburg) 145-2 (old 144-3 1/5, Houser, 1922) Pole Vault Jack Widman (Narbonne, LA) 13-4 1/2 (old 13-3 3/4, Ferguson & Humberger, 1939) Low Hurdles Jack Davis (Hoover, Glendale) 19.3 (ties old, McElhenny, 1947) HIGHLIGHTS Jack Davis was the Meet's individual star winning both hurdle races, placing third in the broad jump, and running the final leg on the third-place 880 relay team. Davis' winning times were 14.4 and 19.5. He ran the record-tieing 19.3 in his preliminary heat. Erbie Schopper (Lincoln, LA) was the Meet's only other double winner, taking the 100 and 220 in 9.9 and 21.6. In both races his margin of victory was about 5 feet. George Brown (Jordan, LA) won the broad jump (23-6 1/4) for the second year in a row but missed the record by 6". He also placed fourth in the 220. Wilbur Firestone (Compton) was also a repeat winner, timed at 1:58.1 in the 880. Ellwyn Stribing of Commerce, SF won the mile with a fine 4:25.1, second-fastest winning time in Meet history. His margin of victory over Bob Simon (Pomona) was estimated at 35 yards! Lawrence Williams and Gary Green of Jefferson, LA scored 7 1/2 and 6 points, respectively, in the sprints. Parry O'Brien (Santa Monica), who would shortly revolutionize shot putting and become Olympic champion in 1952 and 1956, finished 3rd in the shot put behind winner Elmer Willhoite (Merced) and his 57-3 1/4. Despite their pre-Meet promise, Sorgen (Riverside) and Plessas (Lowell, SF) failed to even place. However a freshman, Bernard Allard of Fresno, managed a 4th place in the high jump behind Norm Woods of Jefferson. TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (Meet scored 5-4-3-2-1) Jefferson High of LA became the third Los Angeles school in a row to win the team championship. Jefferson won only one event (Norm Woods with his 6-3 high jump) but they placed in 8 others to easily win the title with 28 1/2 points. Lawrence Williams and Gary Green led the Jefferson scoring. Hoover of Glendale, primarily on Jack Davis' efforts, came in second with 16 points. Linclon, LA scored 11 points to finish third. In fourth was McClymonds of Oakland with 9. Jefferson, LA 28 1/2 pts. 7 1/2-Williams, 2nd in 100, tie for 2-3 in 220 6-Green 2nd in 440, 4th in 100 5-Woods, 1st in HJ 3-Ivory, 3rd in 440 3-Hill, 3rd in HH 2-Stanley, 4th in Mile 2-W. Johnson, 4th in BJ Hoover, Glendale 16 3-3rd in 880 relay 13-Davis, 1st in HH, 1st in LH, 3rd in BJ Lincoln, LA 11 10-Schopper, 1st in 100, 1st in 220 1-Alcantar, 5th in Mile Track & Field News, Yearly Top Marks List (.JPG) xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

1950 - HUGHES STADIUM, SACRAMENTO; MAY 27

The 32nd State Meet had all of the ingredients of a perfect track meet-ideal weather, hordes of individual stars, and keen competition. The individual stars included Lang Stanley (Jefferson, LA) whose best 880 time this year was a full second under the Meet record, Steve Turner (Glendale) whose pre-Meet times surpassed both hurdle marks, Sherman Miller (Napa) who had bettered the 440 record by 2/10 seconds, and Guy Blackburn (Jefferson, LA) who had tied the 100 record of 9.6. Jack Widman (Narbonne, LA), Meet record holder in the pole vault, was the only defending champion present. However, second place finishers Hal Norris (Grossmont) in the shot put and Gary Green (Jefferson, LA) in the 440 were also returning. Jefferson, LA, last year's team champion, was an overwhelming choice to keep its team title. STATE MEET RECORDS In terms of performances, this Meet ranks amoung the greatest. Five State Meet records were broken. In addition, one National record was broken and a second tied. You have to go way back to the 1934 Meet to approach this record setting. Lang Stanley of Jefferson, LA led the way by setting a new National and State record of 1:53.9 in the 880. His effort broke the old mark of 1:54.4 set by Ross Bush of Sunset High, Dallas, Texas in 1933. Gene Jones of Oakland Tech finished 2nd to Stanley. In the heats, Fred Zanders of Jordan, LA ran 14.3 in the highs to equal the record and Sommers of El Monte clocked 19.2 in the Lows to best that record, but both marks were judged to be wind-aided. In the finals, Steve Turner of Glendale broke both Meet hurdle records and in the process tied the National mark of 19.0 in the 180 Lows. Turner now shared the National record with Ronnie Frazier of Van Nuys who set his mark in 1945. Turner's time in the high was 14.1, breaking Cowles' record by 2/10. Willard Wright (Redlands) was 2nd in the highs while Sommers (El Monte) was runnerup in the Lows. Ronnie Bauer of Washington, SF lowered the Meet mile record by 3/10 seconds to 4:23.7, beating Larry Carter of Glendale to the tape. Herbie Turner, a sophomore from Alameda, tied the State mark of 21.2 in a preliminary heat of the 220, but the record was disallowed due to excess wind. The only field event mark to fall was in the broad jump, where William Johnson of Jefferson, LA upped the record by 2 1/4" to 24-2 3/4 in beating out hurdler Steve Turner who finished second. 880 Lang Stanley (Jefferson, LA) 1:53.9 (Nat'l) (old 1:56.6, Knowles, 1941) Low Hurdles Steve Turner (Glendale) 19.0 (=Nat'l) (old 19.3, McElhenny, 1947 & Davis, 1949) High Hurdles Steve Turner (Glendale) 14.1 (old 14.3, Cowles, 1941) Mile Ronnie Bauer (Washington, SF) 4:23.7 (old 4:24.0, McMillen, 1946) Broad Jump William Johnson (Jefferson, LA) 24-2 3/4 (old 24-1/2, Jurkovich, 1939) HIGHLIGHTS Even though the Meet was filled with individual stars whose accomplishments were tremendous, Steve Turner was the standout. He was the Meet's only double winner, winning both hurdle races in record time, and he also placed second in the record broad jump. Gary Green (Jefferson, LA)won the 100 in 9.9 and placed 2nd in the 440 to score 9 points. Histeammate, Guy Blackburn, also scored 9 points by winning the 220 in 21.3,only 1/10 off the Meet record, and placing second in the 100. (Herbie Turner of Alameda couldn't match his heat time and placed 2nd in the 220.) Both Green and Blackburn also ran on the Jefferson relay team which won the event in 1:28.6. Sherman Miller (Napa) captured the 440 over Green in 48.8 and Hal Norris (Grossmont) improved on his 1949 placing by winning the shot put at 56-5 1/2. Defending pole vault champion and record holder Jack Widman (Narbonne, LA) cleared only 12-6 1/2 to end in a tie for third. Tied for first were Dick McDonald (Wilson, Long Beach) and Harold Red (Lemoore) at 13-1/2. TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (Meet scored 5-4-3-2-1) Jefferson of LA became only the fourth school in the history of the State Meet to win back-to-back championships. Jefferson's fantastic team won five events and placed 2nd in two others in establishing an apparent new team scoring record of 40 points. The previous high was 37 1/2 points scored by Manual Arts, LA in 1916, but that was based on a 5-3-2-1 scoring system. If this Meet were scored 5-3-2-1, Jefferson's point total would drop to 35, which is still an amazing number of points. Glendale was a distant second place with 18 points. Jordan, LA, with 4 third places, finished next with 12. Lemoore, with Irigary's win in the discus (145-1 1/4) and Red's pole vault tie, ended 4th with 9 1/2, followed by San Diego with 8. Jefferson, LA 40 pts. 5-1st in 880 relay 9-Green 1st in 100, 2nd in 440 9-Blackburn, 1st in 220, 2nd in 100 5-Stanley, 1st in 880 5-W. Johnson, 1st in BJ 3-Hamilton, 3rd in LH 2-Casonhua, 4th in LH 2-Scott, 4th in BJ Glendale 18 14-Turner, 1st in HH, 1st in LH, 2nd in BJ 4-Carter, 2nd in Mile Jordan, LA 12 3-3rd in 880 relay 3-Watson, 3rd in 880 3-Zanders, 3rd in HH 3-Houston, 3rd in BJ Track & Field News, Yearly Top Marks List (.JPG) xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

1951 - EDWARDS STADIUM, BERKELEY; SATURDAY, MAY 26

The 33rd State Meet featured wide open competition with very few pre-Meet favorites. There were no defending champions returning; however Herbie Turner (Alameda) and Eugene Jones (Oakland Tech), runnerups in the 220 and 880 resepectively, were back. Leon Patterson of Taft, third in the shotput in 1950, was the top returning field event performer. Jefferson, LA recieved most of the pre-Meet attention as they would try to become the first school in the Meet's history to win three team titles in a row. They were not as strong as last year but were still a slight favorite. For the first time in the State Meet, the high school discus (weight = 3 lb. 9oz.) would be used in the competition, replacing the heavier college discus used in previous years. STATE MEET RECORDS Leon Patterson of Taft won the initial competition using the high school discus and hence established a Meet record at 165-2. No other State records were set. Discus Leon Patterson (Taft) 165-2 (new event; weight of discus changed) HIGHLIGHTS Leon Patterson of Taft, a junior, was the lone double winner, capturing both the shot put and discus. Patterson's winning put of 59-2 1/2 was only 4 3/4" shy of the Meet record. Leamon King, a freshman from Delano, won the 220 in 21.4 and placed second in the 100 to score 9 points. A freshman scoring in the State Meet was almost unheard of! Bob Cunning of Hoover, Glendale also scored 9 points by winning the 100 in 9.7 and taking second in the 220. Herbie Turner (Alameda), second in last year's 220, finished a disappointing fourth. Bernard Allard, a junior from Fresno, won the high jump at 6-5 3/8 and just missed clearing 6-8 which would have been a new National record. There was a five-way tie for 2nd. Eugene Jones (Oakland Tech) won the 880 over Jim Briggs (Pittsburg), but the time of 1:58.4 was way off the record. In contrast to the previous two Meets, most perfomances this year were fairly mediocre. TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (Meet scored 5-4-3-2-1) Jefferson, LA won the team championship and thus became the first school to win three titles in a row. Their triumph also marked the fifth year in a row that a Los Angeles based school won the championship. Unlike last year's team which won five first places, Jefferson won only one event this year (Bill Holland's 22-5 3/4 broad jump) but placed in four others. Jefferson's winning total of 16 1/2 points was down considerably from last year's total of 40; however it was still 3 1/2 more than runnerup Fresno. Taft finished 3rd solely on Patterson's double victory. There was a 3-way tie for fourth at 9 between Delano (all points from King), Hoover, Glendale (all points from Cunning), and Oakland Tech (5 points from Jones). Jefferson, LA 16 1/2 pts. 5-Holland, 1st in BJ 3 1/2-Rhodes, tie for 2-3 in PV 3-Taylor, 3rd in 100 3-Moore, 3rd in 440 2-Range, 4th in BJ Fresno 13 5-Brinker, 1st in HH 5-Allard, 1st in HJ 3-Sorrano, 3rd in Discus Taft 10 10-Patterson, 1st in SP, 1st in Discus Track & Field News, Yearly Top Marks List (.JPG) xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

1952 - LOS ANGELES COLISEUM; SATURDAY, MAY 24

The 34th annual State Meet had four defending champions back-three individuals plus team champion Jefferson of LA. The returning first place winners were Leon Patterson (Taft) in the shot put, Leamon King (Delano) in the 220, and Bernard Allard (Fresno) in the high jump. Other returning high-place finishers from 1951 included Jim Briggs (Pittsburg), 2nd in the 880, Fernando Ledesma (Compton), 2nd in the mile, Ancel Robinson (Selma), 3rd in the highs, and Rollin Garrison (Compton), 3rd in the broad jump. Pre-Meet perfomances by the athletes indicated that four records were in jeopardy (SP, HJ, PV, and BJ). The on again-off again discus event was dropped after a three-year stint as an official event and would not be back until 1959. The 12 scoring events were the 100, 220, 440, 880, Mile, HH, LH, 880 Relay, SP, PV, HJ, and BJ. Jefferson, LA was the strong favorite to win its fourth team title in a row. A crowd of 5,400 was on hand. STATE MEET RECORDS Leon Patterson of Taft became the first athlete to exceed the 60 foot barrier in State Meet history. On his 3rd try, he set a new National and State record by throwing 60-9 7/8. Patterson's effort broke the old record of 59-10 1/8 set by Darrow Hooper, North Side, Fort Worth, Texas in 1948. His distance also topped a pending mark of 60-9 3/8 set by Bill Nieder, Lawrence, Kansas a week ago. Fernando Ledesma of Compton ran the mile in 4:23.2 to break Bauer's State record of 4:23.7. Shot Put Leon Patterson (Taft) 60-9 7/8 (Nat'l) (old 59-7 1/4, Cameron, 1948) Note: Patterson went to U.S.C. and placed 3rd in the 1954 NCAA discus. Tragically he died of Bright's disease in November of 1954, 21 years old. Mile Fernando Ledesma (Compton) 4:23.2 (old 4:23.7, Bauer, 1950) HIGHLIGHTS Herbie Turner (Alameda) and Ancel Robinson (Selma) were both double winners. Turner took the 100 in 9.9 and 220 in 21.6, with Robinson winning the hurdles in 14.7 and 19.4. Jim Briggs of Pittsburg, runnerup in the 880 last year, won the event this time in 1:57.2 over Amador of Villanova, Ojai. Fernando Ledesma (Compton) moved from 2nd to 1st with his record mile. Rollin Garrison was another Compton athlete to improve his previous year's place (3rd) by winning the broad jump at 23-5 1/4 although well off the record. Leamon King, defending 220 champ from Delano, finished fifth in that event, well back of Herbie Turner. However he did place 2nd to Turner in the 100, duplicating his finish of a year ago. King had contacted pneumonia just before the season started and was not at his best. Millard Hampton (Edison, Fresno) placed 2nd in the 220 and 3rd in the 100. His son, with the same first name, would carry on this sprinting tradition in the 1970's. Lanny Carter of Orange won the 440 over Robert Taylor of Jefferson with a fine 48.8. Neither the pole vault nor high jump records gave any ground. Ronnie Morris (Burroughs, Burbank) took the pole vault crown at 13-3 1/4, 1 1/4" too low. Bernard Allard of Fresno was a repeat winner in the high jump at 6-5 1/2, but LaCava's record held. LaVern Smith of Jefferson was 2nd. TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (Meet scored 5-4-3-2-1) Jefferson High of LA did the impossible by becoming the first team in history to win four consecutive team championships. Jefferson's winning formula was balance and depth as they won only a single event (the 880 relay in 1:29.0) but placed in seven others. Jefferson's victory was a dominant one as their 30 1/2 points more than doubled second place Compton's 14 1/2. Alameda behind Turner was third with 13 points, followed by Selma (Ancel Robinson) with 10 and Edison, Fresno with 9. Jefferson, LA 30 pts. 5-1st in 880 relay 7-Range, 2nd in BJ, 3rd in 220 4-Taylor, 2nd in 440 4-Harvey, 2nd in HH 4-Smith, 2nd in HJ 3 1/2-Rhodes, tie for 2-3 in PV 3-Leavell, 3rd in BJ Compton 14 1/2 5-Ledesma, 1st in Mile 5-Garrison, 1st in BJ 3 1/2-Carter, tie for 2-3 in PV 1-Galimore, 5th in BJ Alameda 13 3-3rd in 880 relay 10-Turner, 1st in 100, 1st in 220 Track & Field News, Yearly Top Marks List (.JPG) xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

1953 - RATCLIFFE STADIUM, FRESNO; FRIDAY, MAY 29

The 35th State Meet returned to the town where it got its start in 1915, and was scheduled under the lights on Friday night. The Meet was highlighted by the presence of three National record holders. Record-breaking performances prior to the State Meet were set by 235-pund Don Vick of Chaffey in the shot put (62-5 1/4), Ronnie Morris of Burroughs in the pole vault (13-11 1/8), and Leamon King of Delano in the 220 (20.5). Morris in the pole vault was the only defending champion returning. However, Vick in the shot, King in the 100, and Robert Taylor of Jefferson, LA in the 440 had all placed second in the 1952 Meet. All eyes were on Jefferson to see if they could extend their team championship to five years in a row. Jefferson was the slight pre-Meet favorite with Manual Arts, LA picked for a close second. Although the track was a sea of mud at 8 a.m. Friday from Thursday's rain, it was somehow put in shape for afternoon heats and evening finals. The Meet Director had postponed the Meet until Saturday and had announced his decision to some of the Sections, but he was overruled by the CIF. STATE MEET RECORDS The performances in this Meet clasify it as one of the greatest. Four State Meet records were set and a fifth tied. Three of these marks either broke or tied National Marks. Bob Seaman of Reedley ran the mile in 4:21.0 to break Louis Zamperini's National prep mark of 4:21.2 set in 1934. Seaman's time broke the Meet record by 2.2 seconds! Don Armstrong on Maual Arts, LA tied the National low hurdle mark of 18.9 set in 1950 by Steve Turner of Glendale. Turner also held the old State record of 19.0. Armstrong tied the National mark in an afternoon heat, and won the final in 19.3. The 880 relay team from Manual Arts consisting of Wally Wade, Homer Dunn, Everett Jackson, and George Hutcherson ran the distance in 1:27.6 to tie the National record set in 1948 by North Des Moines High, Des Moines, Iowa. Their time also broke the 20-year-old State Meet record of 1:28.3. Ronnie Morris of Burroughs repeated as champion and raised the Meet pole vault record by 4 5/8" to 13-9 1/8. Second was Gates Foss (Santa Barbara) at 13-0. Leamon King of Delano ran the 100 in 9.6 to tie the existing Meet record. Mile Bob Seaman (Reedley) 4:21.0 (Nat'l) (old 4:23.2, Ledesma, 1952) Low Hurdles Don Armstrong (Manual Arts, LA) 18.9 (=Nat'l) (old 19.0, Turner, 1950) 880 Relay Manual Arts, LA 1:27.6 (=Nat'l) (old 1:28.3, Los Angeles, 1933) Pole Vault Ronnie Morris (Burroughs, Burbank) 13-9 1/8 (old 13-4 1/2, Widman, 1949) 100 Leamon King (Delano) 9.6 (ties old, Lombardi, 1928 & Frick, 1935) HIGHLIGHTS The mile run was the highlight of the Meet. Bob Seaman won the thrilling race and got the National record, but he was pushed all the way by Whittier's Danny Schweikart who finished 2/10 seconds behind and tied the old National mark. Leamon King, Delano junior, won the 100 in 9.6 and the 220 in 21.4 to be the Meet's only double winner. This Meet marked the third one in a row that the Delano sprinter had placed in both the 100 and 220. Darryl Ellingson (Dorsey, LA) was 2nd in both sprints. How the rain-soaked track was put in the condition to lead to these great times is a mystery. Other juniors capturing 1st places were Don Bowden (Lincoln, San Jose) in the 880 (1:57.1), Monte Upshaw (Piedmont) in the broad jump (23-5), and X.L. Emerson (Richmond) in the 440 (49.2). Jim Gamble (Jordan, LA) lost to Upshaw by a mere 1/8". Upshaw also finished 2nd in Armstrong's low hurdle win. Robert Taylor (Jefferson, LA) finished second in the 440 for the second year in a row. Don Vick, National record holder, won the shot put with a toss of 60-7 3/4, only 2-1/8" off the Meet record. Frank Geremia of McClatchy, Sacramento was second at 57-7 1/4. TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (Meet scored 5-4-3-2-1) Manual Arts finally broke Jefferson's hold on the team crown by scoring 16 3/5 points. They got firsts in both the lows and relay to key their win. Delano behind Leamon King was second with 12 and Jefferson was thrid with 10 3/5. Alameda and Piedmont folowed next, tied at 9. This Meet was the 7th in a row to be won by a team from Los Angeles! Manual Arts, LA 16 3/5 pts. 5-1st in 880 relay 5-Armstrong, 1st in LH 4-Hutcherson, 3rd in 220, 5th in 100 2-Jackson, 4th in LH 3/5-Smith, 5-way tie for 4th in HJ Delano 12 1-5th in 880 relay 10-King, 1st in 100, 1st in 220 1-Rice, 5th in 880 Jefferson, LA 10 3/5 4-2nd in 880 relay 4-Taylor, 2nd in 440 2-Wright, 4th in SP 3/5-Dumas, 5-way tie for 4th in HJ Track & Field News, Yearly Top Marks List (.JPG) xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

1954 - EDWARDS STADIUM, BERKELEY; SATURDAY, MAY 29

Entrants in the 36th annual Meet included defending champions in five events-Leamon King (Delano) in both the 100 and 220, X.L. Emerson (Richmond) in the 440, Don Bowden (Lincoln, San Jose) in the 880, and Monte Upshaw (Piedmont) in the broad jump. In addition, Don Bowden in the 880, James Jackson (Alameda) in the 100, and Monte Upshaw in the low hurdles had tied or bettered existing National marks in the North Coast Sectional at Edwards Stadium. Much of the pre-Meet publicity focused on the sprints where defending champion Kin had to face Jackson and Bill Swisshelm (Santa Ana), both placers in the 1953 Meet. Another anticipated duel was between Upshaw and Rafer Johnson (Kingsburg) in both hurdle races. Alameda, Kingsburg, Manual Arts of LA, and Piedmont were figured to battle it out for the team title. The end result would be a spectacular Meet for the 12,000 fans in attendance. Exhibitions were held in the college discus, high school discus, and 16-lb shot put. The time schedule followed is given below. TRACK FIELD 10:00 100 heats 10:00 College Discus exhibition 10:15 HH heats 11:15 HS Discus exhibition 10:30 220 heats 1:00 Pole Vault 10:45 LH heats 1:00 High Jump 11:00 880 Relay heats 1:30 Broad Jump 1:30 12-lb Shot Put Two heats of 8 entries, 4 from 2:15 16-lb Shot Put exhibition each heat to finals. 2:00 880 2:10 100 finals 2:25 HH finals 2:35 440 2:45 220 finals 3:00 LH finals 3:15 Mile 3:35 880 Relay finals STATE MEET RECORDS Two listed National records were broken and five Meet records either broken or tied in a fantastic Meet. Monte Upshaw of Piedmont, on his 3rd try, broke Jesse Owen's (East Technical High, Cleveland, Ohio) 21-year-old broad jump record of 24-11 1/4 by leaping 25-4 1/4. Upshaw's leap broke the old Meet record by an amazing 13 1/2"! Don Bowden of Lincoln, SJ ran the 880 in 1:52.9, bettering Lang Stanley's 1950 National record by a full second. In 2nd place, way back, was Bob Harman (LA High) in 1:55.8. Bowden's full time, however, did not break his own pending mark of 1:52.3 set earlier in the year in the North Coast Sectional. Leamon King of Delano tied the Meet 220 record of 21.2 in his heat. James Jackson tied both Meet marks in the sprints by running 9.6 and 21.2 in the finals. Broad Jump Monte Upshaw (Piedmont) 25-4 1/4 (Nat'l) (old 24-2 3/4, Johnson, 1950) 880 Don Bowden (Lincoln, San Jose) 1:52.9 (old 1:53.9, Stanley, 1950) 100 James Jackson (Alameda) 9.6 (ties old, Lombardi, 1928; Frick, 1935; King, 1953) 220 Leamon King (Delano) 21.2 (ties old, Anderson, 1933 and Allen, 1937) 220 James Jackson (Alameda) 21.2 (ties old, Anderson, 1933; Allen, 1937; King, 1954) HIGHLIGHTS Monte Upshaw and James Jackson were outstanding performers. Upshaw won the low hurdles in 19.0, the broad jump with his record, and placed second in the high hurdles (14.5) to score 14 points. Beating him in the highs was Rafer Johnson (Kingsburg) at 14.3. Jackson was the Meet's only other double winner. He tied records in the 100 and 220 and anchored the 880 relay team of Willie Davis, Bob Thompson, Hosea Harper, and Jackson to their win in 1:28.7. Bill Swisshelm (Santa Ana) finished 3rd in both sprints (9.9 and 21.9). Record-setters Upshaw and Bowden were repeat winners from 1953. Bowden later became a world-class competitor and on June 1, 1957 became the first American runner to break the magic four minute barrier in the mile when he ran 3:58.7. He was competing for the University of California at Berkeley. Leamon King, the defending champ in the 100 and 220, finished 2nd in both races (9.7 and 21.3). King placed in the 100 and 220 four years in a row, an astounding feat. King became the 2nd athlete in the all-time history of the State Meet to place in 4 Meets. (Allard of Fresno in the 1949-52 HJ is the other.) King competed in the 1956 Olympic Games and won a gold medal by running on the US 400 meter relay team. The team of Ira Murchison, King, Thane Baker, and Bobby Morrow clocked an Olympic record 39.5. Also in 1956 King tied the World record for the 100 yard dash of 9.3. X.L. Emerson (Richmond) failed in his attempt to repeat in the 440, coming in 3rd at 48.9 behind Bruce Kitchen (Riverside) and his 48.7. Rink Babka (Palo Alto) set a new record in the college discus (non-scoring event) at 148-2 3/4 breaking John Henry Johnson's 1949 mark of 145-2. TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (Meet scored 5-4-3-2-1) The Alameda Hornets behind James Jackson won the team title and in the process broke an eight-year reign held by the Los Angeles schools. Alameda's title was the first outright team title ever won by a Northern school. Alameda scored 19 points, 5 more than runnerup Piedmont. Delano was 3rd with 10 points and Manual Arts was next, topping all LA schools with 9 1/5. Rafer Johnson, future 1960 Olympic Decathlon champion, won the high hurdles and placed 2nd in the lows (19.0 also) to give Kingsburg 5th place with 9. Alameda 19 pts. 5-1st in 880 relay 10-Jackson, 1st in 100, 1st in 220 2-Griffin, 4th in HH 2-Cobb, 4th in BJ Piedmont 14 14-Upshaw, 1st in LH, 1st in BJ, 2nd in HH Delano 10 8-King, 2nd in 100, 2nd in 220 2-Rice, 4th in 880 from DyeStatCal (05/31/04) The 36th Annual meet was held at UC Berkeley, and featured a great cast of athletes. Don Bowden (Lincoln, San Jose - 880), Monte Upshaw (Piedmont - 180 yard Low Hurdles, and James Jackson (Alameda - 100 yards) had all tied or broken national records in the North Coast Section Meet on the same facility. The one-day meet had heats starting at 10:00 am (100y - HH - 220y - LH - 880y relay), with finals starting at 2:00 pm. There were two heats of 8 where affected, with 12,000 fans along to enjoy the action. A great meet it was! Two national records were broken, and five meet records either broken or tied. Monte Upshaw (Piedmont) blasted the famed record in the LJ of Jesse Owens (East Tech, Cleveland, Oh) from 21 years ago of 24-11.25 with a 25-04.25 effort. Bowden, who would later be the first American under 4:00 in the mile in 1957 as a student at UC Berkeley, took the 880 at 1:52.9, a full second under the 1:53.9 national best by Lang Stanley (Jefferson, LA - another legend) from 1950. Bowden had a pending 1:52.3 from the NCS action. James Jackson (Alameda) blazed a 9.6 100 to tie a record set by three that dated from as far back as 1928. Leamon King (Delano) and Jackson tied the 220 record of 21.2 that dated from as far back as 1933). Monte Upshaw, the father of current Olympic level LJ star, Grace Upshaw, took the LJ, and the 180 low hurdles at 19.0, and was second in the High Hurdles at 14.5 behind one Rafer Johnson (Kingsburg), with Rafer an Olympic Decathlon Champ and one of track history's all-time greats! Alameda did win the team title with 19 points (over Piedmont) off James Jackson's 100-200 win, an 880y relay win, and points in the Highs and Long Jump by other athletes. The Alameda title was the first ever outright team title won by a Northern California school, with Los Angeles City schools taking the last eight titles in a row! Rink Babka (Palo Alto), who would go on to Olympic glory for USC and beyond, won the exhibition College weight discus, throwing 148-02.75. Leamon King (Delano) amazed with four years of placing in the State Meet in the sprints, with a gold medal in the 1956 Olympics for the USA, and he tied the World Record in the 100 yard dash of 9.3 that same year. (Thanks to Donn Kirk and his great work on the California State Meet, which includes the history of meets - He was assisted by David Cooper and Keith Conning) Track & Field News, Yearly Top Marks List (.JPG) xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

1955 - LOS ANGELES COLISEUM; SATURDAY, MAY 28

As the 37th State Meet began, many fans, coaches, and athletes wondered if the record-setting performances of the previous two years-five National and ten Meet records broken or tied-would continue. Most felt it would. Their confidence was due in part to Centennial's Charlie Dumas (runnerup in last year's Meet) who had already topped the National high jump mark three times with a best of 6-8 7/8. The 880 relay team of Jefferson, LA had also created a lot of excitement when they qualified for the Meet with a flashy 1:27.8, only 2/10 off the Meet and National records. Dick Dailey of Hayward, who defeated Charlie Dumas in the 1954 high jump, was the only returning winner. Other notable returnees were Eddie King of Salinas in the 440 (2nd), Ray Hale of Downey, Modesto in the mile (2nd), and Leonard Havens of Avenal in the 880 (3rd). Centennial of Compton was the pre-Meet favorite for the team title with Jordan, LA tabbed for second. STATE MEET RECORDS The records continued to fall as three National and Meet records were broken. As expected, Charlie Dumas of Centennial broke the listed National record of 6-7 1/8 set in 1938 by Gil LaCava of Beverly Hills by clearing 6-9 3/8. Dailey of Hayward and Torrance of Grant, Sacramento tied for 2nd at 6-5. Dumas' jump broke his own pending mark of 6-8 7/8 set earlier in the year. Tod White of Newport Harbor won the mile in 4:20.0 to break the old National record of 4:20.4 set in 1954 by Max Truex of Warsaw, Indiana. Ray Hale of Downey, Modesto finished 2nd once again, this time with a fine 4:21.2. The third National and Meet record went to the 880 relay team of Jefferson, LA as they broke the existing mark of 1:27.6 held jointly by North Des Moines High, Des Moines, Iowa (1948) and Manual Arts, LA (1953) by running 1:27.2. The team of Henry Phillips, Willie White, Harold Brice, and Ed Walter broke the record twice as they also ran 1:27.3 in a heat. Mile Tod White (Newport Harbor) 4:20.0 (Nat'l) (old 4:21.0, Seaman, 1953) High Jump Charlie Dumas (Centennial, Compton) 6-9 3/8 (Nat'l) (old 6-7 1/8, LaCava, 1938) 880 Relay Jefferson, LA 1:27.2 (Nat'l) (old 1:27.6, Manual Arts, LA, 1953) HIGHLIGHTS The intensity of the competition in this Meet was so great that for the first time since 1939 there was no double winner. Ken Dennis, Centennial's sprinter, came closest as he won the 100 in 10.0 and finished second in the 220. He also ran on Centennial's second place 880 relay team. Four juniors had great days for themselves. Bob Poynter of Pasadena won the 220 in 21.6 and took third in the century. Willie White (Jefferson, LA) finished second in the low hurdles, fourth in the 100, and ran on the record-setting relay team. Rudy Jackson of Richmond was also a double placer as he took second in the 100 and fourth in the 220. Jerry White of Corcoran won the 440 in 48.7, with Eddie King of Salinas 2nd. Centennial's hurdling duo of Paul Lowe and Ken Thompson won the hurdles. Thompson won the highs over Goodman (Pierce) in 14.3 and Lowe won the lows in 19.2. Leonard Havens of Avenal won the 880 in 1:57.0. Charlie Dumas (Centennial) and Tod White (Newport Harbor) were probably the top athletes competing in the Meet as evidenced by their National and Meet record. Dumas achieved Olympic fame in 1956 as he won the Olympic high jump title by clearing 6-11 1/2. He was also the first to surpass the 7-foot barrier, setting a World record of 7-0 1/2 in 1956. TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (Meet scored 5-4-3-2-1) Centennial of Compton returned the team championship to Southern California by easily ouscoring runnerup Jordan, LA 29 to 20. Centennial had 4 first places. Jefferson, LA was a close third with 19 points, followed by Pasadena with 8, all of which were scored by Bob Poynter. Centennial, Compton 29 pts. 4-2nd in 880 relay 9-Dennis, 1st in 100, 2nd in 220 5-Thompson, 1st in HH 5-Lowe, 1st in LH 5-Dumas, 1st in HJ 1-Blaylock, 5th in BJ Jordan, LA 20 1-5th in 880 relay 5-Finney, 1st in PV 5-Baines, 1st in BJ 4-Washington, 2nd in BJ 3-Neal, 3rd in 440 2-Watkins, 4th in BJ Jefferson, LA 19 5-1st in 880 relay 6-White, 2nd in LH, 4th in 100 3-Walter, 3rd in 220 3-Newman, 3rd in Mile 2-Stansell, 4th in 880 Track & Field News, Yearly Top Marks List (.JPG) xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

1956 - CHICO STATE COLLEGE; SATURDAY, JUNE 2

The 38th State Meet was held in June for the first time. Some coaches objected to the location stating that Chico's normally high June temperatures might hinder performances and jeopardize the athletes' health. The weather for the Meet was ideal, however, and the only sizzling in Chico would be the blistering marks set by the athletes. Jerry White of Corcoran in the 440 and Bob Poynter of Pasadena in the 220 were returning to defend their titles. Rudy Jackson of Richmond in the 100, Willie White of Jefferson, LA in the low hurdles, and Homer Robertson of Pacific, San Bernardino in the shot put were also present hoping to improve on their second place finishes of a year ago. The 100 figured to be the premier race of the evening with Jackson, Poynter, and both Whites entered. Jefferson, LA was the heavy pre-Meet favorite for the team title, and everyone wanted to see their record-setting 880 relay team perform (1:26.5 in the LA City finals). Heats in the sprints, hurdles, and relay started at 1 o'clock, with finals in the field events starting at 7 and in the running events at 8. STATE MEET RECORDS With an amazing display of talent, the athletes continued what appeared to be an annual ritual of rewriting the record books. Three National records were broken, five Meet records were broken, and a sixth Meet record was tied. Jerry White of Corcoran ran the 440-contested around one turn-in the National and Meet record time of 46.7. White's time bettered by half a second the old mark of 47.2 set by Eddie Southern of Sunset High, Dallas, Texas in 1955. He also demolished Gillett's Meet mark set way back in 1933. Homer Robertson of Pacific, San Bernardino smashed the existing National and Meet record in the shot put. His winning toss of 63-9 1/2 broke the existing record of 62-5 1/4 set by Don Vick of Chaffey in 1953. Robertson upped the National record by an amazing 16 1/4"! Dave Davis of Canoga Park was second at 60-5. The third National and Meet mark to fall was the 880 relay record. Jefferson, LA, holder of the listed National and Meet record of 1:27.2 set in 1955, had previously lowered the National mark to 1:26.5 in the LA City meet. In their heat, Jefferson clocked 1:26.3, and in the finals the team of Henry Phillips (22.2), Willie White (21.1), Terry Randall (21.3), and Joe Batten (21.3) lowered the National record to 1:25.9! Berkeley was a distant second at 1:27.3, and had run a nice 1:26.8 in their heat. Willie White of Jefferson accounted for two other records. First he ran the low hurdles in 18.9 in his heat to tie the State record in that event. Later he blazed the final in the 100 in 9.5 for a new Meet mark. Bob Poynter of Pasadena in 2nd and Jerry White in 3rd both tied the old mark of 9.6. Poynter also won the 220 in 21.0 to knock 2/10 off the Meet mark. Rudy Jackson of Richmond was 2nd at 21.2, equalling the old record. 440 Jerry White (Corcoran) 46.7 (Nat'l) (old 48.4, Gillett, 1933) Shot Put Homer Robertson (Pacific, San Bernadino) 63-09 1/2 (Nat'l) (old 60-09 7/8, Patterson, 1952) 880 Relay Jefferson, LA 1:25.9 (Nat'l) (old 1:27.2, Jefferson, LA, 1955) 100 Willie White (Jefferson, LA) 9.5 (old 9.6, Lombardi, 1928; Frick, 1935; King, 1954; Jackson, 1954) 220 Bob Poynter (Pasadena) 21.0 (old 21.2, Anderson, 1933; Allen, 1937; King, 1954; Jackson, 1954) Low Hurdles Willie White (Jefferson, LA) 18.9 (ties old, Armstrong, 1953) HIGHLIGHTS The Meet was filled with amazing performances but the 440 stands out. Jerry White (Corcoran) won the race for the second year in a row. His 46.7 winning time was a full 2 seconds better than last year and 1.7 seconds better than the existing Meet record, the oldest one on the books. The first five finishers all broke the old record. Henry Dorsey of Berkeley was second at 47.5 with Jack Yerman of Woodland third in 47.8. (Yerman later would win an Olympic gold medal in the 1600 meter relay in the 1960 games.) Willie White (Jefferson, LA) was the Meet's only double winner as he won the 100 in 9.5 and the low hurdle final in 19.0. He also ran the fastest leg on the winning Jefferson 880 relay team. Bob Poynter of Pasadena scored 9 points by winning the 220 in 21.0 and capturing second in the 100. Rudy Jackson of Richmond was 2nd in the 220 and 4th in the 100 (9.7). Dale Messer of Lemoore matched Poynter's point total by winning the highs in 14.2 and placing second in the lows (19.1). Ron Larrieu of Palo Alto won the mile in 4:20.1, just 1/10 second off the Meet and National record. He beat the favorite, Southern Section champion Grady Neal of Fullerton, by 4/10 of a second. Jerry Siebert of Willets, a small town in Northern California which didn't even have a track, won the 880 in 1:53.8, the fastest time ever run in California except by Don Bowden. Louie Miller (Fremont, LA) was second in 1:53.9. To show the quality of the race, Jim Carveny (Mission Bay, SD) finished 6th timed in 1:54.4! Oscar Brown of Jefferson, LA won the broad jump at 24-8, second-longest leap in Meet history. Curtis Chappell of Jefferson, LA and Robert Sims of Jordan, LA tied for the high jump crown at 6-3 1/4. TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (Meet scored 5-4-3-2-1) As expected, Jefferson, LA easily won the team title by scoring 24 2/3 points. Their winning total more than doubled the 12 collected by second place Manual Arts. Pasadena was third with 10, followed by Lemoore with 9 and Berkeley and Corcoran with 8 each. Jefferson, LA 24 2/3 pts 5-1st in 880 relay 10-White, 1st in 100, 1st in LH 5-Bean, 1st in BJ 4 2/3-Chappell, tie for 1st in HJ 6-way tie for 5th in PV Manual Arts, LA 12 3-3rd in 880 relay 4-Lindsay, 2nd in BJ 3-Magruder, 3rd in HH 2-Williams, 3-way tie for 3rd in HJ Pasadena 10 9-Poynter, 1st in 220, 2nd in 100 1-Piggee, 5th in LH Track & Field News, Yearly Top Marks List (.JPG) xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

1957 - EDWARDS STADIUM, BERKELEY; SATURDAY, JUNE 1

For the second straight year, the State Track and Field Championship was held in Northern California. Berkeley was the site for the 39th annual Meet. The 1956 Meet was so dominated by seniors that only three competitors who placed fourth or higher were returning, and these were all from field events. They were Tim Helms of El Dorado in the pole vault (tie for 1st), Bob Acant of Hart in the high jump (tie for 3rd), and Luther Hayes of Lincoln, San Diego in the broad jump (4th). However, the Meet was not void of super marks as the entrants included Jesse Bradford of Shafter who had established a new National record of 18.4 in the low hurdles, Preston Griffin of Centennial and Roscoe Cook of San Diego who tied at 9.4 in the Southern Section 100, and Griffen who had clocked a wind-aided 20.3 in the 220. Centennial's one-man team (Griffin) and San Diego were the co-favorites for the team title. Ten thousand five hundred spectators turned out in perfect weather to watch the Meet. STATE MEET RECORDS Two Meet records were broken and a third tied. Clark Branson of Pasadena led the way by establishing a new National and Meet record in the shot put. Branson actually broke Homer Robertson's old record of 63-9 1/2 twice as he threw 64-5/8 and finally 64-3/4 for the new record. Mike McKeever (Mt. Carmel) was a distant second at 61-10 3/4. The second Meet mark to fall was the 880 record. Jim Cerveny of Mission Bay, SD ran 1:52.7 to break the old record by 2/10. He won by about 8 yards over Narbonne's Bil Knocke and his 1:53.8. Junior Howard of San Bernardino tied the existing low hurdle mark of 18.9 in the heats. Howard, however, ran 19.1 in the finals to finish 2nd to National record holder Jesse Bradford of Shafter in his 19.0. Shot Put Clark Branson (Pasadena) 64-3/4 (Nat'l) (old 63-9 1/2, Robertson, 1956) 880 Jim Cerveny (Mission Bay, SD) 1:52.7 (old 1:52.9, Bowden, 1954) Low Hurdles Junior Howard (San Bernardino) 18.9 (ties old, Armstrong, 1953 & White, 1956) HIGHLIGHTS Preston Griffin of Centennial was the Meet's only double winner as he took the 100 in 9.6 and the 220 in 21.3. Doug Smith of Taft was 2nd in both at 9.7 and 21.4. Roscoe Cook of San Diego, co-favorite in the 100, finished third, also in 9.7. Griffin, the favorite in the broad jump, aggravated a thigh injury on his first attempt and scratched from further competition. The broad jump winner was Luther Hayes of Lincoln, SD who jumped 23-8 1/2. Bob Avant of Hart, who had tied for third last year, captured the high jump at 6-8 and had two near misses at 6-10 which would have been a National record. Tim Roelen of San Bernardino won the mile in 4:20.2, just 2/10 off the Meet record. Jim McGowan of Morningside was 2nd at 4:22.2. Tim Helms of El Dorado, who finished in a tie for first in the pole vault last year, finished in a 3-way tie for second at 13-0 behind Voyce Hendrix of Riverside who cleared 13-6. Cebron Russ of Berkeley scored nine points by placing second in the high hurdles (14.4), third in the broad jump (23-4), and fourth in the low hurdles (19.3). However, the biggest thrill for Berkeley fans was the 440 where Fred DeWitt came off the curve dead last and somehow passed everyone to win in 47.9. He was timed unofficially in 9.8 over the final 100 yards! He hurt his thigh in the process and was switched from anchor to leadoff on the relay team, but Berkeley still managed to win in 1:27.0 with their team of DeWitt, Jack Williams, Nat Allums, and Henry Allums. In non-scoring exhibitions, Don Bell of Alameda in the prep discus and Mike Lewis of Lincoln, SF in the college discus established new Meet bests of 173-2 3/4 and 151-7 3/4 respectively. TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (Meet scored 5-4-3-2-1) Athletes from Southern California won 10 of the 12 scoring events, but the two other victories were both by Berkeley which helped them win the title with 23 points. Berkeley was led by Cebron Russ and Fred DeWitt. Their wins were the 880 relay and the 440. Centennial and San Diego tied for second with 10 points apiece. Taft and San Bernadino followed with 8. Berkeley 23 pts. 5-1st in 880 relay 9-Russ, 2nd in HH, 3rd in BJ, 4th in LH 5-DeWitt, 1st in 440 4-H. Allums, 4th in 100, 4th in 220 Centennial, Compton 10 10-Griffin, 1st in 100, 1st in 220 San Diego 10 4-2nd in 880 relay 3-Cook, 3rd in 100 3-Staten, 3rd in 220 Track & Field News, Yearly Top Marks List (.JPG) xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

1958 - VETERAN'S STADIUM, LONG BEACH; SATURDAY, MAY 31

The 40th annual Track and Field Championship figured to be a wide open affair with few dominant favorites, which would result in tight competition in nearly all events. One of the favorites was Muir's Mel Clipper who had established a new 220 National record of 20.6 in the Southern Section finals a week ago. Another favorite, Willie Davis of Roosevelt, LA, had jumped 25-5 in winning the LA Section to exceed National and Meet records, but hurt himself in a baseball game and would be unable to compete. There were only two individuals returning who had placed fourth or better in the previous Meet, Alfred Gentry of Fremont, LA, third in the 880, and Bob Gill of Edison, Fresno, fourth in the high hurdles. The tight competition was not expected to be limited to the individual titles as at least eight schools-Muir, Edison of Fresno, Manual Arts, Compton, Long Beach Poly, Centennial, Fremont of LA, and Miramonte-were given a chance to win the team title. The race for the team title was so close that many "experts" predicted it would be the tightest team race in the history of the Meet, topping even the 1930 Meet which ended with three teams deadlocked at 11 points. STATE MEET RECORDS Two Meet records were set during the competition. To no one's surprise, Muir's Mel Clipper established a new mark of 20.7 in the 220. Clipper's time broke the old Meet mark by 3/10 and tied the existing National record held jointly by Jesse Owens (East Technical High, Cleveland, Ohio, 1933) and Eddie Southern (Sunset High, Dallas, Texas, 1955). However, Clipper had a pending time of 20.6. Second to Clipper was Munn of North Hollywood at 21.1. John Rose of Hoover, Glendale cleared 14-1 in the pole vault to break the old record of 13-9 1/8 and become the first 14-foot vaulter in the Meet's history. There was a 3-way tie for second at 13-6 1/2. 220 Mel Clipper (Muir, Pasadena) 20.7 (=Nat'l) (old 21.0, Poynter, 1956) Pole Vault John Rose (Hoover, Glendale) 14-1 (old 13-9 1/8, Morris, 1953) HIGHLIGHTS Fulfilling its pre-Meet publicity, the Meet was filled with close races, tight competition, and surprises. Two surprises were the victories of underclassmen: sophomore Hubie Watson of Jordan, LA won the 100 in 9.6 beating Clipper, and junior Dixon Farmer of Miramonte took the 440 in 48.6 beating Southern Section champion Steve Schwartz (St. Francis). For only the second time since 1939, there was no double winner. Dixon Farmer came close as he won the 440 and finished second in the low hurdles in a near photo finish with East Bakersfield's David Douglas. Both were timed in 19.0. Mel Clipper also scored 9 points by taking second in the 100 in addition to his record 220. James Bates of Manual Arts finished third in both the 100 and 220 and anchored the winning 880 relay team (1:28.3). Al Gentry (Fremont, LA), third in last year's 880, won this time in 1:55.4 over Warren Farlow of Hollywood. Woody Covington of Compton won the mile in 4:23.7 over Jack Hudson of El Cajon. Bob Gill of Edison, Fresno improved to second in the high hurdles behind Floyd James of Centennial who ran a wind aided 14.1. Steve Rogers of Brawley won the broad jump with a fine leap of 24-6. TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (Meet scored 5-4-3-2-1) As anticipated, the team title was extremely close. With only the 880 relay left, it appreared that any one of four teams-Compton, Fremont of LA, Manual Arts, or Muir-could win or share the title. Manual Arts won the relay and the team title (temporarily) with 11 points. However, a subsequent review of the films of the Meet moved Compton's 440 runner, Willie Williams, from fourth to third and thus moved Compton into a share of the team title. Muir finished third with 10 points. Fremont of LA and Miramonte of Orinda with Dixon Farmer scoring all of its points tied for 4th with 9 apiece. It was almost as close as 1930! Compton 11 pts. 5-Covington, 1st in Mile 3-Williams, 3rd in 440 3-Crowley, 3rd in 880 Manual Arts, LA 11 5-1st in 880 relay 6-Bates, 3rd in 100, 3rd in 220 Muir, Pasadena 10 9-Clipper, 1st in 220, 2nd in 100 1-Williams, 5th in LH Track & Field News, Yearly Top Marks List (.JPG) xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

1959 - MEMORIAL STADIUM, BAKERSFIELD; FRIDAY, MAY 29

In contrast to the previous Meet, the 41st State Meet was replete with veteran performers and favorites. Four first-place winners and two second-place finishers from last year were returning. The reigning champs were Hubie Watson of Jordan, LA in the 100, Dixon Farmer of Miramonte in the 440, Paul Stuber of Bellflower in the high jump, and Meet record holder John Rose of Hoover, Glendale in the pole vault. Farmer had also finished second in the low hurdles last year and Jack Hudson (El Cajon) was runnerup in the mile. Other top entrants included Dale Story of Orange who had already run 4:13.4 in the mile this year. Story's pre-Meet time was a full 6.6 seconds better than the Meet record and only 2/10 of a second off the National mark. The high school discus became a scoring event once again even though only three Sections included it in their competition. It was last contested in 1951, but would continue this time for many years. The 13 scoring events were the 100, 220, 440, 880, Mile, HH, LH, 880 Relay, SP, Dis, PV, HJ, and BJ. Long Beach Poly was the prohibitive favorite to win the team title, just like it did in the Southern Section finals last week. Heats in the sprints, hurdles, and relay would begin at 3:30. Field event finals would start at 6 and the first track final (the 880) was scheduled at 8. About 9,000 fans were on hand. STATE MEET RECORDS Dale Story of Orange set a new Meet and National record in the mile by running it in a tremendous 4:11.0. Story broke the old Meet record by an amazing 9 seconds! His time was also 2.2 seconds better than the National mark of 4:13.2 set last year by Dyrol Burleson of Cottage Grove, Oregon. A new Meet record was established in the discus by 6-5 Ron Snidow of San Rafael who threw the platter 176-1. There were only 6 competitors in the discus as contrasted to 16 in all the other scoring events. Mile Dale Story (Orange) 4:11.0 (Nat'l) (old 4:20.0, White, 1955) Discus Ron Snidow (San Rafael) 176-1 (old 165-2, Patterson, 1951) HIGHLIGHTS The Meet was conducted in the evening with strong headwinds which resulted in many relatively slow track times. The highlight of the Meet was the mile run. Dale Story's (Orange) record-breaking performance was made possible by an early fast pace from El Cajon's Jack Hudson. Hudson, last year's runnerup, was second again at 4:16.7, about 30 yards behind Story. George Linn of Palo Alto was 3rd at 4:18.2! The first five placers all broke the old record of 4:20, with fifth place being timed in 4:19.2! Story's lap times were 62.6, 62.6, 66.1, 59.7. Hubie Watson of Jordan, LA scored ten points by winning the 100 in 9.8 for the second year in a row and taking the 220 in 21.6. John Howard of San Bernardino was a close second in both races, timed in 9.8 and 21.9. Dixon Farmer (Miramonte) matched Watson's efforts as he won the low hurdles in 19.2 and repeated in the 440 in 48.6. Gilbert McCulley (Fremont, LA) was 2nd in the lows in 19.4 and Leroy Whittle (Berkeley) was runnerup in the 440 in 48.7. Paul Stuber of Bellflower was a repeat winner in the high jump clearing 6-7 1/4. John Rose of Hoover, Glendale, defending pole vault champ with a best this year of 14-0, for some reason did not even place. Bob Looney of Santa Barbara won the event at 13-8 3/4. Dave Dunbar of Westmoor (Daly City) won the 880 in 1:53.2. TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (Meet scored 5-4-3-2-1) For the second year in a row, the team championship was decided by the final event, the 880 relay, which was run at 10:15 p.m. Long Beach Poly's team of Percy McCloud, Billy Simril, Jerry Davis, and Kelton Reese won the relay in 1:28 flat and the team title. Poly's winning total of 14 points was considerably less than expected but it beat runnerup LA Fremont's total of 13. Seven of Poly's points were scored by Dee Andrews in the hurdle races (he clocked 14.3 and 19.4). San Bernardino was a close third with 11 points. Jordan, LA (all points by Hubie Watson) and Miramonte of Orinda (all points by Dixon Farmer) were next with 10 each. Long Beach Poly 14 pts. 5-1st in 880 relay 7-Andrews, 2nd in HH, 3rd in LH 2-R. Davis, 4th in 880 Fremont, LA 13 4-2nd in 880 relay 4-McCulley, 2nd in LH 3-Cook, 3rd in BJ 2-Lorrick, 4th in BJ San Bernardino 11 3-3rd in 880 relay 8-Howard, 2nd in 100, 2nd in 220 Track & Field News, Yearly Top Marks List (.JPG) xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

1960 - STANFORD STADIUM, PALO ALTO; SATURDAY, JUNE 4

The 42nd State Meet returned to Northern California with most of the pre-Meet publicity focused on a Southern California athlete-Hubie Watson of Jordan, LA. Watson had the unique chance of becoming the first performer in the history of the Meet to win three 100 yard dash titles in a row. Only two performers, Charley Paddock (Pasadena) in 1916-18 and Eddie Morris (Huntington Beach) in 1938-40 had ever won any running event three years in a row and they did it in the 220. Watson was also the defending 220 champ. Other notable returnees from the 1959 Meet were field athletes Matt Baggett of Berkeley (3rd in the SP) and Alex Darnes of SF Poly (4th in the discus). The feature race of the Meet appeared to be the 880. Buena Park's Jan Underwood headed the field with a 1:52.4 clocking, only 1/10 off Bowden's National record but 3/10 under the Meet mark. Underwood was expected to face strong competition from Ray Van Asten of Bonita (1:52.9) and Robin Ruble of Los Altos (1:53.1). The 880 field was not limited to these three, however, as there were nine competitors entered with times better than 1:55.6! Jordan, LA was a slight favorite for team honors, primarily due to Hubie Watson's presence. Compton was figured for second with several other teams given an outside chance of winning. A crowd of 11,000 was on hand. STATE MEET RECORDS Four new Meet records and one National record were established. Ray Van Asten of Bonita, an exchange student from Australia, broke the National record in the 880 by winning in 1:51.9. The old mark of 1:52.3 was set by Don Bowden of Lincoln, San Jose is 1954. Van Asten's time also broke the Meet record of 1:52.7. Robert Bonds of Riverside Poly and Sid Nickolas of Vallejo each won his heat of the highs in a record-tieing 14.1. Bonds in the finals set new Meet reocrds in both hurdles as he he won the highs in 13.9 and the lows in 18.8. Alex Darnes of SF Poly accounted for the final Meet record by throwing the prep discus 178-8. 880 Ray Van Asten (Bonita, LaVerne) 1:51.9 (Nat'l) (old 1:52.7, Cerveny, 1957) High Hurdles Robert Bonds (Riverside Poly) & 14.1 Sid Nickolas (Vallejo) (ties old, Turner, 1950) High Hurdles Robert Bonds (Riverside Poly) 13.9 (old 14.1, Turner, 1950; Bonds, 1960; Nickolas, 1960) Low Hurdles Robert Bonds (Riverside Poly) 18.8 (old 18.9, Armstrong, 1953; White, 1956; Howard, 1957) Discus Alex Darnes (SF Poly) 178-8 (old 176-1, Snidow, 1959) HIGHLIGHTS The 880 race was the highlight of the Meet. Ray Van Asten of Bonita was pushed to the record by Buena Park's Jan Underwood who was only 1/10 back at 1:52.0. The competition in the race was so keen that even the 3rd place finisher, Ralph Lee of San Mateo, broke the old record by running 1:52.4. Fourth place went to Ron Whitney of Downey, Modesto who tied the old Meet mark of 1:52.7 and Robin Ruble of Los Altos was 5th in 1:53.0. Hubie Watson of Jordan, LA, defending 100 and 220 champ, suffered a knee injury in the 100 and placed 3rd (9.9). Winning the 100 three consecutive years was not to be. Later Watson pulled up lame in the 220 and scratched from further competition. Bill Cowings of Fowler won the 100 in 9.7 and the 220 in 21.0 for a double win. John Peters of Jordan, LA finished second in both sprints (9.8 and 21.5). Robert Bonds of Riverside Poly was also a double winner as he captured both hurdle races in Meet records of 13.9 and 18.8. Sid Nickolas of Vallejo recorded fine times of 14.1 and 18.8 as he finished second to Bonds twice. Ulis Williams of Compton, a junior, won the 440 in 47.2 over Ray Saddler of Castlemont (47.6). Another Compton athlete, Walt Roberts, won the broad jump at 24-7 1/4. Matt Baggett of Berkeley and Alex Darnes of SF Poly, placers in last year's Meet, returned to claim first places in their specialties. Baggett won the shot put by throwing 60-7, beating Bob Merlo of San Mateo, and Darnes won the discus at 178-8 over Don Schmidt of King City. TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (Meet scored 5-4-3-2-1) The race for the team title was once again very close with the outcome resting on the 880 relay for the 3rd year in a row. Jordan, LA needed to get at least a 5th-place finish to clinch the Meet. However, their anchorman, Hubie Watson, was injured and unable to run. Things looked bad for Jordan as Watson's place was taken by Lawrence Bonner who came out of the stands and competed in borrowed shoes and uniform. Despite this setback, Jordan's relay team managed to finish 4th and gain them the team championship. It was the first time in Meet history that a team won the title outright with no points coming from first-place finishes. A great Castlemont team of Charley Peoples, Ray Saddler, Ronnie McCardell, and Bobby Simpson won the relay in 1:26.2 after running 1:26.0 in the heats. Their heat time was just 1/10 off the National record and was the second fastest time ever run. Jordan got only three points from their outstanding sprinter, Hubie Watson, but Johnny Peters took up the slack with second places in both sprints. He also ran on their relay team. Castlemont was second in the Meet with 13 points followed by a 4-way tie for 3rd between Fowler, SF Poly, Compton, and Riverside Poly with 10 points each. SF Poly's Ben Tucker was a surprise winner in the mile at 4:14.3, second fastest in Meet history. Jordan, LA 15 pts. 2-4th in 880 relay 8-Peters, 2nd in 100, 2nd in 220 3-Watson, 3rd in 100 2-Bludso, 3-way tie for 3rd in PV Castlemont, Oakland 13 5-1st in 880 relay 4-Saddler, 2nd in 440 4-Whitfield, 3rd in LH, 5th in HH Compton 10 5-Williams, 1st in 440 5-Roberts, 1st in BJ Fowler 10 10-Cowings, 1st in 100, 1st in 220 Riverside Poly 10 10-Bonds, 1st in HH, 1st in LH SF Poly 10 5-Tucker, 1st in Mile 5-Darnes, 1st in Discus Track & Field News, Yearly Top Marks List (.JPG) xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

1961 - East Los Angeles College, L.A.; Saturday, June 3

The 43rd State Meet had a truly impressive list of entrants. Bill Cowings of Fowler, defending champ in the 100 and 220, and Ulis Williams of Compton, the defending 440 champ were returning. Both could expect stiff competition as other returnees from 1960 included Ralph Turner of Burroughs, Burbank (3rd in the 220), Forrest Beaty of Hoover, Glendale (4th in the 220), and Ray Saddler of Castlemont (2nd in the 440). It turned out that Cowings was not even the favorite in the sprints. That role went to Forrest Beaty who was about to conclude an outstanding year. His accomplishments included a fantastic 20.2 National record in the 220, a record which still stands today. There were two other National record holders entered. Ulis Williams had run 46.1 in the quarter and in the Cental Section finals Bill Mackey of East, Bakersfield had run 18.4 in the low hurdles. While the field events didn't have any National record holders entered, at least three Meet records appeared in jeopardy. Bill Pace of El Rancho (65-2 3/4) and Don Castle of Cubberley, Palo Alto (64-3) in the shot put, Mike Graves of El Cajon (14-3 1/2) in the pole vault, and Bob Stoecker of Los Altos (186-11) in the discus had all exceeded existing Meet marks. For the first time, the 440, 880, and mile would be run in two sections with times determining the final places. The entrants were placed in sections by drawing their names out of a hat, which could lead to poor matchups. In the 440 the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th fastest qualifiers were in one section and the fastest qualifier in the other. It was not an ideal system. For the third year in a row, a very close race was expected for the team title. While at least eight teams were given a chance to win, Centennial of Compton was a slight favorite merely because they had more entrants (7) than anyone else except Chico (9). The 15,000 spectators wondered if they were seeing the final State Meet since a measure was on the CIF agenda to do away with the Meet and have Northern and Southern California championships instead. The measure had been intoduced by the North Coast Section. STATE MEET RECORDS Three new Meet records, all in field events, were established. Bob Stoecker of Los Altos added almost 10 feet to the discus record by throwing 188-6 1/2. El Rancho's Bill Pace upped the shot put mark to 64-3 1/2 in beating Don Castle of Cubberley, and Mike Graves of El Cajon cleared 14-2 1/4 in the pole vault. Four others tied for second at 13-10. Shot Put Bill Pace (El Rancho) 64-3 1/2 (old 64-3/4, Branson, 1957) Discus Bob Stoecker (Los Altos) 188-6 1/2 (old 178-8, Darnes, 1960) Pole Vault Mike Graves (El Cajon) 14-2 1/4 (old 14-1, Rose, 1958) HIGHLIGHTS Probably the largest crowd in the history of the Meet watched the athletes perform. Strong gusty winds hindered the running events and preserved all Meet running records. Forrest Beaty of Hoover, Glendale was the individual star of the Meet. Beaty, a junior, won both the 100 in a windy 9.5 and the 220 in 21.5 to become the Meet's only double winner, and he made a valiant attempt to place his 880 relay team in the top five. Beaty made up about 10 yards on the relay field but he still came up two yards shy. Defending 100 and 220 champ Bill Cowings of Fowler placed second in the 220 in 21.6 but finished a disappointing fifth in the 100. Ralph Turner of Burroughs was second in the 100 in 9.6 and third in the 220 in 21.7. The top hurlder was Abe Johnson of McClymonds who won the highs in a wind-aided 14.2 and finished third in the lows, which were won by National record holder Bill Mackey of East, Bakersfield in 19.1. Johnson suffered a muscle tear in the highs, and showed great courage in doing as well as he did in the lows. Considering the wind, oustanding times were recorded by Mike Gibeau of Lincoln, SF in the 880 (1:53.1) and by Bruce Cess of La Hambra in the mile (4:14.8). Second places went to Tony Bareford of Torrance in 1:54.0 and Morgan Groth of Alhambra in 4:15.2. Defending champ Ulis Williams of Compton won again in 47.8 with 1960 runnerup Ray Saddler of Castlemont 2nd in that race. Saddler placed 4th overall when two runners in the other 440 race bettered his time. Williams later gained National fame when he ran on the winning 1600 meter relay team in the 1964 Olympics. The team of Ollan Cassell, Mike Barrabee, Williams, and Henry Carr set an Olympic record of 3:00.7. In addition to the three Meet records, other fine field event performances were turned in by LA Fremont's Robert McKeever in the broad jump (24-3) and Richard Jones of Bakersfield in the high jump (6-8 1/4). TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (Meet scored 5-4-3-2-1) Once again the team championship hinged on the outcome of the 880 relay. The Centennial team of Don Owns, Cleve Tyler, Gonzelo Cureton, and Larry Todd won the race in 1:26.7 and the team title despite Forrest Beaty's efforts. A fourth-place finish in the relay by Hoover, Glendale would have given them the title. Centennial's winning total of 11 points matched 1930 and 1958 for the fewest points by a first-place team. Hoover, Glendale was a close secoind with 10 points, with McClymonds, Compton, and Los Altos each scoring 9 points. Los Altos got all their points in the discus. Chico, despite its 9 entrants, did not score. Centennial, Compton 11 pts. 5-1st in 880 relay 4-Tucker, 2nd in LH 2-Tyler, 4th in 220 Hoover, Glendale 10 10-Beaty, 1st in 100, 1st in 220 Compton 9 4-2nd in 880 relay 5-Williams, 1st in 440 Los Altos 9 5-Stoecker, 1st in Discus 4-Leetzow, 2nd in Discus McClymonds, Oakland 9 1-5th in 880 relay 8-Johnson, 1st in HH, 3rd in LH Track & Field News, Yearly Top Marks List (.JPG) xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

1962 - MODESTO JUNIOR COLLEGE; SATURDAY, JUNE 2

The move to drop the State Meet in favor of separate Northern and Southern California championships was voted down and Modesto was chosen to host this year's event. The 44th Meet opened with winners from six of last year's events back to defend their titles, and an impressive four National record holders entered. Forrest Beaty of Hoover, Glendale, defending champ in both the 100 and 220, headed the list. Beaty, undefeated in his last 24 meets and the National record holder in the 220, had already run a record-tieing 9.4 and was heavily favored in both sprints. Dick Jones of Bakersfield had tied the National high jump mark of 6-9 3/4 and seemed a good bet to retain his title. Bob Stoecker of Los Altos had established a new National record of 195-4 in the discus and was an overwhelming favorite to repeat in that event. The other returning winners were Robert McKeever of Fremont, LA in the broad jump and Bruce Bess of La Habra in the mile. All of the talent was not restricted to returnees. Tom Hester of San Bernardino had run 18.3 in the low hurdles to set a new National record. Eric Berge of Costa Mesa and Bob Richardson of Ganesha had both surpassed the existing Meet record in the pole vault. And Otis Burrell of Jefferson, LA had jumped 6-9 1/2, just 1/4" off the National mark. The 440, 880, and mile were again run in two sections with the placings determined strictly by time. Hoover of Glendale was a slight pre-Meet chice over Jefferson of LA and Fremont of LA for the team title. Eight thousand one hundred fans were on hand. This would prove to be the last year for a single-day State Meet. The time schedule was a follows. 2:00 100 heats 2:20 HH heats 2:40 220 heats 3:00 LH heats 3:20 880 relay heats 3:30 Discus 6:00 Pole Vault 7:00 Broad Jump 7:00 High Jump 7:00 Shot Put 7:30 880, 2 sections 7:50 100 8:15 HH 8:35 440, 2 sections 9:05 220 9:25 LH 9:40 Mile, 2 sections 10:05 880 relay STATE MEET RECORDS Three Meet records were broken and a fourth tied. Dennis Carr, a junior from Lowell of Whittier, set a new National and Meet record in the mile by running 4:08.7. The old National and Meet record was 4:11.0 set in 1959 by Dale Story of Orange. Carr's lapps were 61.5, 64.0, 64.0, and 59.2. Ed Moody of McClymonds ran the low hurdles in 18.3 to tie the existing National record set earlier in the year by Tom Hester of San Bernardino. Moody's time established a new Meet record by half a second. The third Meet record to fall was in the pole vault where Bob Richardson of Ganesha and Eric Berge of Costa Mesa both bleared 14-3. Forrest Beaty of Hoover, Glendale tied the Meet record in the 100 by winning in 9.5. Mile Dennis Carr (Lowell, Whittier) 4:08.7 (Nat'l) (old 4:11.0, Story, 1959) Low Hurdles Ed Moody (McClymonds, Oakland) 18.3 (=Nat'l) (old 18.8, Bonds, 1960) Pole Vault Bob Richardson (Ganesha) and 14-3 Eric Berge (Costa Mesa) (old 14-2 1/4, Graves, 1961) 100 Forrest Beaty (Hoover, Glendale) 9.5 (ties old, White, 1956) HIGHLIGHTS Dennis Carr of Lowell stole the spotlight with his stunning mile victory. Carr's time was even more impressive noting that his lifetime best prior to the Meet was 4:18.8 and that he ran virtually alone, second in his section being Joe Neff of Norte Del Rio, Sacramento in 4:15.6. Bruce Bess of La Habra, the defending champ, won the first section in 4:13.4 to finish 2nd overall. The most thrilling race of the evening was in the low hurdles where Ed Mobdy of McClymonds ran 18.3 for a close victory over San Bernardino's Tom Hester. Hester's second-place time was 18.4, well under the old Meet record of 18.8. Third went to Clavie Brown of Monrovia in 18.5, also breaking the old mark. Forrest Beaty of Hoover, Glendale won the 100 for the second year in a row, but pulled a muscle in the 220 and was unable to finish the race. Beaty had a wind-aided 9.4 in the prelims. Richard Stebbins of Fremont, LA won the 220 in 20.9 and finished second in the 100 at 9.6. His 9 points were high for the Meet. In 1964 Stebbins would run 3rd leg on the victorious US 400 meter relay team as they won a gold medal in the Olympics, setting a World record of 39.0. Doug Parker of Chico won the 880 with a fine 1:52.2 clocking. Second went to John Garrison of Hoover, SD in 1:52.7. They were in the same section. Ron White of Dorsey, LA won the high hurdles in the day's closest race. The first three finishers were all timed in 14.0. Second place went to Clavie Brown of Monrovia, and thrid to Carl James of Pomona. Manuel Diaz of Keppel (Alahambra) took the 440 in 48.1 over Joe Johnson of McClymonds. Bob Stoecker of Los Altos retained his discus title with a toss of 185-11 1/2, but did not beat his 1961 record. After taking 1-2 in the discus last year, Los Altos placed 1-4 here, with Randy Schneider taking 4th. Bakersfield's Dick Jones ended in a three-way tie for first in the high jump at 6-7 1/2 with Otis Burrell of Jefferson, LA and Bob Channell of McLane, Fresno. Robert McKeever, defending broad jump champ, placed 7th at 23-1 1/4. That event was won by James Kennedy (Lincoln, SD) at 24-5 3/4. TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (Meet scored 5-4-3-2-1) Prior to the final event-the 880 relay-the top team scores were Lincon, SD 12, Fremont, LA 9 1/2, Jefferson, LA 9, and McClymonds, Oakland 9. All four had relay teams in the finals and a chance to win the team title. Jefferson's relay team, anchored by Herman Harville, won in 1:26.1, only 2/10 off the National record. Fremont finished third, Lincoln fourth, and McClymonds went unplaced. Consequently Jefferson and Lincoln were announced as tieing for the team win. Lincoln's share of the title lasted only two days, however, as a review of the Meet films moved Vernus Ragsdale from 3rd to 5th in the 100. Therefore Lincoln officially scored 12 points to finish third behind Fremont which had 12 1/2 points. McClymonds finished fourth with 9. Jefferson, LA 14 pts. 5-1st in 880 relay 4-Burrell, 3-way tie for 1st in HJ 3-Banks, 3rd in 220 2-Harville, 4th in 100 Fremont, LA 12 1/2 3-3rd in 880 relay 9-Stebbins, 1st in 220, 2nd in 100 1/2-Johnson, tie for 5th in HJ Lincoln, SD 12 2-4th in 880 relay 5-Ragsdale, 2nd in 220, 5th in 100 5-Kennedy, 1st in BJ Track & Field News, Yearly Top Marks List (.JPG) xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

1963 - EDWARDS STADIUM, BERKELEY; FRI-SAT, MAY 31-JUNE 1

For the first time in the history of the State Track and Field Championships, the Meet was a two-day affair. In one of the biggest changes in Meet history, the decision was made to hold it on Friday and Saturday. Prelims were scheduled in most events on Friday afternoon. There were 18 entrants in all but the discus (11). The top nine performers in the shot put, discus, and broad jump advanced to the finals with preliminary marks carrying over to the next day. All track events were contested in two heats with the top four in each heat advancing to the finals. The complete time schedule is shown below. Friday Trials Saturday Finals 4:30 Shot Put qualifying 12:30 Pole Vault (no qualifying) 4:30 Discus qualifying 1:00 Shot Put 4:30 Broad Jump qualifying 1:00 Discus 4:30 880 heats 1:00 Broad Jump 4:55 100 heats 1:00 High Jump (no qualifying) 5:20 HH heats 2:00 880 5:45 440 heats 2:15 100 6:10 220 heats 2:30 HH 6:40 LH heats 2:45 440 7:05 Mile heats 3:00 220 7:35 880 Relay heats 3:20 LH 3:35 Mile 3:55 880 Relay Dennis Carr of Lowell, Whittier was the outstanding performer returning from the previous Meet. Carr, who won the mile in 1962, had decided to run the 880 instead. High jumper Bob Channell of McLane, Fresno was also retuning to defend the high jump title which he shared with two others in 1962. Other notable returnees from 1962 were Tom Smith of Lemoore in the broad jump (2nd) and 440 (4th) and Al Mann of Edison, Fresno in the low hurdles (4th). Mann who earlier in the year tied the National record of 18.3 in the low hurdles, was also entered in the 100. Muir of Pasadena, led by undefeated sprinter John House, was a slight favorite for the team title. Fourteen thousand fans were on hand for the finals. STATE MEET RECORDS For the second year in a row, Dennis Carr of Lowell established a new National and Meet record. Carr, who last year set the mile standard, turned his attention to the 880 and broke the old record by a full second with his 1:50.9. The previous National and Meet records were set in the 1960 Meet by Ray Van Asten of Bonita. Bill Fosdick of Andrew Hill, SJ pole vaulted 14-8 1/4 to raise the Meet record by 5 1/4". Carl Davis of Compton ran the high hurdles in 13.9 to tie the Meet record. 880 Dennis Carr (Lowell, Whittier) 1:50.9 (Nat'l) (old 1:51.9, Van Asten, 1960) Pole Vault Bill Fosdick (Andrew Hill, San Jose) 14-8 1/4 (old 14-3, Richardson and Berge, 1962) High Hurdles Carl Davis (Compton) 13.9 (ties old, Bonds, 1960) HIGHLIGHTS The 880 race was the outstanding event of the day. Carr's record run was greatly assisted by San Diego Madison's Robert Hose who finished second in 1:51.7, also under Van Asten's record. Third went to Mike Coley of Santa Maria in 1:52.5. Al Mann of Edison, Fresno was the only double winner as he won the low hurdles in 18.9 ad the 100 in 9.6. Jerry Williams of Berkeley also scored 10 points by winning the broad jump at 24-3 1/2, taking second in the 220 with 21.4, and placing fifth in the 100. Marvin Motley of Long Beach Poly was only 1/4" behind Williams in the broad jump. John House of Muir scored nine points by winning the 220 in 21.3 and finishing second in the 100 with 9.7. Left-handed weightman Bruce Wilhelm of Fremont, Sunnyvale won the shot at 63-4 3/4 and took second in the discus at 173-7 1/2 to also score 9 points. The discus was won by Stan McDonald of Edison, Fresno with a toss of 178-1. Tracy Smith (Arcadia) won the Mile with a 4:14.4 clocking. Tom Smith of Lemoore won the 440 in 47.3 over Leon Horne of Grant, Sacramento, and placed fourth in the 100. In the years to follow, Smith became World record holder at 220 and 440 yards, 200 and 400 meters, and won the 200 meter race in the 1968 Olympic Games in 19.8. The closest race in the Meet was in the high hurdles where second and third place finishers Eddie Orr (Jefferson, LA) and Roger Moody (Corona) were given the same time (13.9) as winner Carl Davis of Compton. The pole vault field was outstanding as the top four vaulters all broke the Meet mark of 14-3. Bill Fosdick of Andrew Hill won at 14-8 3/4 followed by Gene Kicenski (Cleveland, Reseda) at 14-5 3/4. Third went to Paul Manning (Grossmont) at 14-4. Bob Seagren (Pomona) also cleared 14-4 to place fourth. Seagren would also go on to National and Olympic fame by winning the Olympic pole vault title in 1968 at 17-8 1/2 and placing 2nd in 1972. Bob Channell of McLane, Fresno, defending high jump champ, placed second in that event as both he and winner Ed Caruthers of Santa Ana Valley cleared 6-8 with Caruthers winning on fewer misses. Marc Savage, Claremont, who set the National Pole Vault record (15'00.5") earlier in the year finished 5th. San Diego won the relay in a fine 1:26.3, only 4/10 off the National record. The team members were Walter Blackledge (21.5), Gordon Baker (21.6), Butch Dixon (21.8), and Charles Sanford (21.4). TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (Meet scored 5-4-3-2-1) Edison of Fresno won the team title with 15 points. Al Mann scored 10 points and discus thrower Stan McDonald accounted for the other five. Second place went to pre-Meet favorite Muir with 12 1/2. Berkeley and Jefferson, LA tied for third with 10 points each. Jerry Williams accounted for all of Berkeley's points. Fremont, Sunnyvale with Bruce Wilhelm scoring all 9 was fifth. Edison, Fresno 15 pts. 10-Mann, 1st in 100, 1st in LH 5-McDonald, 1st in discus Muir, Pasadena 12 1/2 9-John House, 1st in 220, 2nd in 100 3-James House, 3rd in BJ 1/2-Carr, tie for 5th in HJ Berkeley 10 10-Williams, 1st in BJ, 2nd in 220, 5th in 100 Jefferson, LA 10 2-4th in 880 relay 6-Orr, 2nd in HH, 4th in LH 2-Burrell, 4th in HJ Track & Field News, Yearly Top Marks List (.JPG) xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

1964 - LOS ANGELES COLISEUM; FRI-SAT, JUNE 5-6

The popular two-day format was continued for the 46th annual Meet. This year the number of entrants in each event was increased to 24 except the discus which had only 16. Consequently there were three heats in all running events on Friday with the first three placers from each advancing to the finals. All field events except the discus were reduced to 12 finalists on Friday, the discus having only a Saturday final. One notable change was in the 220 where the race was run around one turn for the first time. Since 1915 it had been held on a straightaway. There were only five placers from the 1963 Meet returning. These were -Bob Hose of Madison, SD in the 880 (2nd), Earl McCullough of Long Beach Poly in the lows (3rd), Roger Moody of Corona in the highs (3rd), Chuck Smart of Los Altos in the discus (3rd), and Bob Brannen of Los Gatos in the shot put (4th). The Meet, however, was loaded with talent. The high hurdle field included three athletes-Earl McCullough, Roger Moody, and Steve Caminiti (Crespi)-who had all tied the existing National mark of 13.7. In addition, McCullough and Caminiti had both run an amazing 18.1 in the lows to establish a new National record. Jim Hines of McClymonds had tied the National marks of 9.4 in the 100 and 20.9 for the 220 around one turn. Two high jumpers-Eddy Hanks of Hoover, SD and Max Lowe of Awalt, Mt. View-had cleared 6-9 1/2, 1/8 inch above Dumas' meet record. The pole vault field included Paul Wilson of Warren, Downey who was the National record holder and the first prep to ever vault 16 feet, and Tom Dullam of Buena, Ventura who had cleared 15-4, well above the Meet record of 14-8 3/4. The 880 field was also outstanding with three athletes entered having times of 1:51.6 or better. The dope sheet indicated that Muir, Long Beach Poly, Jefferson of LA, and McClymonds of Oakland all had a good chance to win the team title. One change was made in the meet. The event that was called the "broad jump" since 1915 would henceforth be called the "long jump." STATE MEET RECORDS Paul Wilson of Warren established a new Meet record of 15-4 1/4 in the pole vault. Wilson's vault was 7 1/2 inches better than the old record set last year by Bill Fosdick, Jim Hines of McClymonds set a Meet record for the 220 around a curve by running 21.3 in a preliminary heat. Pole Vault Paul Wilson (Warren, Downey) 15-4 1/4 (old 14-8 3/4, Fosdick, 1963) 220 (Curve) Jim Hines (McClymonds, Oakland) 21.3 (first time on curve; old record on straightaway 20.7, Clipper, 1958) HIGHLIGHTS Jim Hines (McClymonds) and Earl McCullough (Long Beach Poly) were two outstanding performers in the Meet. Hines easily won the 100 and 220 in 9.7 and 21.5. His most notable victories would come later in the 1968 Olympic Games when he won the 100 meter dash in 9.9 and ran on the victorious 400 meter relay team. That team of Charles Greene, Mel Pender, Ronnie Ray Smith, and Hines set an Olympic recored of 38.2. McCullough won both hurdles by running the lows in 18.4, only 1/10 off the Meet record, and the highs in 14.1. The high hurdle race was the most thrilling of the day as the first three finishers were all clocked in 14.1. Second place went to Roger Moody of Corona and third to Steve Caminiti of Crespi. Caminiti also finished third in the lows. Bob Hose of Madison, SD won the 880 in 1:51.7, the same time he recorded last year in finishing second. Junior Mike Ryan of Wilcox, Santa Clara won the mile with a fine 4:11.2 clocking. His margin of victory was 4 1/2 seconds. John Reaves of Edison, Fresno scored 8 points by placing second in both the 100 (9.8) and the long jump (24-4 1/2). Bobby Bonds of Riverside Poly won the long jump with a leap of 25-3, only 1 1/4" shy of the Meet and National records. Paul Wilson of Warren who set the pole vault record of 15-4 1/4 appeared to clear 15-10 twice only to have the cross bar fall each time. Second place went to Tom Nullam (Buena) who cleared 14-10 1/4, also above the old Meet mark. Greg Heet of Lowell, La Habra won the high jump at 6-7 3/4 with pre-Meet favorites -Eddy Hanks (Hoover, SD) and Max Lowe (Awalt, Mt. View) second and fourth. The top four jumpers all cleared 6-7 3/4 with the placings resulting from fewer missed. Bob Brannen of Los Gatos was the leading weightman as he won the shot put at 62-7 1/4 and finished 4th in the discus to score 7 points. Bill Staley of Las Lomas won the discus with a throw of 181-2. Chuck Smart of Los Altos, third in 1963, placed second at 174-10. TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (Meet scored 5-4-3-2-1) With only the 880 relay to be contested, the top team scores were Long Beach Poly 13, Jefferson of LA 10, McClymonds of Oakland 10, and Edison of Fresno 8. Of these only LB Poly and Jefferson were entered in the relay, but this gave Jefferson a chance to catch Poly. Jefferson had the fastest qualifying time (1:26.1) while LB Poly had the eigth best (1:27.6). As expected LB Poly went unplaced but Jefferson could manage only a 3rd place finish to tie Poly for the team title. The Muir team of Carlos Lynch, Reg Streetz, Joe Tolley, and Harold Busby won in 1:26.4. Muir finished third in the Meet with 11 points, followed by McClymonds with 10 (all scored by Jim Hines) and Edison, Fresno with 8. Long Beach Poly 13 pts. 10-McCullough, 1st in HH, 1st in LH 3-Murrell, 3rd in LJ Jefferson, LA 13 3-3rd in 880 relay 7-Banks, 1st in 440, 4th in 100 3-Harris, 3rd in 440 Muir, Pasadena 11 5-1st in 880 relay 3-Allen, 3rd in SP 2-Kearin, 4th in SP 1-Busby, 5th in 220 Track & Field News, Yearly Top Marks List (.JPG) xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

1965 - MEMORIAL STADIUM, BAKERSFIELD; FRI-SAT, JUNE 4-5

The 47th annual Meet returned to Bakersfield for the third time and was a twilight affair to escape the high afternoon temperatures. Preliminaries were held on Friday in all events except the discus and two mile which had been added to the list of official events, increasing them to 14. The scoring events were the 100, 220, 440, 880, Mile, 2-Mile, High Hurdles, Low Hurdles, 880 Relay, Shot Put, Discus, Pole Vault, High Jump, and Long Jump. Two defending champs, Paul Wilson (Warren, Downey) in the pole vault and Mike Ryan (Wilcox, Santa Clara) in the mile were returning. Wilson had upped the National record in the pole vault to 16-6 3/4, 14 1/2 inches above the Meet record. Ryan had inproved his personal best to 4:09.5 but was expected to face stiff competition from Chula Vista's Tim Danielson (4:08.1) and Westminster's Carl Trentadue (4:08.0). Another National record holder entered was Johnny Johnson of Pacific Grove who had leaped 25-4 3/4. Other notable returnees from last year were Clark Mitchell of Bakersfield (2nd in the 880), Manuel Murrell of Long Beach Poly (3rd in the long jump), Curtis Clark of Grant, Sacramento (4th in the low hurdles), and Lee Evans of Overfelt, San Jose (4th in the 440). The sprint field was led by Muir's Harlod Busby (5th in the 220) who had already run 9.5 and 20.5. The dopesters picked Long Beach Poly to win the team title with Castlemont, Oakland figured for a close second. STATE MEET RECORDS Five Meet records were broken and a sixth tied in an amazing display of individual talent. Richard Joyce of Sierra, Whittier set a new Meet and National record in the 880 by running an almost unbelievable 1:48.8. The old National mark was 1:50.4 set last year by Lawrence Kelly, Main East HS, Park Ridge, Illinois. The State Meet record of 1:50.9 was set by Dennis Carr in 1963. Tim Danielson of Chula Vista broke another of Carr's records by winning the mile in 4:08.0. The pole vault record was broken for the fifth year in a row. Paul Wilson of Warren upped his Meet record by 2 1/4" to 15-6 1/2. The high hurdle race ended in a two-way tied with both Bill Persons of San Fernando and Dick Miller of Monrovia being credited with a Meet record of 13.8. Harold Busby of Muir established a new straightaway 220 record when he ran 20.5 in a preliminary heat. The 100 yard dash record of 9.5 was tied three times, twice by Muir's Harold Busby and once by Pasadena's Ralph Wise. Ralph Gamez of Berkeley won the initial two mile race in 9:12.9 to establish a Meet record. 880 Richard Joyce (Sierra, Whittier) 1:48.8 (Nat'l) (old 1:50.9, Carr, 1963) Mile Tim Danielson (Chula Vista) 4:08.0 (old 4:08.7, Carr, 1962) High Hurdles Bill Persons (San Fernando) and 13.8 Dick Miller (Minrovia) (old 13.9, Bonds, 1960 and Davis, 1963) 220 (Straightaway) Harold Busby (Muir, Pasadena) 20.5 (old 20.7, Clipper, 1958) Pole Vault Paul Wilson (Warren, Downey) 15-6 1/2 (old 15-4 1/4, Wilson, 1964) 100 Harold Busby (Muir, Pasadena) and 9.5 Ralph Wise (Pasadena) (ties old, White, 1956 and Beaty, 1962) Two Mile Ralph Gamez (Berkeley) 9:12.9 (two mile) HIGHLIGHTS Richard Joyce (Sierra) with his stunning 1:48.8 National and Meet reocrds was the talk of the Meet. Joyce's previous best was 1:51.2. Second place in the 880 went to last year's runnerup, Clark Mitchell of Bakersfield who ran 1:49.3, well under the existing Meet and National records. Third place went to George Coon of Miramonte in 1:50.9. Harold Busby of Muir won the 100 in 9.5 and the 220 in 21.0. Ralph Wise of Pasadena was second in the 100 at 9.6 and third in the 220 in 21.3. Ernest Provost of Washington, SF also scored 7 points in the sprints by taking second in the 220 at 21.2 and third in the 100 at 9.6. The other double winner was Manuel Murrell of Long Beach Poly who won the low hurdles in a wind aided 18.2 and the long jump with a leap of 24-9 1/4. Johnny Johnson of Pacific Grove, National record holder in the long jump, finished third. Curtis Clark of Grant, Sacramento was second in the lows at 18.4, two places higher than his last year's finish. Trailing Chula Vista's Tim Danielson in the mile was last year's winner Mike Ryan of Wilcox, Santa Clara in 4:11.4. Carl Trentadue of Westminster ran 4:13.4 for fourth. An early casualty of the Meet was Overfelt's Lee Evans, the favorite in the 440, who pulled a groin muscle in the prelims and was unable to finish the race. Evans later became the World record holder by winning the 440 meter race in the 1968 Olympic Games in 43.8. He won a second gold medal in those games by anchoring the 1600 meter relay team (Vince Matthews, Ron Freeman, Larry James, Evans) to their World record 2:56.1. Randy Julian of Bolsa Grande was the winner of today's 440 in 47.4. Steve Marcus of Palisades won the shot put with a toss of 63-11 1/4, just 4 1/4" shy of the Meet record. John Hubbell of LB Poly was a close second at 63-9 1/2. Kenneth Brown of Castlemont won the high jump at 6-8 1/2. TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (Meet scored 5-4-3-2-1) Long Beach Poly which shared the title with Jefferson last year won it outright with 19 points. Manuel Murrell accounted for 10 of them. Second place went to Castlemont with 12 points and Muir finished third at 10 with Harold Busby accounting for all the points. Warren of Downey and Grant of Sacramento followed with 9. Warren scored all 9 points in the pole vault as Paul Wilson and Bob Steinhoff finished 1-2, Steinhoff at 14-5 1/4. Long Beach Poly 19 pts. 3-3rd in 880 relay 10-Murrell, 1st in LH, 1st in LJ 4-Hubbell, 2nd in SP 2-L Freeman, 4th in HJ Castlemont, Oakland 12 5-Brown, 1st in HJ 4-Bright, 4th in 100, 4th in 220 3-Winrow, 3rd in 440 Muir, Pasadena 10 10-Busby, 1st in 100, 1st in 220 Track & Field News, Yearly Top Marks List (.JPG) xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

1966 - EDWARDS STADIUM, BERKELEY; FRI-SAT., JUNE 3-4

The 48th annual Track and Field Championships featured the return of three winners from 1965. Tim Danielson (Chula Vista) in the mile, Ralph Gamez (Berkeley) in the two mile, and Randy Juliam (Bolsa Grande) in the 440 were all present to defend their titles. Two other notable returnees were runnerups John Hubbell (Long Beach Poly) in the shot put and Jim Peters (Piedmont) in the discus. Danielson and Gamez were Meet record holders and both appeared ready to better their marks. Danielson, winner last year in 4:08.0, had already run 4:02.2, and Gamez had improved his 1965 performance by five seconds. In addition, the pole vault reocrd appeared in jeopardy as Muir's Paul Heglar had already scaled 16-3. Dorsey of LA and Muir of Pasadena were the favorites for the team title. Several changes were made in the Meet format. The number of entrants was increased from 24 to 27. This resulted from the creation of the Central Coast Section consisting of schools, mostly on the San Francisco Peninsula, which had formerly been a part of the North Coast Section. The State was now divided into ten sections with 27 representatives to the State Meet as follows: Northern (1), North Coast (4), San-Joaquin (3), Oakland (1), San Francisco (1), Central Coast (3), Central (3), Southern (5), Los Angeles (4), and San Diego (2). The second change was in the scoring system where greater weight was given to first place by changing the scoring to 6-4-3-2-1. The final change was in the field events, where marks made in the preliminaries on the first day would no longer carry over to the finals. STATE MEET RECORDS For the second year in a row, five Meet records were broken and a sixth tied. Tim Danielson of Chula Vista broke the mile record he set last year by running 4:07.0, winning impressively over Wally Mattingly of Loyola who ran 4:13.4. Raplh Gamez of Berkeley broke the two mile mark he established last year by running 9:01.6. Gamez improved his reocrd by a whopping 11.3 seconds. John Hubbell of LB Poly broke the Meet record in the shot put by an impressive 2-7 1/2 as he threw 66-11. The fourth record to fall was in the discus where Piedmont's Jim Peters threw a 189-1 to break the old mark of 188-6 1/2. Mike Louisiana from Logan, Union City placed 2nd at 182-6 1/2. The final record to be broken was Charlie Dumas' eleven-year-old high jump mark of 6-9 3/8. Three competitors, Tom Clyburn (Balboa, SF), Doug Huff (Lincon, LA), and Willima Morris (Compton) cleared 6-10 and all were credited with the Meet record. Clyburn was given first place of fewer misses. Phil Underwood (Dorsey, LA) tied the existing 220 straightaway record of 20.5 in the prelims. Mile Tim Danielson (Chula Vista) 4:07.0 (old 4:08.0, Danielson, 1965) Two Mile Ralph Gamez (Berkeley) 9:01.6 (old 9:12.9, Gamez, 1965) Shot Put John Hubbell (Long Beach Poly) 66-11 (old 64-3 1/2, Pace, 1961) Discus Jim Peters (Piedmont) 189-1 (old 188-6 1/2, Stoecker, 1961) High Jump Tom Clyburn (Balboa, SF) 6-10 Doug Huff (Lincoln, LA) William Morris (Compton) (old 6-9 3/8, Dumas, 1955) 220 (Straightaway) Phil Underwood (Dorsey, LA) 20.5 (ties old, Busby, 1965) HIGHLIGHTS Phil Underwood of Dorsey, LA was the Meet's outstanding sprinter. He was also the only double winner as he won the 100 in 9.6 and the 220 in 21.2. He also ran on Dorsey's 880 relay team which finished second but was disqualified for using an ineligible runner. Jim Hill of Edison, Stockton was second in both sprints at 9.6 and 21.4. It appeared that Dorsey would have another double winner as Don Parish won the high hurdles in 13.9 and had a commanding lead in the lows until he hit the last hurdle, stumbled and went unplaced. George Farmer of La Puente won the lows in 18.7 and finished 4th in the highs. Bruce Gridley of Northview was second in both with times of 13.9 and 18.8. Wayne Collett (Gardena) won the 440 in 47.8. David Grant of Dorsey was second in the same time, with last year's winner, Randy Julian of Bolsa Grande third at 48.0. With Ralph Gamez of Berkeley leading the way (9:01.6), the first six finishers in the two mile all broke the existing Meet record. Pete Romero, a Reedley junior, was second in 9:05.2 and Ernie Lindley of Mt. Eden was third at 9:05.8. The shot put featured an outstanding duel between John Hubbell (LB Poly) and Dave Murphy (Sunny Hills). Hubbell won with the record distance of 66-11. Murphy's second place toss of 65-11 3/4 was also the second longest in the Meet's history. Wayne Meyers of Foothill, Sacramento won the pole vault at 15-3/4. Pre-Meet favorite Paul Heglar of Muir cleared 14-8 for second. Doyle Steele of San Diego won the long jump with a leap of 25-3 1/4, only one inch shy of Upshaw's 1954 Meet record. Jerry Proctor of Muir accomplished a rare feat by placing in three individual events. He finished fifth in both hurdles and third in the long jump. He also ran 3rd leg on the winning 880 relay team (1:26.4). The National record of 1:25.9 in the 880 relay set by Jefferson, LA in the 1956 State Meet was finally broken this year when a team from White Plains, NY ran 1:25.4. TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (Meet scored 6-4-3-2-1) The race for the team title was between two strong teams, Dorsey and Muir. Dorsey was the winner with 22 points. Phil Underwood was their leading scorer with 12. Muir was second with 15 and Manual Arts of LA third with 9. Five schools were tied for 4th with 8 points. Dorsey, LA 22 pts. 12-Underwood, 1st in 100, 1st in 220 6-Parish, 1st in HH 4-Grant, 2nd in 440 Muir, Pasadena 15 6-1st in 880 relay 5-Proctor, 3rd in LJ, 5th in HH, 5th in LH 4-Heglar, 2nd in PV Manual Arts, LA 9 4-2nd in 880 relay 3-Smith, 3rd in 220 2-Palmer, 4th in 440 Track & Field News, Yearly Top Marks List (.JPG) xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

1967 - BALBOA STADIUM, SAN DIEGO; FRI-SAT, JUNE 2-3

The 49th State Meet was held in San Diego for the first time which provided the athletes with almost perfect conditions to continue their assault on Meet records. Four National record holders were entered, Jerry Proctor of Muir in the long jump (25-7), Mel Gray of Mongomery in the 100 (9.4), Gray and Dave Masters of El Cerrito in the 220 (20.9 on curve), and Mike Jeter of Gardena in the low hurdles of a curve (18.8). Proctor (5th in both hurdles, 3rd in the long jump last year), Gray (5th in the 220 and 4th in the long jump), and Masters (3rd in the 100 and 4th in the 220) were participating in their 2nd Meet. Wayne Collett of Gardena in the 440 and Tom Clyburn of Balboa, SF, who won on fewer misses in the high jump, were the only winners returning. Peter Romero of Reedley, runnerup in the two mile, was also entered. Fremont High of LA, Centennial of Compton, and last year's runnerup Muir were the leading contenders for the team championship. Eight thousand three hundred fans were on hand for the finals. STATE MEET RECORDS An impressive six Meet records were broken during the competition. In addition, two National records were broken and a third tied. The competition was so tough that two competitors tied existing National marks in the finals and still finished second. Dave Masters of El Cerrito tied the Meet record of 9.5 in the 100 and set a new record of 20.9 in the 220 (curve). Jim Hines set the old record of 21.3 in 1964. Both of Masters' marks were set in the prelims. Masters ran the same times in the finals only to place second each time to Mel Gray of Montgomery, Santa Rosa. Grey set a new Meet mark and tied the National mark in the 100 by running 9.4. In the 220, Gray ran 20.7 to break both the Meet and National records. Gray joined Jesse Owens of East Technical, Cleveland, Ohio (1933), Jim Jackson of Alameda (1954), Trenton Jackson of Franklin, NY (1961), Forrest Beaty of Hoover, Glendale (1962), and Jim Hines of McClymonds, Oakland (1964) to share the National mark at 9.4. Gray's time of 20.7 broke the old National mark of 20.9 which had been run by himself (1967), Masters (1967), Ray Etherly of Albuquerque, New Mexico (1961), George Aldredge of Highland Park, Dalas, Texas (1964), and Jim Hines of McClymonds (1964). Jerry Proctor of Muir tied the existing National mark of 18.8 for the low hurdles on a curve in the prelims and then ran 18.7 in the finals for a new record. The old mark of 18.8 was set by Mike Jeter of Gardena earlier this year. Proctor also broke the Meet records in the long jump by leaping 25-4 1/2 and in the high hurdles by running 13.7. The final Meet mark was set by Peter Romero of Reedley who ran the two mile in 9:00.5. 220 (Curve) Dave Masters (El Cerrito) 20.9 (=Nat'l) (old 21.3, Hines, 1964) 220 (Curve) Mel Gray (Montgomery, Santa Rosa) 20.7 (Nat'l) (old 20.9, Masters, 1967) 100 Mel Gray (Mongomery, Santa Rosa) 9.4 (=Nat'l) (old 9.5, White, 1956; Beaty, 1962; Wise, 1965; Busby, 1965; Masters, 1967) Low Hurdles Jerry Proctor (Muir, Pasadena) 18.7 (Nat'l) (Curve) (first time on curve; old record on straightaway 18.3, Moody, 1962) High Hurdles Jerry Proctor (Muir, Pasadena) 13.7 (old 13.8, Persons and Miller, 1965) Long Jump Jerry Proctor (Muir, Pasadena) 25-4 1/2 (old 25-4 1/4, Upshaw, 1954) Two Mile Peter Romero (Reedley) 9:00.5 (old 9:01.6, Gamez, 1966) HIGHLIGHTS Jerry Proctor (Muir) and Mel Gray (Montgomery) were without question the outstanding performers of the Meet. Proctor set Meet records in the high hurdles, low hurdles, and long jump and became only the fourth person in the history of the Meet to win three events. Harry Lamport (1916), Frank Wykoff (1927), and Hugh McElhenny (1947) were the others. Proctor also ran 3rd leg on the Muir 880 relay team and in the final he dropped the baton but somehow picked it up fast enough that Muir still managed to finish 2nd in 1:26.2! Proctor accomplished the unique feat of placing in 3 individual events for the second consecutive year. Mel Gray set National and Meet marks in the 100 and 220 and finished 2nd to Proctor in the long jump at 24-1 1/4. Dave Masters of El Cerrito ran excellent times of 9.5 and 20.9 to finish second in both sprints. Mike Jeter of Gardena placed 2nd in the lows (18.8) and third in the highs. Mike Newton of Whittier won the 440 in 47.2 with defending champ Wayne Collett of Gardena fourth at 47.8. The 880 was won by Lawrence Banks of Dorsey, LA in 1:51.2 over Pete Fairchild on Encina, Sacramento (1:51.9). Peter Romero of Reedley was an easy victor in the two mile where his margin of victory was 7 seconds. John Buehler of Whittier won the shot at 65-3 1/4. Reynaldo Brown of Compton, a sophomore, won the high jump at 6-9 1/4. Ken Burnside of San Ramon also cleared the same height but Brown got first on fewer misses. Defending champ Tom Clyburn of Balboa, SF was third at 6-8. Fremont of LA won the 880 relay in 1:26.0, only 1/10 off the Meet record. Their team consisted of James Byrd, John Smith, Clarence Alexander, and Daniel Moore. TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (Meet scored 6-4-3-2-1) Muir, led by Jerry Proctor's 18 points, easily won the team championship with 26. Montgomery of Santa Rosa finished second with 16 points, all of them scored by Mel Gray. Whittier with first places in the shot put and 440 scored 12 for third. Dorsey of LA and Fremont of LA followed with 10 each. Muir, Pasadena 26 pts. 4-2nd in 880 relay 18-Proctor, 1st in HH, 1st in LH, 1st in LJ 2-Howard, 4th in SP 2-Williams, 4th in 100 Montgomery, Santa Rosa 16 16-Gray, 1st in 100, 1st in 220, 2nd in LJ Whittier 12 6-Newton, 1st in 440 6-Buehler, 1st in SP Track & Field News, Yearly Top Marks List (.JPG) xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

1968 - EDWARDS STADIUM, BERKELEY; FRI-SAT, MAY 31-JUNE 1

Two new events were added to the competition for the 50th State Meet. The 880 relay, one of the original events dating back to 1916, was replaced by the more popular 440 and mile relays. The 15 scoring events were now the 100, 220, 440, 880, Mile, Two Mile, HH, LH, 440 Relay, Mile Relay, SP, Discus, PV, HJ, and LJ. Two National record holders were entered, Otis Hailey of Wasco in the high jump (7-1 1/4 and Heulon Hewitt of Merced in the long jump (25-10 3/4). Another seven-foot jumper in the field was defending champ Reynaldo Brown of Compton who had cleared 7-3/4. Brown was the only 1967 winner returning. Hewitt had finished third in the 1967 long jump. Other notable returnees were Jim Penrose of Carlmont in the discus (2nd) and Edesel Garrison of Centennial in the 440 (3rd). Centennial of Compton with Garrison entered in both the 100 and 440 plus two outstanding relay teams (41.3 and 3:18.2) was the team favorite. Being the 50th anniversary of the State Meet, the program was printed on gold-colored paper, and three men who had won titles in the first Meet in 1915 were on hand to act as honorary referees: Gerald Blankenship (880 and mile), Lincoln Hall (pole vault), and Millard Webster (high jump). STATE MEET RECORDS Reynaldo Brown of Compton became the first athlete in State Meet history to jump seven feet as he cleared 7-0 for a new record. Meet records were also established in the 440 relay and mile relay as they were scoring events for the first time. Centennial won both relays in times of 41.5 and 3:14.3. Second place in the relays went to Castlemont, Oakland in 41.6 and Fremont, LA in 3:14.6. Edesel Garrison of Centennial ran 46.7 to tie Jerry White's Meet record in the 440. White set the record around one turn. Garrison's time was around two turns. High Jump Reynaldo Brown (Compton) 7-0 (old 6-10, Clyburn, Huff, and Morris, 1966) 440 Edesel Garrison (Centennial, Compton) 46.7 440 Relay Centennial, Compton 41.5 (new event) Mile Relay Centennial, Compton 3:14.3 (new event) HIGHLIGHTS For the first time since 1962, there was no double winner. Edesel Garrison of Centennial, the Meet's outstanding runner, came close as he won the 440 in 46.7 and finished second in the 100 at 9.8. Garrison also anchored Centennial's mile relay team to victory in 3:14.3. The team was composed of Jack Hildreth (49.5), Bob McCall (49.6), Vince Buford (48.6), and Garrison (46.6). John Smith, anchorman for runnerup Fremont, ran 46.8. Bellflower's Bob Ballard won the 100 in 9.6 over Garrison. Willie Dechard of Dorsey, LA placed fifth in the 100 but won the 220 in 21.7. Thomas White of Centennial was second in 21.8. The 440 field was great. Following Garrison's 46.7 were Andy Young (Jordan, Long Beach) at 47.0, Larance Jones (Lemoore) at 47.5, and Frank Hughes (Cupertino) at 47.5. Junior half miler George Alfaro (Pittsburg) nipped favored Greg Jones (Long Beach Poly) at the tape in one of the day's most thrilling races. Both were timed in 1:52.3. Cliff West of Kennedy, Sacramento won the mile in a fine 4:09.0. Second was Tom Davidson (El Cajon) in 4:09.5. Ron Hamley of Lowell, Whittier scored 9 points in the hurdles by winning the lows in 18.8 and placing third in the highs. Jerry Wilson of Roosevelt, Fresno scored 8 points by finishing second in both hurdles (14.0 and 19.0). The highs were won by SF Poly's Kerry Hampton in 14.0. He also placed 5th in the lows. Otis Hailey of Wasco cleared 6-10, the old Meet mark, to finish second behind Brown in the high jump. Heulon Hewitt of Merced won the long jump at 24-7. Jim Penrose of Carlmont, second in the discus last year, threw 181-3 to finish 3rd behind Rory Kenward of San Marcos (183-11) and Ralph Show of Homestead, Sunnyvale (182-7). Pete Schmock of San Dieguito won the shot with a toss of 63-11. TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (Meet scored 6-4-3-2-1) Centennial easily won the team title scoring 26 points, twice the total of runnerup Compton. Centennial won the three events, the 440 and both relays, and took seconds in the 100 and 220 to account for all of its points. Dorsey of LA, Lowell of Whittier, and Roosevelt of Fresno were next with 9 points each. Centennial, Compton 26 pts. 6-1st in 440 relay 6-1st in mile relay 10-Garrison, 1st in 440, 2nd in 100 4-White, 2nd in 220 Compton 13 6-Brown, 1st in HJ 3-Bradford, 3rd in HJ 2-Edwards, 4th in LH 2-Herring, 4th in PV Dorsey, LA 9 2-4th in 440 relay 7-Deckard, 1st in 220, 5th in 100 Lowell, Whittier 9 9-Hamley, 1st in LH, 3rd in HH Roosevelt, Fresno 9 8-Wilson, 2nd in HH, 2nd in LH 1-Hardison, 5th in PV Track & Field News, Yearly Top Marks List (.JPG) xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

1969 - UCLA TRACK STADIUM, WESTWOOD; FRI-SAT, JUNE 6-7

Five juniors won events in the 1968 Meet; however two of them, George Alfaro of Pittsburg (880) and Heulon Hewitt of Merced (LJ) were injured through most of the 1969 track season and did not qualify for the Meet. The returning winners were two-time high jump champ Reynaldo Brown of Compton, Steve Smith of South Torrance in the pole vault, and Ruben Chappins of Excelsoir in the two mile. Brown had the opportunity to become only the 7th athlete in the Meet's history to win an event three years in a row. Brown and Chappins were favorites in their specialties; however Smith, who had cleared 16-4 1/2, had to share the role of pole vault favorite with LA High's Robert Pullard who had recently set the National record of 16-7. Other notable returnees from 1968 where Jerry Wilson of Roosevelt, Fresno (2nd in both hurdles), Larance Jones of Lemoore (3rd in the 440), Fred Ritcherson of Salesian (3rd in the two mile), and Sam Cunningham of Santa Barbara (3rd in the shot put). Los Angeles High behind Pullard and its sprinters, Al Hearvy and Ronnie Welch, was the heavy favorite to win the team title in this, the 51st annual State Meet. STATE MEET RECORDS Four Meet records were broken and three others tied. The first record to fall was the 440 relay mark, when Edison of Stockton ran 41.4 in the prelims to break the old mark of 41.5. The high hurdle record of 13.7 was tied three times. Jerry Wilson of Roosevelt tied it twice; Charles Rich of Washington, LA also tied it in the prelims. Jerry Wilson also tied the Meet mark of 18.3 for the low hurdles run on a straightaway. Ruben Chappins of Excelsior broke the 9-minute barrier for the first time in the Meet as he ran 8:57.0 for a new two mile record. Larance Jones of Lemoore ran the 440 in 46.6 to break the existing record by 1/10. Steve Smith of South Torrance became the Meet's first 16-foot vaulter as he cleared 16-0 for a new record. Reynaldo Brown of Compton jumped 7-0 to tie the Meet mark he set last year. 440 Relay Edison, Stockton 41.4 (old 41.5, Centennial, Compton, 1968) 440 Larance Jones (Lemoore) 46.6 (old 46.7, White, 1956 & Garrison, 1968) Two Mile Ruben Chappins (Excelsior, Norwalk) 8:57.0 (old 9:00.5, Romero, 1967) Pole Vault Steve Smith (South Torrance) 16-0 (old 15-6.5, Wilson, 1965) High Hurdles Jerry Wilson (Roosevelt, Fresno) and 13.7 Charles Rich (Washington, LA) (ties old, Proctor, 1967) High Jump Reynaldo Brown (Compton) 7-0 (ties old, Brown, 1968) Low Hurdles Jerry Wilson (Roosevelt, Fresno) 18.3 (straightaway) (ties old, Moody, 1962) HIGHLIGHTS There were outstanding performances in almost all events. Jerry Wilson of Roosevelt, Fresno won close races in both hurdles as he clocked 13.7 and 18.3 to nip Charles Rich of Washington, LA (13.8) in the highs and Larance Jones of Lemoore (18.4) in the lows. Jones won the 440 in 46.6, 9/10 ahead of second place Bill Sims of Whittier, to score 10 points. Willie Robinson of El Centro also won two close races as he ran 9.6 and 21.7 to win the 100 and 220 titles. Second place in the sprints went to Jackie White of Santa Ana in 9.7 and 21.8. Ricco Sanchez of Canoga Park won the thrilling 880 in 1:51.6. James Baxter of LA High was close behind at 1:51.7. The top three finishers in the two mile all broke the Meet record of 9:00.5. Following Excelsior's Ruben Chappins and his 8:57.0 were Ron Johnson of West Torrance at 8:59.0, Dave White of El Modena at 8:59.8, and Fred Ritcherson of Salesian at 9:01.2. Steve Smith of South Torrance won the pole vault duel with LA High's Robert Pullard. Smith cleared 16-0 with Pullard second at 15-6. Another South Torrance athlete, Decker Underwood, won the mile in 4:12.1 over Eugenio Amaya of Burlingame (4:13.1). Reynaldo Brown of Compton won the high jump for the third consecutive year. He became the 7th performer to win an event three straight times and the 2nd in the high jump. Les Steers of Palo Alto won the high jump in 1935-37. (The others were Charley Paddock in the 220 (1916-18), Eddie Morris in the 220 (1938-40), Bud Houser in the shot and discus (1920-22), William Miller in the pole vault (1927-29), and Bud Nash in the long jump (1920-22).) Sam Cunningham of Santa Barbara won the shot put at 61-2 and Chris Adams, a junior from Los Altos, won the discus by throwing 188-0. Another junior winner was Blair's James McAlister in the long jump (24-2.25). Castlemont, Oakland just edged Lincoln, SD in the 440 relay as both were timed in 41.8. Edison, Stockton, which set the Meet record in the prelims, was disqualified in the finals. James Baxter ran 47.9 anchor leg in the mile relay to give Los Angeles the victory in 3:15.2. Centennial, Compton was a close second at 3:15.3. TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (Meet scored 6-4-3-2-1) Los Angeles, as expected, won the team title with 22 points. Al Hearvy was their leading scorer with 6 points as he placed third in both the 100 and 220. Roosevelt, Fresno with Jerry Wilson scoring 12 of their 14 points was second. El Centro and South Torrance followed with 12 each. Lemoore was fifth wilth 10, all of them scored by Larance Jones. Los Angeles 22 pts. 6-1st in mile relay 6-Hearvy, 3rd in 100, 3rd in 220 4-Baxter, 2nd in 880 4-Pullard, 2nd in PV 2-Welch, 4th in 100 Roosevelt, Fresno 14 12-Wilson, 1st in HH, 1st in LH 2-Banks, 4th in 440 El Centro 12 12-Robinson, 1st in 100, 1st in 220 South Torrance 12 6-Underwood, 1st in mile 6-Smith, 1st in PV Track & Field News, Yearly Top Marks List (.JPG) xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

1970 - EDWARDS STADIUM, BERKELEY; FRI-SAT,JUNE 5-6

The 52nd State Meet opened with 14 athletes entered who had collectively scored more than 50 points in the 1969 Meet. Two of the entrants were defending champs, James McAlister of Blair, Pasadena in the long jump and Chris Adams of Los Altos in the discus. Adams had recently thrown 201-0 to establish a new National record. Second-place finishers from 1969 included Jackie White of Santa Ana (100 and 220), James Baxter of Los Angeles High (880), Ron Johnson of West Torrance (2 mile), and Jerry Culp of Oceanside (high jump). Los Altos was the pre-Meet choice for the team title. They were led by Rick Brown who would attempt a near-impossible triple by running the 880, 440, and mile relay. Six gruelling races in two days! If he made it to the finals, it would mean three races within an hour and 55 minutes. Thirteen thousand were on hand for the finals. The time schedule is shown below. FRIDAY TRIALS SATURDAY FINALS 4:00 High Jump, Long Jump qualifying 12:30 Pole Vault 4:00 Shot Put, Discus qualifying 1:00 Discus 4:00 Pole Vault qualifying 1:30 Long Jump 4:20 440 Relay, 3 heats 2:00 440 Relay 4:45 880, 3 heats 2:10 880 5:00 100, 3 heats 2:30 100 5:20 HH, 3 heats 2:30 High Jump 5:40 440, 3 heats 2:30 Shot Put 6:00 220, 3 heats 2:50 HH 6:20 LH, 3 heats 3:00 Two Mile 6:35 Mile, 3 heats 3:15 440 7:05 Mile Relay, 3 heats 3:35 220 3:45 LH 3:55 Mile 4:05 Mile Relay STATE MEET RECORDS One National and three Meet records were set and a fourth was tied during the competition. Chris Adams of Los Altos set a Meet and National record in the discus by throwing 201-3. He broke his own record of 201-0 which he set earlier in the year. Adams broke the Meet record of 189-1 in the prelims by throwing 190-4, and broke his own record in the finals. The 440 relay team of John Winstead, Robert Harrell, Roger Greer, and Jackie White also won the finals in 41.5. Ron Johnson of West Torrance won the two mile in the record time of 8:55.6 to better Ruben Chappins' year-old mark of 8:57.0. Jerry Culp of Oceanside cleared 7-1/4 to break Reynaldo Brown's reocrd of 7-0. Discus Chris Adams (Los Altos) 201-3 (Nat'l) (old 189-1, Peters, 1966) Two Mile Ron Johnson (West Torrance) 8:56.6 (old 8:57.0, Chappins, 1969) High Jump Jerry Culp (Oceanside) 7-1/4 (old 7-0, Brown, 1968, 1969) 440 Santa Ana 41.4 (ties old, Edison, Stockton, 1969) HIGHLIGHTS Rick Brown of Los Altos was the outstanding performer of the Meet. With blazing speed and great stamina he accomplished an amazing triple as he won the 880 in 1:50.6, the 440 in 47.8, and anchored the Los Altos mile relay team to victory in 3:15.6. The relay team consisted of Bob Thompson (51.8), Larry Davis (48.5), Jim Andrew (48.3), and Brown (47.0). The only other time in State Meet History when an athlete team even placed in both the 440 and 880 was in 1921 when Elmer Boyden of Vallejo won the 880 and finished 3rd in the 440. Second place to Brown in the 880 went to Nate Burks of Castlemont in 1:52.2. James Baxter of LA High, last year's runnerup, finished fourth in 1:53.5. Larry Boaen of West, Bakersfield took second in the 440 with a 48.2, 3rd was Tony Krzyzosiak of Garden Grove in 48.2, and 4th was Jim Andrew of Los Altos in 48.4. Runnerup in the mile relay was Long Beach Poly at 3:16.6. Jackie White of Santa Ana won the 220 in 21.5, finished second in the 100 with a 9.9, and anchored the 440 relay team to victory in 41.5. Allen Carter of Bonita, LaVerne won the 100 in 9.8. The two mile provided a thrilling race as Ron Johnson of West Torrance won in the record time of 8:55.6. Second went the Jim Chaffin of LB Poly in 8:58.8 with Ed Mendoza of Helix, LaMesa third in 9:01.8. Brent Tubb of Cleveland, Reseda won the mile in 4:12.9 over Rick Tschudin of Palisades (4:14.0). Milt Turner of Castlemont won the low hurdles in a wind-aided 18.6 and was a close second in the highs at 13.9, the same time given to winner Al Hall of Morningside, Inglewood. McKinley Mosley of Bakersfield was second in the lows at 19.1 and third in the highs. In addition to winning the discus, Chris Adams (Los Altos) also placed third in the shot put at 61-7 1/2. Winchester also took second in the discus at 185-9. Lynn Swann of Serra, San Mateo won the long jump with a leap of 24-2 3/4. Defending champ James McAlister of Blair, Pasadena suffered a sprained ankle and finished third. TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (Meet scored 6-4-3-2-1) Los Altos won the team title with a total of 29 points, the most points scored in the Meet since 1955. Rick Brown with 12 points and Chris Adams with 9 were the high scorers for Los Altos. Second place went to Santa Ana with 19. Castlemont was third with 15 and Morningside, Inglewood fourth with 13. Los Altos 29 pts. 6-1st in mile relay 12-Brown, 1st in 440, 1st in 880 9-Adams, 1st in Dis, 3rd in SP 2-Andrew, 4th in 440 Santa Ana 19 6-1st in 440 relay 10-White, 1st in 220, 2nd in 100 3-Davis, 3rd in LH Castlemont, Oakland 15 1-5th in 440 relay 10-Turner, 1st in LH, 2nd in HH 4-Burks, 2nd in 880 Track & Field News, Yearly Top Marks List (.JPG) xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

1971 - UCLA TRACK STADIUM, WESTWOOD; FRI-SAT, JUNE 4-5

The 53rd State Meet figured to be a wide open affair with stiff competition in nearly all events. Brent Tubb of Cleveland, Reseda in the mile was the only 1970 winner returning. Chuck Bommarito of Crestmoor, San Bruno was the leading sprinter returning (2nd in the 220 and 3rd in the 100). He would face a strong challenge from LA Hamilton's two sprinters, David Thomas and George Reddick. Larry Boaen of West, Bekersfield and Tony Krzyzosiak of Garden Grove, second and third in last year's 440, were back again. Percell Keeling of Morningside, Inglewood was the best 880 runner returning (3rd). The top hurdler back was McKinley Mosley of Bakersfield (2nd in the lows and 3rd in the highs). Also, great new marks had been turned in this season by Randy Williams of Edison, Fresno in the long jump (25-4 1/2) and Dwight Stones of Glendale in the high jump (7-1/4). Hamilton, counting heavily on its sprinting duo of Thomas and Reddick, was a slight favorite for the team title. STATE MEET RECORDS Six Meet records were broken in one of the greatest Meets ever held. Dwight Stones of Glendale, who tied the Meet record of 7-1/4 in the prelims, jumped 7-1 1/2 in the finals to set new Meet and National records in the high jump. The old National mark was 7-1 1/4 set by Otis Hailey of Wasco in 1968. The 440 relay record was broken twice. Hamilton, LA ran 41.2 in the prelims to break the old mark of 41.4 set in 1969 by Edison, Stockton and tied last year by Santa Ana. Hamilton's record lasted less than 24 hours as El Cerrito (Paul Gaines, Mel Watson, Don Smith, and Sammy Burns) ran 41.1 in the finals. Charles Jackson of Lompoc ran the high hurdles in 13.6 in a preliminary heat to breat the Meet record of 13.7 held by three others. Dale Fleet of Clairemont, SD broke the two mile record of 8:55.6 by running 8:53.8. Mark Stevens of Newport Harbor threw the shot 67-2 1/4 to break the record of 66-11. The final record to fall was in the mile relay where Castlemont ran 3:13.2, 1.1 seconds better than the existing record. Their team was composed of John Roberts (48.7), Gerald Morgan (48.9), Jerrold Curry (48.2), and Adrian Rodgers (47.4) High Jump Dwight Stones (Glendale) 7-1 1/2 (Nat'l) (old 7-1/4, Culp, 1970) 440 Relay Hamilton, LA 41.2 (old 41.4, Edison, Stockton, 1969 and Santa Ana, 1970) 440 Relay El Cerrito 41.1 (old 41.2, Hamilton, LA, 1971) High Hurdles Charles Jackson (Lompoc) 13.6 (old 13.7, Proctor, 1967; Wilson, 1969; Rich, 1969) Two Mile Dale Fleet (Clairmont, SD) 8:53.8 (old 8:55.6, Johnson, 1970) Shot Put Mark Stevens (Newport Harbor) 67-2 1/4 (old 66-11, Hubbell, 1966) Mile Relay Castlemont, Oakland 3:13.2 (old 3:14.3, Centennial, Compton, 1968) HIGHLIGHTS Charles Jackson of Lompoc was the Meet's leading scorer with 13 points. He won the high hurdles in 13.6 and the lows in 18.5. Both times were wind aided. He also placed 5th in the long jump. The lows produced the day's closest finish with Jackson and Bakersfield's McKinley Mosley running stride for stride. The judges awarded first to Mosley, only to have the decision reversed two days later after a review of the films. Mosley also finished third in the highs with 13.8. Tony Ghazlo of Locke, LA took 2nd with 13.7. For the first time in the history of the State Meet, a race was re-run. After the conclusion of the 100 final, the appeals committee ruled that one of the competitors had recieved an advantage in the form of a "rolling start" and therefore the race was run again, the first not counting. George Reddick of Hamilton, LA won both races in 9.6. Second went to Crestmoor's Chuck Bommarito, also timed in 9.6. Bommarito won the 220 with a windy 21.2 to score 10 points. David Thomas of Hamilton took second in 21.3. Tony Krzyzosiak of Garden Grove won the 440 in 46.7 with Ray Johnson of Blair, Pasadena second in 46.8. Larry Boaen of West, Bakersfield, 1970 runnerup, failed to make the finals. Percell Keeling of Morningside won the 880 in 1:51.8. Dale Scott of El Cerrito was a close second at 1:52.0. Brent Tubb of Cleveland won the mile for the second year in a row with a 4:09.6 clocking. In second place was Paul Cummings of Righetti, Santa Maria in 4:10.8. The two mile race saw the top three finishers all break the old Meet mark of 8:55.6. Trailing Clairmont's Dale Fleet were Gordon Innes of Upland and Jose Amaya of Wilson, LA both timed in 8:54.4. Randy Williams of Edison, Fresno won the long jump with a fantastic 26-3 3/4, but he was assisted by a 5.9 mph wind which nullified it for record purposes. Tony Brown of Long Beach Poly leaped 25-6 3/4 with the wind's help for second. Tony Krzyzosiak finished third at 23-11 3/4. Williams would win the long jump in the 1972 Olympics at 27-1/2, second in the Olympics only to Bob Beamon's 1958 mark of 29-2 1/2. Mark Stevens of Newport Harbor won the shot put duel with his teammate Terry Albritton 67-2 1/4 to 65-5. The discus was won by Bob Otto of Porterville with a throw of 184-9. El Cerrito took the 440 relay in 41.1 with Fremont, LA and Crenshaw, LA next at 41.3 and 41.4. West, Bakersfield with Boaen anchoring ran 3:14.9 for second in the mile relay, well behind winner Castlemont's 3:13.2. TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (Meet scored 6-4-3-2-1) As the Meet concluded, Hamilton, LA was tentatively declared the team champion with 13 points. Lompoc was second with 11 followed by El Cerrito, Newport Harbor, and Crestmoor with 10 each. A review of the films two days later made some important changes. Lompoc's hurdler Jackson was moved fom second to first in the lows giving Lompoc 13 points, and Hamilton's David Thomas was moved from fourth to sixth in the 100, reducing Hamilton's point total to 11 and second place in the team standings. It was the first State Meet where all the points of the winning team were scored by one individual. It must be noted that the re-running of the 100 prevented El Cerrito from sharing the team title with Lompoc. Sammy Burns of El Cerrito finished third in the first race of the 100. However, he injured his leg and could not even place in the 2nd race. His 3 points would hace given El Cerrito 13 points and a tie. Lompoc 13 pts. 13-Jackson, 1st in HH, 1st in LH, 1st in LJ Hamilton, LA 11 1-5th in 440 relay 6-Reddick, 1st in 100 4-Thomas, 2nd in 220 Crestmoor, San Bruno 10 10-Bommarito, 1st in 220, 2nd in 100 El Cerrito 10 6-1st in 440 relay 4-Scott, 2nd in 880 Newport Harbor 10 6-Stevens, 1st in SP 4-Albritton, 2nd in SP Track & Field News, Yearly Top Marks List (.JPG) xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

1972 - MITCHELL FIELD, OROVILLE; FRI-SAT, JUNE 2-3

The 54th Annual Meet opened with no defending champ present for the first time since 1964. Tim Quinn of Monroe, LA won the pole vault in 1971 as a junior, but he suffered a knee injury in midseason and was unable to continue vaulting. Five runnerups from 1971 were returning. These were Dale Scott of El Cerrito in the 880, Terry Albritton of Newport Harbor in the shot put, Scott Overton of Los Altos in the discus, Ray Johnson of Blair, Pasadena in the 440, and Gordon Innes of Upland in the two mile. Other notable returnees were Mike Schavers of Albany (3rd in the 220) and Robert Harrell of Santa Ana (4th in the 440). Harrell and Scott (El Cerrito) both qualified in the 440, 880, and mile relay, and were considering tripling as Rick Brown had done successfully in 1970. Santa Ana, led by Harrell, was a slight pre-Meet favorite over Albany and El Cerrito. The time schedule was virtually the same as that listed for 1970, with one notable change. The two mile was to be held on Friday night at 7:25 to avoid the high afternoon temperatures in Oroville, a small town about 70 miles north of Sacramento. STATE MEET RECORDS Two Meet records were broken and a third tied. Curtis Beck of Santa Monica won the two mile in the record time of 8:52.3. His time broke the record of 8:53.8 set by Dale Fleet of Clairmont last year. The mile record of 4:07.0 set by Tim Danielson of Chula Cista in 1966 fell to Mark Schilling of Garden Grove as he ran 4:05.4. Dan Jones of Palo Verde Valley tied the high hurdle record of 13.6 set last year by Charles Jackson of Lompoc. Mile Mark Schilling (Garden Grove) 4:05.4 (old 4:07.0, Danielson, 1966) Two Mile Curtis Beck (Santa Monica) 8:52.3 (old 8:53.8, Fleet, 1971) High Hurdles Dan Jones (Palo Verde Valley) 13.6 (ties old, Jackson, 1971) HIGHLIGHTS Carl McCullough of Sacramento, Dan Jones of Palo Verde Valley, and Dale Scott of El Cerrito were the Meet's outstanding performers. McCullough won the 100 in 9.5, the long jump at 24-7, took 2nd in the 220 with a 21.2, and anchored the Sacramento 440 relay team to a 4th place finish. His 16 points were easily high for the Meet. Dan Jones won both hurdle races in times of 13.6 and 18.7. Scott, who had qualified in the 440, 880, and mile relay elected not to run the 440; he won the 880 in the outstanding time of 1:49.7, and anchored the El Cerrito mile relay team to victory in 3:17.6. Scott took the baton approximately 12 yards behind leader McClymonds and gradually closed the gap to win by 1/10, McClymonds placing second. Mike Shavers of Albany prevented McCullough from becoming a triple winner as he won the 220 in 21.0. He also finished second in the 100 at 9.6. Second to McCullough in the long jump was Jerry Herndon of Cajon at 24-4 1/2. James Royal of Long Beach Poly finished second in the highs at 13.8 and third in the lows at 18.9. Second place in the lows went to Michael Nealy of Edison, Stockton. Robert Harrell of Santa Ana had qualified for the finals in the 440, 880, and mile relay. He decided not to run the 880 in the finals, but he won the 440 in 47.4 over Claude Brown of Gardena (47.8). Ray Johnson of Blair, last year's runnerup, finished 8th in 49.0. Harrell passed out while warming up for the mile relay and his team scratched. Harrell found out what a tough triple Rick Brown had pulled off in 1970! Mark Schilling of Garden Grove and Terry Cotton of El Cajon engaged in a thrilling mile race. Schilling won in the record time of 4:05.4, just nipping Cotton at the tape. Cotton was also well under the Meet record at 4:05.5. Curtis Beck of Santa Monica ran the final lap in 61.5 to win the two mile in 8:52.3 over Merced's Dave Taylor who ran 8:53.5 for second. Taylor's time also bettered the old Meet mark. Gordon Innes of Upland, runnerup last year, finished 7th n 9:10. One of the day's closest finished was for second in the 880 where 2/10 seconds separated James Robinson of McClymonds, Oakland (1:51.5), Tom Kovachich of Buena Park (1:51.6), and Albert Seeney of Manual Arts, LA (1:51.7). Scott Overton of Los Altos won the discus at 185-10 over Jim Groover of Branham, SJ and his 180-9. Randy Cross of Crespi won the shot put at 65-7.25, with Terry Albritton of Newport Harbor second again at 63-2. Carl Miles of LB Poly won the high jump at 6-10, and Hubert Black of Fremont, LA won the pole vault at 15-2. Wilson of San Francisco won the 440 relay in 41.3, with Crenshaw of LA second at 41.5. TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (Meet scored 6-4-3-2-1) Sacramento, with Carl McCullough scoring 16 of its 18 points, won the team championship. Sacramento became the first Northern California school to win the team title at a location other than Berkeley. Second place in the team standings went to Long Beach Poly with 13 points. Palo Verde Valley with Dan Jones scoring all the points and El Cerrito tied for third with 12. Fifth went to Albany with 11. Sacramento 18 pts. 2-4th in 440 relay 16-McCullough, 1st in 100, 1st in LJ, 2nd in 220 Long Beach Poly 13 7-Royal, 2nd in HH, 3rd in LH 6-Miles , 1st in HJ El Cerrito 12 6-1st in mile relay 6-Scott, 1st in 880 Palo Verde Valley 12 12-Jones, 1st in HH, 1st in LH Track & Field News, Yearly Top Marks List (.JPG) xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

1973 - WOODLAND HILL SCHOOL; FRI-SAT, JUNE 1-2

The 55th State Meet returned to Northern California for the second straight year. Woodland, a small town 20 miles west of Sacramento, was the location. Once again the possibility of high mid-day temperatures was of concern to Meet officials. As a precaution, the two mile was scheduled for 7:25 on Friday evening and plans made to run the mile final early on Saturday morning if high temperatures prevailed. An almost-new event, the triple jump, was added to the roster of scoring events increasing them to 16. The events contested were the 100, 220, 440, 880, Mile, 2-Mile, HH, LH, 440 Relay, Mile Relay, SP, Discus, PV, HJ, LJ, and TJ. Two defending champs from 1972 were returning, Curtis Beck of Santa Monica, Meet record holder in the two mile, and Mike Shavers of Albany in the 220. Shavers had also finished second in the 100 in 1972. His presence plus the return of Mike Farmer of Wilson, SF and Millard Hampton of Silver Creek, SJ, third and fourth last year, inicated that the 100 would be one of the feature races of the Meet. Dave Taylor of Merced, runnerup to Beck in the two mile, was also returning. Jerry Herndon of Cajon in the long jump (2nd) and Dave Hickson of Leland, 4th last year but currently the National leader in the discus at 195-4, were the leading field returnees. Albany and Wilson, SF were the top pre-Meet candidates for the team title. STATE MEET RECORDS Three Meet records were broken and a fourth tied. The 440 relay team of Wilson, SF ran 41.0 in the prelims to break the old mark of 41.1 held by El Cerrito. The Wilson team consisted of Mike Farmer, Ron Whitaker, Mike Kirtman, and Duane Walker. Tom Andrews of West, Bakersfield tied the existing high hurdle recond of 13.6 in a heat. Willie Banks of Oceanside established a Meet record in the triple jump by leaping 49-1 in the prelims. He also won the final with a wind-aided 49-7 1/4. The only previous time that the triple jump was a scoring event in the State Meet was in 1939 when Jack Laughner of Wilson, Long Beach had won with 44-8 1/2. Tim Curran of Crespi vaulted 16-2 3/4 to add 2 3/4" to the Meet record set by Steve Smith in 1969. The final record to be broken was in the shot put where Jim Neidhart of Newport Harbor threw 67-3 1/4. He broke Mark Stevens' record by one inch. 440 Relay Wilson, SF 41.0 (old 41.1, El Cerrito, 1971) Shot Put Jim Neidhart (Newport Harbor) 67-3 1/4 (old 67-2 1/4, Stevens, 1971) Pole Vault Tim Curran (Crespi, Encino) 16-2 3/4 (old 16-0, Smith, 1969) High Hurdles Tom Andrews (West, Bakersfield) 13.6 (ties old, Jackson, 1971 and Jones, 1972) Triple Jump Willie Banks (Oceanside) 49-1 (not contested as a scoring event since 1939) HIGHLIGHTS For the first time since 1968 there was no double winner. Clancy Edwards of Santa Ana came close as he won the 220 in 21.2 and finished second in the 100 in a photo finish. Elijah Jefferson, a sophomore from Crawford of San Diego, won the 100 with Edwards 2nd and Ray Clark of Ells, Richmond 3rd. All three were timed in a wind-aided 9.6. Millard Hampton of Silver Creek took second in the 220 at 21.5 and fifth in the 100 in 9.7 Mike Shavers of Albany (1st in the 220 and 2nd in the 100 in 1972) went unplaced in the 100 final and failed even to qualify for the finals of the 220. Mike Farmer, 3rd in the 100 last year, did not place in the finals. Randall Jeffrey of Los Angeles won the low hurdles in 18.4 and placed third in the highs at 13.8. Mike Johnson of Pasadena won the highs in a wind-aided 13.6, with Carl Florant of Palo Alto second at 13.7. Runnerup in the lows was Fred Shaw of Muir in 18.7. Ron Whitaker of Wilson, SF won the 440 with a fine 47.0 Second place, far back, was Tom Andrews of West, Bakersfield in 48.3 Andrews also took 5th in the highs at 14.0. Randy Lopez of Alhambra won the 880 in 1:52.4, the slowest winning time since 1961. The mile was run as originally planned in the afternoon, and Alvin Gilmore of Lompoc won an exciting race in 4:11.4. Steve Crowley of Gunn, Palo Alto just nipped Bob O'Brien of Bellfower for second with both timed in 4:11.9. Terry Williams easily won the two mile in 8:54.8. Second place went to Dave Taylor of Merced in 9:00.2. Steve Martin of Davis, Modesto was third at 9:02.1 with last year's winner, Curtis Beck of Santa Monica, fourth at 9:02.8. Jim Neidhart of Newport Harbor won the record shot put at 67-3 1/4. Second was Dave Doupe of Inglewood at 65-11 1/2 and third was Lonnie Shelton of Foothill, Bakersfield at 65-2. Shelton also won the discus with a fine throw of 195-5. Ray Burton of Vacaville was second at 188-10. Jerry Herndon of Cajon won the long jump with a wind-aided leap of 25-4 1/2. Second was Ted Hammond of Compton with a windy 25-4 1/4! Tim Curran of Crespi won the pole vault at 16-2 3/4, 20 3/4" above the 14-6 of second place Scott Turner of Del Mar, San Jose. Randy Turner of Wilson, SF won the high jump at 6-6. Wilson, SF also won the 440 relay final in 41.5 with Edison, Fresno second at 41.6. The mile relay went to Cordova in 3:17.4. Muir took second in 3:18.0. TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (Meet scored 6-4-3-2-1) Wilson of San Francisco won the team championship with 20 points. They were led by Ron Whitaker who won the 440 and ran on the 440 and mile relay teams which finished first and fourth. Wilson's team victory marked the second straight by a Northern team and the third in the last four years. Lompoc with victories in the mile and two mile finished second with 12 points. Los Angeles behind Randall Jeffery and his 9 points took third at 11. Santa Ana finished 4th with Clancy Edwards scoring all 10 points and 5th went to Foothill of Bakersfiled with Lonnie Shelton scoring all 9 points. Wilson, SF 20 pts. 6-1st in 440 relay 2-4th in mile relay 6-Whitaker, 1st in 440 6-Turner, 1st in HJ Lompoc 12 6-Gilmore, 1st in Mile 6-Williams, 1st in Two Mile Los Angeles 11 9-Jeffery, 1st in HH, 3rd in HH 2-Mosby, 4th in LH Track & Field News, Yearly Top Marks List (.JPG) xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

1974 - MEMORIAL STADIUM, BAKERSFIELD; FIR-SAT, MAY 31-JUNE 1

The 56th State Meet was a twilight affair to escape Bakersfield's hot afternoon temperatures. This Meet marked the first one in which girls' competition was included. A big influence of this addition would be to increase the possibility of competitors doubling or triping, since there would be more time between events. Rich Kimball of DeLaSalle, National leader this year in the mile (4:02.4) and two mile (8:51.0), was going to be the first to take advantage of the additional time. He would attempt an unprecedented double in the mile and two mile. The starting times in the finals were an hour and twenty minutes apart. Two defending champs were returning-Willie Banks of Oceanside in the triple jump and Elijah Jefferson of Crawford, SD in the 100. Three second-place finishers back from 1973 were Fred Shaw of Muir in the low hurdles, Ray Burton of Vacaville in the discus, and Millard Hampton of Silver Creek, SJ in the 220. A number of records appeared in jeopardy as Meet marks had been exceeded by Kimball in the mile and two mile, Mark Wilson of Monte Vista, Dancille in the high jump (7-1 3/4), Ray Burton in the discus (201-6), Mike Tully of Millikan, LB in the pole vault (16-4), and Willie Banks in the triple jump (50-10 1/4). Wilson of SF and Muir of Pasadena were the leading pre-Meet contenders for the team title. STATE MEET RECORDS Most records survived the onslaught, but two Meet marks were set and one tied. Rich Kimball of DeLaSalle smashed the two mile Meet record of 8:52.3 by running 8:46.5. The previous record was set in 1972 by Curtis Beck of Santa Monica. Willie Banks of Oceanside leaped 50-9 in the triple jump prelims to break the record of 49-1 he set last year. Finally, in his heat Elijah Jefferson of Crawford, SD tied the 100 yard dash record of 9.4 set in 1967 by Mel Gray of Montgomery. Two Mile Rich Kimball (DeLaSalle, Concord) 8:46.5 (old 8:52.3, Beck, 1972) Triple Jump Willie Banks (Oceanside) 50-9 (old 49-1, Banks, 1973) 100 Elijah Jefferson (Crawford, SD) 9.4 (ties old, Gray, 1967) HIGHLIGHTS Rich Kimball of DeLaSalle and Fred Shaw of Muir came up with outstanding performances. Kimball, running with a heavily taped ankle, accomplished the amazing feat of winning both the mile and two mile races. He not only became the first performer in the Meet's history to win both races but the first with the courage to even attempt it. His two mile victory came first. His time of 8:46.5 broke the Meet record by 5.8 seconds! About an hour and fifteen minutes after finishing the two mile, he won the mile in 4:06.6. The mile was an exciting race as Kimball just held off Sunny Hill's Andy Clifford who took second in 4:06.7. Third went to Ray Wicksell of West Covina in 4:08.2, fourth to Ralph Serna of Loara in 4:09.2, and fifth to Tom Colley of San Gorgonio in 4:09.5! Second place in the two mile was won by Eric Hulst, a sophomore from Laguna Beach, who ran 8:50.5 to also break the old Meet mark. Fred Shaw of Muir was also a double winner as he won the high hurdles in 13.7 and the lows around a curve in 18.9. Rich Graybehl of Las Lomas was a close second in the lows, running 18.9 also. Junior Dedy Cooper of Ells, Richmond took second in the highs in 13.8 and also placed second in the 440 (48.2) behind winner Rod Connors of Cordova who ran 47.7. Elijah Jefferson of Crawford successfully defended his 100 crown by winning the final in 9.8. Michael Simmons of Carson, LA took second in 9.9. Joel Andrews of West, Bakersfield (who finished 5th in the 440) took third in 9.9 and fourth went to Millard Hampton of Silver Creek, SJ in 10.0. Hampton won the 220 in 21.1 with Simmons second again in 21.3. John Musich of Burbank easily won the 880 in 1:51.0. Second place went to Steve Scott of Upland in 1:52.4. Ray Burton of Vacaville won the discus with a toss of 193-0. Mark McNaughton of Hoover, Fresno threw 190-2 for second place. Dave Kurrasch of Santa Ana won the shot put at 63-10 1/2. Willie Banks of Oceanside repeated in the triple jump by leaping 50-7, 2" shy of the Meet record he sat in the prelims. James Lofton of Washington, LA won the long jump in extremely close competition. Only 4 1/4 inches separated the top six jumpers. Lofton's winning jump was 24-3 1/2. Second was Bobby Jones of Gardena (24-1 1/4), third Gordon Kurz of Santa Clara, Oxnard (24-1), and fourth Kevin Cole of Gardena (24-1/2). Charles Hatch of Wilson, SF won the high jump at 7-0. Mark Wilson of Monte Vista, Danville and Mark Ridge of Merced were 2nd and 3rd at 6-10. Jim Knaub of Lakewoon won the pole vault at 15-6 with Mike Tully of Millikan, LB second at the same height. Kennedy of Richmond won the 440 relay in 41.4, with Gardena second in 41.5. Second place in the mile went to Long Beach Poly at 3:16.8, well behing Muir's winning time of 3:13.8 Muir's time was the second fastest ever run in the mile relay in the State Meet, only 6/10 off Castlemont's Meet record of 3:13.2. The Muir team consisted of Wayne Herron (49.8), Alan Sheats (48.1), Fred Shaw (47.7), and Pete Austin (48.2). TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (Meet scored 6-4-3-2-1) Muir won the team title with 23 points. Fred Shaw was their leading scorer with 12. Wilson of SF, last year's team winner, took second with 14 points. DeLaSalle with Rich Kimball scoring all 12 points finished third. Kennedy of Richmond and Gardena followed with 10 each. Muir, Pasadena 23 pts. 6-1st in mile relay 2-4th in 440 relay 12-Shaw, 1st in HH, 1st in LH 3-Austin, 3rd in LH Wilson, SF 14 3-3rd in 440 relay 6-Hatch, 1st in HJ 5-Kirtman, 3rd in HH, 4th in LH DeLaSalle, Concord 12 12-Kimball, 1st in Mile, 1st in Two Mile

GIRLS' MEET

The 56th State Meet marked the debut of girls in the track and field competition. Appropriately, the first running event on Saturday evening was the girls' 80 yard hurdles. Qualifying only the winner from each of the 10 sections in the State for the Meet, the girls had not yet reached equality with the boys. Thus there was no need for heats and girls did not participate on Friday. Since the Meet was last held in Bakersfield in 1965, the Memorial Stadium track had been changed from crushed brick to Tartan. The warm weather and excellent facilities made it a great place for fast times, and 11,000 fans turned out Saturday for the finals. STATE MEET RECORDS Since this was the fist State Meet for girls, all of the winners established records. The fantastic thing was that seven of them were National records! 440 Veronica Venezia (Terra Linda) 56.4 (Nat'l) 880 Kathy Costello (Pleasant Hill) 2:10.4 (Nat'l) Mile Jill Caldwell (Westminster) 5:02.2 (Nat'l) 440 Relay Berkeley 47.5 (Nat'l) 880 Medley Relay Berkeley 1:46.4 (Nat'l) High Jump Pam Blackburn (Cubberley, Palo Alto) 5-8 (Nat'l) Long Jump Jodi Anderson (Washington, LA) 19-7 (Nat'l) 100 Janice Wiser (La Jolla) 10.8 220 Janice Wiser (La Jolla) 24.2 80-Yard Hurdles Yvonne Boone (Freemont, Oakland) 11.1 Shot Put Kathy Devine (Mission Bay, SD) 47-4 1/2 HIGHLIGHTS The girls shattered the "National Division for Girls' and Women's Sports" records with seven new marks in the eleven events. Marie Nickson of Berkeley led her 440 and 880 Medley relay teams to two National records of 47.5 and 1:46.4. The 440 relay team consisted of Sharon White, Annette Robinson, Marie Nickson, and Terri Knight while the medley team was Annetee Robinson, Sharon White, Shirley Parker, and Marie Nickson. Other National records were set by Pam Blackburn of Cubberley in the high jump at 5-8, Kathy Costello of Pleasant Hill in the 880 at 2:10.4, Veronica Venezia of Terra Linda in the 440 at 56.4, Jill Caldwell of Westminster in the mile at 5:02.2, and Jodi Anderson, a sophomore at Washington, LA, who won the long jump at 19-7. Janice Wiser of La Jolla was the only double winner, taking the 100 in 10.8 and the 220 over Nickson in 24.2. TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (Girls' Meet scored 5-3-2-1) Berkeley won the first girls' State Meet championship by scoring 13 points. The key to their triumph was the two relays. Three of the girls were on both relay teams, including Sharon White, the coach's daughter. Berkeley was coached by Willie White, who led Jefferson of Los Angeles to the State Meet crown in 1956. Janice Wiser gave La Jolla second place with 10 points and Jodi Anderson paced Washington, LA to third place at 9 points. There were six teams tied for fourth place with 5 points each: Cubberley of Palo Alto, Fremont of Oakland, Mission Bay of SD, Pleasant Hill, Terra Linda, and Westminster. Each of these teams had one first place. Berkeley 13 pts. 5-1st in 440 relay 5-1st in 880 medley relay 3-Nickson, 2nd in 220 La Jolla 10 10-Wiser, 1st in 100, 1st in 220 Washington, LA 9 3-2nd in 880 medley relay 5-Anderson, 1st in LJ 1-Price, 4th in 220 Calif State Meet Results Track & Field News, Yearly Top Marks List (.JPG) xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

1975 - BALBOA STADIUM, SAN DIEGO; FRI-SAT, JUNE 6-7

The 57th State Meet was held in San Diego, the hometown of two-time defending 100 champ Elijah Jefferson of Crawford. Jefferson was on the cover of the Meet program, and had the chance to become the first athlete in the Meet's history to capture three 100 yard dash titles in a row. Hubie Watson of Jordan, LA had a similar opportunity in 1960 but he placed 3rd with a hurt knee. Another defending champ entered was Dave Kurrasch of Newport Harbor in the shot put. Kurrasch had attended Santa Ana in 1974. Four second-place finishers from 1974 were also returning. These were Dedy Cooper of Harry Ells, Richmond in both the high hurdles and 440, Eric Hulst of Laguna Beach in the two mile, and Dan Jackson of Oakland in the triple jump. Rich Kimball's successful mile-two mile double in last year's Meet caused several others to attempt to duplicate his feat. Notable among these were Ralph Serna of Loara, Thom Hunt of Patrick Henry, SD, and Ajim Baksh of Hollywood. Newport Harbor and Ells of Richmond were the pre-Meet choices for the team title. Newport Harbor was led by Kurrasch and quarter-miler Brian Theriot. Ells was led by Dedy Cooper who would be competing in the high hurdles, low hurdles, 440 relay, and mile relay. Two changes were made in the Meet. The first was the lengthening of the low hurdle race from 180 to 330 yards (they had gone from 220 to 180 in 1947). The second was a change in format where only two heats of the mile were held with the top four and the fastest fifth qualifying for the finals. Since 1964 there had been three heats of the mile with three from each to the final. STATE MEET RECORDS Robert Gaines & Dedy Cooper Dedy Cooper of Ells, Richmond ran the high hurdles in 13.2 in a heat to tie the existing National record, established earlier this year by Mike Roberson of Winter Park, Florida. Cooper's time demolished the existing Meet record of 13.6 held jointly by three previous competitors. In Cooper's heat, John Peterson of Saddleback finished 2nd in 13.5. In the next heat Robert Gaines of Kennedy, Richmond won in 13.5. The final promised to be a dream. Cooper also established a Meet record in the 330 low hurdles by running 36.2 in the prelims. Eric Hulst of Laguna Beach ran the two mile in 8:44.9 to break the old record of 8:46.5 set last year by Rich Kimball. Elijah Jefferson of Crawford, SD tied the Meet record of 9.4 in the 1st heat of the 100, Joel Andrews of West, Bakersfield did it again in the 2nd heat, and Kevin Williams of San Fernando ran another 9.4 in the finals. High Hurdles Dedy Cooper (Ells, Richmond) 13.2 (=Nat'l) (old 13.6, Jackson, 1971; Jones, 1972; T. Andrews, 1973) 330 Low Hurdles Dedy Cooper (Ells, Richmond) 36.2 (new event) Two Mile Eric Hulst (Laguna Beach) 8:44.9 (old 8:46.5, Kimball, 1974) 100 Elijah Jefferson (Crawford, SD) 9.4 (ties old, Gray, 1967 and Jefferson, 1974) 100 Joel Andrews (West, Bakersfield) 9.4 (ties old, Gray, 1967 and Jefferson, 1974, 1975) 100 Kevin Williams (San Fernando) 9.4 (ties old, Gray, 1967; Jefferson, 1974, 1975; J. Andrews, 1975) HIGHLIGHTS Dedy Cooper of Ells was the busiest and most versatile athlete in the Meet. Cooper won the low hurdles in 36.5 although tripping on the last hurdle, finished second in the high hurdles in 13.3, and anchored the Ells' 440 and mile relay teams to victories in 41.2 and 3:15.7. Cooper had a poor start in the highs and suffered his first loss of the year in that event. Winner Robert Gaines of Kennedy, Richmond and third place finisher John Peterson of Saddleback were also timed in 13.3. Fourth place went to Wilbur Gregory of Mission Viejo who ran 13.6, the old Meet record! Second place in the lows was won by Otis Hunter of Pasadena in 36.7. Kevin Williams of San Fernando won the 100 in 9.4 and thus deprived Elijah Jefferson of winning his third straight 100. Jefferson was second in 9.5. Ricky Jackson of Pasadena finished third, also timed in 9.5, and Joel Andrews of West, Bakersfield took fourth in 9.6. William Mullins of Hamilton, LA won the 220 in 21.2 with Joel Andrews second in the same time. Lew McGlothin of Compton and Kevin Williams were 3rd and 4th at 21.3. Jefferson finished fifth in 21.4. John Ware of Sacramento won the 440 in 47.2, with Brian Theriot of Newport Harbor second at 47.6. The 880 was won by Conrad Suhr of Leigh, SJ in 1:51.0. Dan Aldridge of Petaluma finished second in 1:51.5. John Johnson of Skyline, Oakland won the mile in 4:09.5, with Jim Arriola of Gahr, Cerritos second in 4:10.1. Eric Hulst of Laguna Beach and Ralph Serna of Loara engaged in an exciting battle in the two mile with Hulst winning in 8:44.9. Serna's second place time of 8:45.9 was also better than the old Meet record. Third went to Roy Kissin of San Ramon in 8:56.2. None of the athletes attempting the mile-two mile double came close to being successful. Serna took second in the two mile, which was run first, and finished 9th in the mile at 4:22.6. Ajim Baksh of Hollywood dropped out of the two mile after five laps and then finished sixth in the mile at 4:17.3. Thom Hunt of Henry, SD finished 19th in the two mile at 9:30.2 (conserving himself!) and then took fifth in the mile in 4:11.2. Second place in the relays behind Ells' 41.2 and 3:15.7 went to Pasadena in 41.4 and Newport Harbor in 3:16.7. Cooper's anchoring leg for Ells was 46.2! Johnny Washington of Fremont, LA won the high jump at 7-0 with Coart Owens of Castlemont, Oakland second, John Lane of American, Fremont third, and Kirk Collins of Montgomery fourth, all clearing 6-10. Paul Wilson of Fontana won the long jump at 24-8 1/4, followed by Marcus Jennings of Ontario at 23-11 3/4. Mike Dobbins of Merced won the triple jump with a leap of 49-3. Dan Jackson of Oakland, second last year, was second again at 49-2. Third went to Myrt Easley of Woodside at 49-1. Villa Park's duo of Keith Schimmel and Tim Vahlstrom finished 1-2 in the pole vault as both cleared 15-6. Dave Kurrasch of Newport Harbor was a repeat winner in the shot put with a toss of 65-9 1/2. Dave Laut of Santa Clara, Oxnard was 1/2 inch back. Mike Alberg of Lodi won the discus at 171-11, the shortest winning distance since the discus was reinstated in 1959. TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (Meet scored 6-4-3-2-1) Ells of Richmond led by Dedy Cooper and his 10 points won the team title with 22 points. Newport Harbor behind Kurrasch and Theriot took second with 14. Pasadena was third with 11 and Villa Park fourth with their 10 points from the pole vault. Skyline of Oakland finished fifth with 9. Ells, Richmond 22 pts. 6-1st in 440 relay 6-1st in mile relay 10-Cooper, 1st in LH, 2nd in HH Newport Harbor 14 4-2nd in mile relay 6-Kurrasch, 1st in SP 4-Theriot, 2nd in 440 Pasadena 11 3-3rd in 440 relay 4-Hunter, 2nd in LH 3-Jackson, 3rd in 100 1-Smith, 5th in 440

GIRLS' MEET

This was the second State Meet in which girls participated, but this time the girls qualified 27 participants for each event as did the boys. Several defending champions were on hand including Jodi Anderson (Washington, LA) in the long jump, Kathy Devine (Mission Bay, SD) in the shot put, Pam Blackburn (Cubberley, Palo Alto) in the high jump, Yvonne Boone (Fremont, Oakland) in the 80 yard hurdles, and Kathy Costello (Pleasant Hill) in the 880. A crowd of 15,800 was on hand for the finals. STATE MEET RECORDS New Meet records were set in almost every event, and five of the records were new National marks. Kathy Costello (Pleasant Hill) set two National records in winning the 880 in 2:09.2 and the mile in 4:53.5. Her margins of victory were astounding. Second in the 880 was Alice Trumbly of Coalinga at 2:12.1, while Pam Allen of Lassen was 2nd in the mile at 5:00.3. Jodi Anderson (Washington, LA) tied the 440 record in her heat and then set a National record of 55.3 in the final. She also anchored her team (Katherine Price, Lynn Jones, Cheryl Ford, and Anderson) to a National record of 1:44.5 in the 880 medley relay, in addition to defending her long jump crown with a fine 19-6 1/2. The first five placers in the 440 all broke the old record of 56.4! Yvonne Boone (Fremont, Oakland) smashed the old National record of 10.9 for the 80 yard hurdles by 8/10 in the heats, and came back to tie her new mark in the finals. Marie Nickson (Berkeley) tied the 100 record in her heat, only to lose her record in the next heat when Sandra Howard (Manual Arts, LA) ran 10.6. Howard won the final in 10.7, beating Pam Waters of Bell (10.9). Marie Nickson also lowered the 220 record to 24.1 in her heat. However she could place no higher than third in the final at 24.5, losing to Pam Waters at 24.4 Kathy Devine (Mission Bay, SD) upped her own shot put record to 49-1 in the trials. However, she severely twisted her ankle and was only able to throw 42-3 3/4 in the finals, which was still good enough for first place. Kim Maddox (Los Angeles) tied Pam Blackburn's State high jump record of 5-8. 440 Jodi Anderson (Washington, LA) 55.3 (Nat'l) (old 56.4, Venezia, 1974 and Anderson, 1975) 880 Kathy Costello (Pleasant Hill) 2:09.2 (Nat'l) (old 2:10.4, Costello, 1974) Mile Kathy Costello (Pleasant Hill) 4:53.5 (Nat'l) (old, 5:02.2, Caldwell, 1974) 80-Yard Hurdles Yvonne Boone (Fremont, Oakland) 10.1 (Nat'l) (old 11.1, Boone, 1974) 880 Medley Relay Berkeley 1:46.1 (old 1:46.4, Berkeley, 1974) 880 Medley Relay Washington, LA 1:44.5 (Nat'l) (old 1:46.1, Berkeley, 1975) 100 Marie Nickson (Berkeley) 10.8 (ties old, Wiser, 1974) 100 Sandra Howard (Manual Arts, LA) 10.6 (old 10.8, Wiser, 1974 and Nickson, 1975) 220 Marie Nickson (Berkeley) 24.1 (old 24.2, Wiser, 1974) Shot Put Kathy Devine (Mission Bay, SD) 49.1 (old 47-4 1/2, Devine, 1974) High Jump Kim Maddox (Los Angeles) 5-8 (ties old, Blackburn, 1974) HIGHLIGHTS Pam Blackburn (Cubberley, Palo Alto) was on hand to defend her high jump title, but failed to clear the qualifying height Friday and didn't make the finals. However, she made the long jump finals and got some consolation by placing 3rd there at 18-1 behind Jodi Anderson. The 440 relay was won by the Muir team of Andrea Tillman, Alice Brown, Regina Jordan, and Gwen Jordan in a fine 48.0. Second at 48.3 was Washington, LA. This second year of the State Meet for girls witnessed an impressive improvement both in quality and quantity of performances. The Meet will probably continue to get better as more and more girls become interested in track and field. TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (Girls' Meet scored 5-4-3-2-1) Jodi Anderson's 13 points led Washington, LA to the team championship with 22. Kathy Costello brought Pleasant Hill into a tie for second with Fremont, LA, both with 10 points. Muir of Pasadena and Bell tied for fourth place with 9 points each. Washington, LA 22 pts. 5-1st in 880 medley relay 4-2nd in 440 relay 13-Anderson, 1st in 440, 1st in LJ 3rd in 80-yard hurdles Fremont, LA 10 4-2nd in 880 medley relay 3-3rd in 440 relay 2-Lair, 4th in 440 1-Mitchell, 5th in 220 Pleasant Hill 10 10-Costello, 1st in 880, 1st in Mile Calif State Meet Results Track & Field News, Yearly Top Marks List (.JPG) xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

1976 - EDWARDS STADIUM, BERKELEY; FRI-SAT, JUNE 4-5

The 58th State Meet was highlighted by the return of four first-place winners from 1975. Back to defend their titles were Kevin Williams of San Fernando in the 100, Billy Mullins of Hamilton, LA in the 220, Eric Hulst of Laguna Beach in the two mile, and Paul Wilson of Fontana in the long jump. Other notable returnees included Jim Arriola of Gahr, Cerritos, runnerup in the mile, John Lane of American, Fremont, third in the high jump, and Thom Hunt of Patrick Henry, SD, fifth in the mile. At least five new Meet records seemed possible as existing marks had been exceeded by Hulst in the two mile (8:44.6), Hunt in the mile (4:02.7 indoors), Tom Hintnaus of Aviation, Redondo Beach in the pole vault (16-4 1/2), John McKenzie of Hart, Newhall in the shot put (67-9), and Charles White of San Fernando in the low hurdles (36.0). Hamilton of LA and San Fernando were the pre-Meet choices for the team title with each expected to score about 18 points. STATE MEET RECORDS High Winds and Berkeley's "slow" dirt track kept all of the Meet records intact except one. Steve Montgomery of Lassen in Susanville threw the shot 68-0 to break Jim Neidhart's three-year-old record of 67-3 1/4. Montgomery became only the second idividual from the Northern Section to ever hold a State Meet record. Morton Kaer of Red Bluff way back in 1923 was the first. Shot Put Steve Montgomery (Lassen, Susanville) 68-0 HIGHLIGHTS Only two of the four defending champs were able to repeat, Eric Hulst of Laguna Beach in the two mile and Billy Mullins of Hamilton, LA in the 220. Hulst, the Meet record holder in the two mile, won his specialty in a slow (for him) 8:57.3 to become the third performer in the Meet's history to win back-to-back two mile titles, joining Ralph Gamez (1965-66) and Ruben Chappins (1968-69). Second place went to Kevin McConnell of Edison, Huntington Beach in 9:00.5, with Mark Spillsbury of Foothill, Santa Ana third in 9:01.6. Mullins was the Meet's only double winner as he won the 100 and 220 by running 10.0 and 21.6 into a 7.5 mph wind each time. Defending 100 champ Kevin Williams of San Fernando was disqualified in the final for two false starts! Tuquail Willis of Mission, SF was second in the 100 and Hildria Newell of Chula Vista third, both timed in 10.1. Second in the 220 went to Dupree Branch of Barstow in 21.8. Derald Harris of Pittsburg won the 440 in 47.6 with Donn Thompson of Gahr, Cerritos second at 47.9. Third went to Henry Williams of Carson, LA in 48.6. Kieth Taylor of Piedmont Hills, SJ had the fastest heat time of 47.9 but was disqualified for running out of his lane in that heat. The 880 produced the day's closest race as Carlmont's Wyatt Bishop (1:54.4) edged Leonard Ledet (1:54.4) of Washington, LA and Dave Emery (1:54.5) of Arroyo, San Lorenzo. The mile finish was almost as close as Gahr's Jim Arriola narrowly nipped Paul Neveu of Grossmont, SD with both timed in 4:14.6. Don Moses of Crescenta Valley was third in 4:17.3. Thom Hunt of Henry, SD, pre-Meet favorite in the mile, had been ill and finished a distant seventh. The high hurdle final was run into an 11 mph wind with Lloyd Jones of Ganesha, Pomona winning in 14.5. Al Sanford of Loyola, LA was 1/10 back in second. Charles White of San Fernando won the lows in 36.7 with Tim Chambers of Santa Monica second at 37.0. Kennedy, Barstow's 440 relay team of Larry Jones, Donnie Hill, Galen Kelley, and Norris Jones easily won that event in 41.4 after running 41.2 in their heat. San Fernando edged Piedmont Hills, SJ for second with both teams clocking 42.0. Pre-Meet favorite Hamilton, LA dropped the baton in the final of the second exchange. Pasadena with a team of Harold Ford, Ivan Cleveland, Joseph Brown, and James Sanford won the mile relay in 3:18.2, the slowest winning time in Meet history. The wind was awful! Banning of LA was second in 3:19.3 and Madera was third in 3:19.4. Hamilton fell apart completely. They and Banning had the fastest time in the State at 3:16.0 but when anchorman Billy Mullins got the baton they were hopelessly behind. Mullins quit some 50 yards shy of the finish line. Steve Montgomery of Lassen, Susanville was the outstanding field event performer. He won the shot put at 68-0 for a Meet record and placed second in the discus at 188-5. Scott Endler of Hoover, Fresno won the discus at 192-10. Rich Johnson of Mayfair, Lakewood was third at 187-6. Second in the shot put went to John McKenzie of Hart with a throw of 64-7 3/4. Only two others exceeded 60 feet. Larry Doubley of Manual Arts, LA won the long jump with a wind-aided leap of 25-3 3/4. Defending champ Paul Wilson of Fontana took second with a windy 24-4 3/4. The strong wind also helped the triple jumpers as the top three exceeded 50 feet. Greg Caldwell of Fremont, LA won with a jump of 51-8 1/2, folloed by Mark Slayton of Merced (50-7 1/4) and Pete Moreno of James Lick, SJ (50-1 1/4). John Lane of American, Fremont won the high jump at 6-11. Second went to Todd Ward of Bakersfield at 6-10. Mitch McCall of Dominguez and Jerry Sanders of Muir, Pasadena also cleared 6-10 to tie for third. Tom Hintnaus of Aviation won the pole vault as expected but his winning height was only 15-2. Second through fifth places all cleared 14-10 with Todd Lovejoy of Del Mar, SJ placing second on fewer misses. TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (Meet scored 6-4-3-2-1) Hamilton and San Fernando had been disappointments. Hamilton dropped the baton in the 440 relay and Kevin Williams of San Fernando had false-started twice in the 100. Still, as the teams lined up for the mile relay, the top scores were Hamilton 12, Kennedy of Barstow 12, San Fernando 10, Gahr 10, and Lassen 10. And only Hamilton and San Fernando had qualified for the mile relay final. San Fernando finished fourth in 3:20.9 and Hamilton did not finish. Therfore, the team title was announced as a three-way tie with Kennedy, Hamilton, and San Fernando sharing the title at 12 points each. A review of the films the following week moved Norris Jones of Kennedy from third to fourth in the 100 and thereby reduced Kennedy's total to 11 points and third place. Lassen of Susanville, with Steve Montgomery scoring all points, and Gahr of Cerritos behind Arriola and Thompson finished with 10 points each and shared fourth and fifth places. Hoover of Fresno was next with 8. San Fernando 12 pts. 4-2nd in 440 relay 2-4th in mile relay 6-White, 1st in LH Hamilton, LA 12 12-Mullins, 1st in 100, 1st in 220 Kennedy, Barstow 11 6-1st in 440 relay 5-Jones, 3rd in 220, 4th in 100

GIRLS' MEET

Once again the girls sent 27 qualifiers in each event to the State Meet, but some of the events were changed from last year. The mile relay replaced the 880 yard medley relay and the discus was added as a new event. Jodi Anderson of Washington, LA and Pam Blackburn of Cubberley, Palo Alto were on hand for their 3rd Meet. Anderson held the Meet record in both the 440 and long jump and Blackburn was co-holder of the high jump record. Also returning were Pam Waters of Bell, who won the 220 and was second in the 100 last year, and Kim Maddox of Los Angeles, co-holder of the high jump record. The other records were due to new events. Fremont, LA won the inital mile relay in 3:55.9, easily beating Arcadia (3:57.0) and Berkeley (3:59.1). The Fremont team consisted of Adrienne Lair (57.9), Rebecca Trotter (61.2), Glenda Beshears (60.6), and Robbie Mitchell (56.2). Kathy Middleton of Poway established the discus record at 134-5, beating Susan Springer of Salinas who was 2nd at 132-11. Jodi Anderson jumped 20-0 1/4 in the long jump to win the event for the third straight year and would have bettered her Meet record except the wind was over the allowable. 440 Marquita Belk (Silver Creek, SJ) 55.2 (old 55.3, Anderson, 1975) High Jump Kari Gosswiller (Upland) 5-10 (old 5-8, Blackburn, 1974 and Maddox, 1975) Mile Relay Fremont, LA 3:55.9 (new event) Discus Kathy Middleton (Poway) 134-5 (new event) HIGHLIGHTS Southland athletes won 8 of the 12 events including an excellent sprint double by Pam Waters of Bell. She won the 100 in 11.0 against an 8 mph wind and the 220 in 24.8 against a 13 mph wind. Freida Cobbs of Berkeley was second in both at 11.0 and 24.9. Alice Trumbly of Coalinga won the 880 in 2:13.3 after finishing 2nd last year. Close behind was Suzie Meek of Palos Verdes in 2:13.7. The mile was won by Linda Broderick of Tamalpais, Mill Valley in 4:56.8. She was the only girl to break 5 minutes. The 80 yard hurdle final was won by Tuti Lee of Merced in 10.7 over Kris Costello of Lynbrook who ran 10.8. For the second straight year, Muir won the 440 relay, this time at 47.6 beating Centennial of Compton and their 47.8. The Muir team was made up of Regina Jordan, Lissiette Milliner, Gwen Jordan, and Alice Brown. In the shot put Becky Daniel of Newport Harbor was the winner at 42-9 3/4, with Julie Flynn of La Canada second at 41-9 1/2. These marks were way off Kathy Devine's Meet record. TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (Meet scored 6-4-3-2-1) Even though they got no first places, favorite Berkeley got enough seconds and thirds to comfortably win the team title with 20 points. In the history of the State Meet, only once before had a team won the championship outright with no first place points, namely Jordan, LA in 1960. Berkeley was led by Freida Cobbs and her 8 points. Except for a dropped baton in the 440 relay, the Berkeley score might have been even higher. Robbie Mitchell and Adrienne Lair led Fremont, LA to their second straight second place finish at 13 points. Bell was in 3rd at 12 with all points from Pam Waters. Newport Harbor had 8, followed by Centennial of Compton and Washington of LA at 7. Berkeley 20 pts. 3-3rd in mile relay 8-Cobbs, 2nd in 100, 2nd in 220 4-Ross, 2nd in HJ 3-Burgess, 3rd in 80 LH 2-Robinson, 4th in 220 Fremont, LA 13 6-1st in mile relay 4-Mitchell, 2nd in 440 3-Lair, 3rd in 440 Bell 12 12-Waters, 1st in 100, 1st in 220 Calif State Meet Results Track & Field News, Yearly Top Marks List (.JPG) xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

1977 - DRAKE STADIUM, WESTWOOD; FRI-SAT, JUNE 3-4

The 59th State Meet returned to UCLA's Drake Stadium. The last Meet held there (1971) was one of the most exciting ever and had produced seven Meet records! The 1976 Meet was so senior-dominated that the highest placer returning was Blake Fearnside of Del Mar, San Jose who had finished in a tie for the 3rd in the pole vault. Other notable returnees were Kurt Durham of Oakland in the long jump (4th), Tim Holmes of Downey, Modesto in the 2 mile (4th), Andre Phillips of Silver Creek, San Jose in the 330 lows (4th), and Dennis Smith of Santa Monica in the high jump (5th). Much of the pre-Meet publicity centered on two individuals, James Sanford of Pasadena and Ron Williams of Chatsworth, LA. Sanford was going to try the very difficult 220-440 double and anchor both relay teams. Williams was equally ambitious, being entered in the 220, 440, and the 100 also! In the LA section meet on May 28 he won all three events (9.9, 21.1, 47.4), becoming the first in LA history to accomplish this. The race for the team title figured to be a close battle between Fremont of LA, which had more entries (12) than any other school, and Pasadena. Each appeared capable of scoring about 20 points. STATE MEET RECORDS For the first time in the history of the State Meet, electronic timing was employed and took precedence over the back-up hand timing. This fact prevented James Sanford of Pasadena from tieing Mel Gray's 220 record. In the prelims, Sanford ran an electronic 20.80 but was hand-timed in 20.7. However Sanford did tie the Meet record in the 440, winning the final in 46.60 with the fastest electronic time ever run nationally. Dennis Smith of Santa Monica set a Meet record in the high jump, clearing 7-2 to break Dwight Stones' 1971 record set in this same pit. Dokie Williams, a junior from Oceanside, leaped 51-0 1/2 in the triple jump for still another Meet record. His jump broke the old record of 50-9 set in 1974 by Willie Banks, also of Oceanside. High Jump Dennis Smith (Santa Monica) 7-2 (old 7-1 1/2, Stones, 1971) Triple Jump Dokie Williams (Oceanside) 51-0 1/2 (old 50-9, Banks, 1974) 440 James Sanford (Pasadena) 46.60 (ties old, Jones, 1969) HIGHLIGHTS James Sanford of Pasadena was the outstanding performer. He won the 440 in a record-tieing 46.60, placed second in the 220 (21.22), and anchored his team to victory in both the 440 (41.61) and mile (3:13.7) relays. Sanford became the first individual in Meet history to place in both the 440 and 220 in the same Meet. The two finals were only 20 minutes apart! The only double winner was David Russell of Henry, SD, who won the 100 in 9.61 and the 220 in 20.97. Ron Williams of Chatsworth, attempting a triple, managed only a second place to Sanford in the 440 (47.06). He finished 9th in the 100 at 9.92 and 8th in the 220 at 22.47. Williams had run 47.01 in winning his 440 heat by 1.33 seconds, needlessly wasting energy. Ivan Cleveland of Pasadena was second in the 100 at 9.74 and Willie Jackson of Franklin, Stockton was third in the same time. Phillip Johnson of Gardena won the high hurdles in the excellent electronic time of 13.66. No high school hurdler has ever achieved a faster electronic time. Ken Margerum of Fountain Valley was second in 13.78. In the lows, Andre Phillips of Silver Creek, SJ won in 36.43, well ahead of Curtis Perry of Banning, LA who clocked 36.79. Perry also took third in the highs with a time of 14.00. The 880 and mile were won in outstanding times of 1:49.4 and 4:06.9 by Jim Walters of Estancia, Costa Mesa and Mark Stillman of Willow Glen, San Jose. Walters' time was the 3rd fastest 880 in Meet history, being topped only by Richard Joyce's 1:48.8 and Clark Mitchell's 1:49.3 in 1965. Second place went to El Modena's Dave Kingsland in a fine 1:50.0 and 3rd was Mike White of Richmond at 1:51.8. Stillman's mile win was the 5th fastest ever. Mark Fricker, a junior from Hemet, took second in 4:07.9 and Charles Christensen of Edison, Huntington Beach was third at 4:08.5. The 2 mile was won by sophomore Frank Assumma of Eisenhower, Rialto in 8:52.9 and his twin brother, Chuck placed sixth at 9:01.6. Rod Berry of Redwood, Larkspur was second in 8:53.4. Tim Holmes of Downey, 4th last year, went unplaced. Dennis Smith of Santa Monica won the high jump with his 7-2 record, followed by Bill Hice of Oakland at 7-0. There was a 3-way tie for 3rd at 6-10. Kurt Durham, also of Oakland, won the long jump at 25-0 3/4. Close behind in second was sophomore Donnie Butler of Fremont, LA at 24-11 3/4. Dokie Williams of Oceanside won the triple jump by more than 18 inches. His winning jump of 51-0 1/2 easily outdistanced the 49-5 3/4 leap of Cary Tyler of Washington, LA. Kurt Durham, long jump winner, finished fifth at 48-7. Anthony Curran, a junior from Crespi, Encino, won the pole vault at 16-0 but missed three times at 16-3 in attempting to break his brother Tim's record of 16-2 3/4. Second place went to Bill Pierce of Sanger at 15-6, the same height cleared by 3rd place winner Bert Johnson of Gardena. Blake Fearnside of Del Mar, SJ (tie for 3rd last year) cleared 15-2 to finish 6th. The discus was won by David Thompson of Santa Ynez with a toss of 190-0. David Porath, a junior from Atwater, was close behind at 189-7. Craig Polley of Sunny Hills won the shot put by a mere 1/4 inch over Kevin Messenger of Highlands by tossing 62-4 1/4. Pat Graham of Leland, SJ was third at 62-1 1/4. The day's closest race was the 440 relay where the Pasadena team of Ivan Cleveland, David Hill, Corneal Milloy, and James Sanford nipped Gardena 41.61 to 41.63. Fremont of LA was well ahead at the final handoff but faded to 4th in 41.95. Pasadena also won the mile relay as Ivan Cleveland (49.3), Derrick Dancer (49.2), sophomore Mike Sanford (48.9), and James Sanford (46.3) ran 3:13.7. It was the second-fastest time in Meet history. Muir of Pasadena, behind Charles Bowie and his 47.1 anchor, finished second in 3:14.9 with Banning, LA third in 3:15.1. TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (Meet scored 6-4-3-2-1) The close race for the team title never materialized as Pasadena ran away with it by scoring 26 points, exactly twice that of the runnerup team, Gardena. Henry of San Diego with David Russell scoring all 12 points was third. Oakland finished fourth with 11 points and Banning of LA was fifth with 10. Fremont of LA, expected to battle for the team championship, finished a disappointing 6th with 9 points. Pasadena 26 pts. 6-1st in 440 relay 6-1st in mile relay 10-J. Sanford, 1st in 440, 2nd in 220 4-Cleveland, 2nd in 100 Gardena 13 4-2nd in 440 relay 6-P. Johnson, 1st in HH 3-B. Johnson, 3rd in PV Henry, SD 12 12-Russell, 1st in 100, 1st in 220

GIRLS' MEET

Two new events were introduced this year. The 110 yard low hurdles relplaced the 80 yard low hurldes, and the two mile run was added. High jumper Kari Gosswiller (Upland) and quarter miler Marquita Belk (Silver Creek, SJ) were returning to defend their titles. Both had set Meet reocrds last year. Notably absent from the Meet were Alice Trumbly (Coalinga), the defending 880 champion, and Freida Cobbs (Berkeley) who led her team to the championship in 1976. Alice was entered in both the 880 and mile but had to scratch due to a swimming pool accident. Freida had a hamstring injury, which left Berkeley with little chance of defending its crown and made the team race wide open. STATE MEET RECORDS New Meet records were established in 10 of the 13 events and two of them surpassed National marks. Only the 100, high jump, and shot put records survived. Ann Regan of Camden, SJ won the 880 in 2:08.0, breaking the pending National record of 2:08.2 set by Linda Goen of North, Bakersfield. Goen was close behind Regan in this race at 2:08.3. Crawford of San Diego lowered the National record in the 440 relay to 46.14, breaking the listed mark of 46.8 by Trimble, Fort Worth, Texas. The Crawford team consisted of Danita Young, Katie Gaston, Judy Reed, and Jewel Lovelady. Second in the race was Centennial of Compton at 46.42, also bettering the old mark. 440 Relay Crawford, SD 46.9 (heat) (old 47.5, Berkeley, 1974) 440 Relay Crawford, SD 46.14 (Nat'l) (old 46.9, Crawford, SD, 1977) 880 Ann Regan (Camden, SJ) 2:08.0 (Nat'l) (old 2:09.2, Costello, 1975) 220 Kim Robinson (Westchester, LA) 23.97 (old 24.1, Nickson, 1975) 440 Valerie Brisco (Locke, LA) 55.14 (old 55.2, Belk, 1976) Mile Linda Goen (North, Bakersfield) 4:47.8 (old 4:53.5, Costello, 1975) Mile Relay Beverly Hills 3:55.1 (heat 1) (old 3:55.9, Fremont, LA, 1976) Mile Relay Locke, LA 3:54.2 (heat 3) (old 3:55.1, Beverly Hills, 1977) Mile Relay Locke, LA 3:52.1 (old 3:54.2, Locke, LA, 1977) Discus Bonnie Dasse (Costa Mesa) 134-8 (trials) (old 134-5, Middleton, 1976) Discus Karen Stampfli (Lassen, Susanville) 137-8 (old 134-8, Dasse, 1977) Long Jump Lisa Gourdine (El Toro) 19-9 (old 19-7, Anderson, 1974) Two Mile Roxanne Bier (Independence, SJ) 10:39.7 (new event) 110-Yard Hurdles Julia Hayes (Ventura) 14.4 (heat 1) Kris Costello (Lynbrook) 14.1 (heat 2) Lisa Gourdine (El Toro) 14.1 (heat 3) Kris Costello (Lynbrook) 13.97 (new event) HIGHLIGHTS Although Ann Regan (Camden, SJ) and Linda Goen (North, Bakersfield) bumped going around the final turn in the 880, the two sophomores had a stirring stretch run with Ann finally winning by 0.3 seconds. Linda bounced back to win the mile with a new Meet record of 4:47.8. She also anchored her team to third in the mile relay with her 57.0 leg. Second in the mile was junior Vicky Bray of Los Altos in 4:52.8. Freshman Roxanne Bier of Independence, SJ won the first-ever girls' 2 mile in 10:39.7, finishing about 12 yards ahead of Kathy Adams (San Juan, Citrus Heights) and her 10:42.0. Lynbrook's Kris Costello, who placed second in the 80 yards low hurdles last year, had no trouble adjusting to the new longer race. Kris won in 13.97 over Lisa Gourdine (El Toro) who was timed in 14.09. Lisa in turn set a new Meet record in the long jump of 19-9. Less than 3" separated the next three long jumpers. Dorothea Gaffney of Lemoore was 2nd at 19-2 3/4, Kathy Haynes of Madera 3rd at 19-1 34, and Gwen Loud of Lutheran, LA fourth at 19-0. Karen Stampfli (Lassen, Susanville) won the discus final with a Maat record of 137-8. Sophomore Susan Springer of Salinas finished 2nd at 133-11. Bonnie Dasse of Costa Mesa, who set a record in the trials of 134-8, finished 4th in the finals at 130-4. Debra Thorntona of Sacramento won the shot put competition at 43-9 but barely beat out Kendis Warren of San Pedro who finished with 43-5. Bonnie Dasse placed 3rd at 42-4 and Susan Springer was 4th at 41-11. High jump record holder Kari Gosswiller (Upland) won her specialty at 5-9 but could not equal her 1976 record of 5-10. Anne Erpenbeck of Huntington Beach placed second, also clearing 5-9. The two best sprinters were Kim Robinson (Westchester, LA) and Jeanette Bolden (Centennial, Compton). Kim won the 220 with a Meet record of 23.97 and placed 2nd in the 100 at 10.56. Jeanette won the 100 at 10.48 (a Meet record except the wind was over the allowable), placed 4th in the 220 at 24.66, and anchored her 440 relay team to their 2nd place finish. Danita McKinley (Palisades, Pacific Palisades) placed 2nd in the 220 at 24.26. Marquita Belk (Silver Creek, SJ) could manage only a 4th place finish in the 440 with her time of 56.21. She also lost her Meet record as Valarie Brisco of Locke, LA won the race in 55.14, slightly ahead of Arlise Emerson of Westminster and her 55.20. Brisco was also instrumental in helping Locke's mile relay team set a Meet record. The team of Teresa Pearson (58.9), Angie Stokes (60.0), Beverly Johnson (57.0), and Valarie Brisco (56.2) with their 3:52.1 won with ease over Crawford of San Diego (3:53.6) and North of Bakersfield (3:54.4). TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (Meet scored 6-4-3-2-1) Valerie Brisco (Locke, LA) led her team to a narrow victory over Linda Goen's North, Bakersfield and Jeanette Bolden's Centennial, Compton contingents. Their scores were 14, 13, and 12. Crawford of San Diego finished fourth with 11 points followed by El Toro and Westchester with 10 points each. Locke, LA 14 pts. 6-1st in mile relay 2-4th in 440 relay 6-Brisco, 1st in 440 North, Bakersfield 13 3-3rd in mile relay 10-Goen, 1st in mile, 2nd in 880 Centennial, Compton 12 4-2nd in 440 relay 8-Bolden, 1st in 100, 4th in 220 Calif State Meet Results Track & Field News, Yearly Top Marks List (.JPG) xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

1978 - MEMORIAL STADIUM, BAKERSFIELD; FRI-SAT, JUNE 2-3

The 60th State Meet with 17 athletes entered who had collectively scored more than 60 points in the 1977 Meet. Four defending champs were back: Phillip Johnson of Gardena in the high hurdles, Anthony Curran of Crespi in the pole vault, Dokie Williams of El Camino, Oceanside in the triple jump, and Frank Assumma of Eisenhower, Rialto in the 2 mile. Assumma, however, had elected to run the mile this year. Each event, with the exception of the shot put and high jump, had at least one entrant who had placed last year. Leading the way was the pole vault, where defending champ Curran and fourth and fifth placers Scott Foss of Santa Ynez and Greg Ernst of El Dorado were competing. Both Curran (17-4 1/4) and Ernst (16-6) had exceeded the Meet record of 16-2 3/4 earlier in the year. Other notable returnees were Ivan Cleveland of Pasadena in the 100 (2nd), Mark Fricker of Hemet in the mile (2nd), Rod Berry of Redwood, Larkspur in the 2 mile (2nd), Donnie Butler of Fremont, LA in the long jump (2nd), and Dave Porath of Atwater in the discus (2nd). Porath had recently set a National record in the discus of 206-6. Pasadena and Gardena were the pre-Meet favorites for the team title. Each team appeared capable of scoring about 18-20 points. STATE MEET RECORDS Meet records were set in two events and one National record was broken. In the first heat of the mile relay of Friday, Banning of LA broke the state record of 3:13.2 by running a splendid 3:12.8. Devin Lewis anchored with a 46.6. In the finals Banning ran even faster and broke the National record as well. The team of Darryl Davis (49.3), Sam Cesar (48.1), Chris Blaylock (47.4), and Devin Lewis (46.8) ran an impressive 3:11.6 (actual time 3:11.57) to break the record of 3:11.8 held jointly by three teams (Spring Branch Memorial, Houston, Texas, 1967; Killian, Miami, Florida, 1969; and Madison, Houston, Texas, 1976). Anthony Curran of Crespi established a new Meet record of 17-0 1/2 in the pole vault. The previous mark of 16-2 3/4 was set by his brother Tim in 1973. Actually Anthony cleared 17-5 1/4 (1/2" above the National record) on his 3rd attempt, but on this vault he hit the crossbar and it bounced into the air and one end landed on top of the standard some two inches higher than its normal placement. Not knowing if this clearance would be accepted or not, Curran tried three times at 17-7 but was not successful. A subsequent ruling voided the 17-5 1/4 mark for both National and Meet records. Mile Relay Banning, LA 3:12.8 (old 3:13.2, Catlemont, Oakland, 1971) Mile Relay Banning, LA 3:11.6 (Nat'l) (old 3:12.8, Banning, LA, 1978) Pole Vault Anthony Curran (Crespi, Encino) 17-0 1/2 (old 16-2 3/4, Tim Curran, 1973) HIGHLIGHTS In addition to Anthony Curran, the Meet's outstanding performers were Dokie Williams of El Camino, Oceanside, Mikel Sanford of Pasadena, and Dave Porath of Atwater. Each was a double winner. Williams won the triple jump (50-4 1/4) for the second straight year, won the long jump (25-1 1/4), and placed 4th in the 100 (10.01). Sanford won the 100 in 9.85, the 220 in 21.42, and also anchored the Pasadena 440 relay team to a third place finish. Porath was in a class by himself in the weights! He won the shot put by over 4 1/2 feet, throwing 65-10 3/4, and the discus by almost 24 feet, throwing 199-5. Porath became the first shot put-discus double winner since Leon Patterson in 1951. Ken Thomas of Hanford (9.93) and Virgil Torrence of Gardena (21.62) finished second to Sanford. Torrence also took third in the 100 at 9.96. Ivan Cleveland of Pasadena, last year's runner-up in the 100, finished seventh at 10.04. Craig Roberts of Cerritos jumped 49-10 and Mike Bradford of Fairfax, LA 24-8 to finish second to Dokie Williams. Donnie Butler of Fremont, LA, 2nd last year, also jumped 24-8 but was placed third on the basis of second-best jumps. Vince Brown of Mater Dei (61-3 3/4) and Jay Kovar of Burroughs, Ridgecrest (175-11) finished behind Porath. A close third in the shot was Brian Faul of West Covina at 61-3 1/2. Juniors won every running event in the Meet except for the high hurdles! Bill Green of Cubberley, Palo Alto won the 440 in 46.77. Rod Bethany of Fontana was second in 46.93 and Devin Lewis of Banning third in 47.90. The 880 produced one of the most exciting races of the Meet as underclassmen ended 1-2-3. David Mack of Locke, LA won in 1:51.83 over soph Pete Quinonez of Tulare Union (1:51.91) and junior Jeff West of Crenshaw, LA (1:52.04). One of the favorites, Mike White of Richmond, finished fourth in 1:52.51. Paul Medvin of Universty, LA won the mile in 4:08.91. Frank Assumma of Eisenhower, last year's 2 mile champ, was second in 4:09.16. Mark Fricker of Hemet, second last year, was third in 4:10.8. The 2 mile produced the closest finish of the Meet with Rod Berry of Redwood, Larkspur. The two were timed in 8:59.28 and 8:59.33! The favorite, Carlos Carrasco of Mt. Pleasant, SJ, finished a disappointing 19th. In the high hurdles, Milan Stewart of West Covina ran 13.97 to easily best defending champ Phillip Johnson of Gardena (14.22). Johnson lost both his shoe and sock going over the 9th hurlde. Tony Campbell of Banning, LA was third in 14.27. Gary Lee of Long Beach Poly won the low hurdles in 36.58 with Larry Cowling of Sacramento second in 36.87. Anthony Curran's brother, Willie, one of the pre-Meet favorites in the lows, ran 4th in his heat and didn't make the finals. El Cerrito's 440 relay team of leadoff-man Tony Brown plus juniors Bryant Pete, Donald Barrett, and Jerry Gipson won in 41.55, followed by Gardena (41.75), Pasadena (41.76), and Compton (41.78). Banning's mile relay team won in the National record time of 3:11.6. They were pressed by Westchester (3:13.4), Fontana (3:13.7), and LA Fremont (3:14.4). Fremont ran 3:13.6 in the prelims helping to push Banning to their 3:12.8. Brad Harris of Los Alimitos won the high jump with a leap of 6-11. Second through fourth at 6-10 were Delvon Davis of Miraleste, Carsie Fairman of San Pedro, and Reuben Edwards of Terra Linda. Anthony Curran won the pole vault at 17-0 1/2 with Greg Ernst of El Dorado second at 16-3 (also above the old Meet record) and Scott Foss of Santa Ynez third at 15-10. TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (Meet scored 6-4-3-2-1) El Camino, Oceanside was the team winner in one of the closest Meets ever contested. The outcome was not decided until the final feild event, the triple jump, was completed. El Camino finished with 16 points as Dokie Williams scored 14 of them, but it took 2 points from his teammate, Craig Montgomery, to provide the winning margin. Gardena and Pasadena, pre-Meet favorites, finished in a tie for second at 15 points. Banning was fourth with 14 and Atwater with Dave Porath scoring all 12 points was fifth. El Camino, Oceanside 16 pts. 14-Williams, 1st in LJ, 1st in TJ, 4th in 100 2-Montgomery, 4th in TJ Gardena 15 4-2nd in 440 relay 7-Torrance, 2nd in 220, 3rd in 100 4-Johnson, 2nd in HH Pasadena 15 3-3rd in 440 relay 12-Sanford, 1st in 100, 1st in 220 Banning, LA 14 6-1st in mile relay 5-Campbell, 3rd in HH, 4th in LH 3-Lewis, 3rd in 440

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Back to defend their titles were seven girls who had won in the 1977 Meet, including the champion of every running event but the 220. Six of these girls held State Meet records, namely Valerie Brisco of Locke, LA in the 440, Ann Regan of Camden, SJ in the 880, Linda Goen of North, Bakersfield in the mile, Roxanne Bier of Independence, SJ in the 2 mile, Kris Costello of Lynbrook in the low hurldes, and Karen Stampfli of Lassen, Susanville in the discus. Defending her 100 yard dash title was Jeanette Bolden of Centennial, Compton. In addition to the 440, Valerie Brisco was entered in the 100 and 200 and would anchor the Locke mile relay team. This appeared a near-impossible chore. A solid favorite in the 2 mile was Cheri Williams of Livermore. She had recently run 10:09.8, a National record which was more that 20 seconds faster than any other entrant in the meet had run. Berkeley looked unbeatable for the team title. They were led by the speedy duo of Freida Cobbs and freshman Sharon Ware in the sprints and a mile relay team with a best of 3:52.8, fastest in the state so far this year and just off the Meet record of 3:52.1. STATE MEET RECORDS Once again records came tumbling down from all directions. Ten new State Meet records were set and one National record was bettered. Defending champ Ann Regan of Camden,SJ won the 880 in 2:07.93 for the National mark. She won easily over Michelle Bush of Rolling Hills (2:10.46) and Linda Goen of North, Bakersfield (2:10.79). The 440 record was bettered three times. In heat 1 Gwen Gardner of Crenshaw won in 55.01. Her record only lasted until heat 3 when Arlise Emerson of Westminster lowered it to 54.66. In the finals Emerson lowered the record further to 54.3 (a hand-timed mark although all other placers in the final were timed automatically). Gardner was second in the final at 54.94. Former record holder Valarie Brisco of Locke finished fourth at 56.47. Cheri Williams of Livermore put on a spectacular show. She set Meet records in both the mile (4:45.0) and 2 mile (10:17.8) and she won both events easily. Second place in both runs went to Susie Meek of Palos Verdes in 4:49.7 and 10:23.6. Defending champs got 3rd place in each race, Linda Goen (North, Bakersfield) in the mile at 4:52.1 and Roxanne Bier (Independence, SJ) at 10:44.1. Successfully defending her low hurdle crown was Kris Costello of Lynbrook, SJ as she lowered her Meet record to 13.83. In second place at 13.95 was Kim Costello of El Camino, So. San Francisco. In the discus trials Christi Pyle (Hoover, Glendale) obliterated the old record with her throw of 154-6. She won the finals at 149-3 over Sue Springer of Salinas who threw 141-3. The ex-record holder, Karen Stampfli of Lassen, finished 4th at 134-6. Sophomore Sue McNeal of Carlsbad raised the high jump record to 5-10 1/4. Anne Erpenbeck of Huntngton Beach was runner-up for the second year in a row at 5-9. In the final girls' event, Fremont of LA lowered the State record in the mile relay 3:51.3 as they won over Crawford, SD (3:52.0). The Fremont team consisted of Joanna Harper (57.5), Vanessa Frazier (58.5), Brenda Cole (58.6), and Glenda Beshears (56.7). The favorite, Berkeley, didn't make the finals. 880 Ann Regan (Camden, SJ) 2:07.93 (Nat'l) (old 2:08.0, Regan, 1977) 440 Gwen Gardner (Crenshaw, LA) 55.01 (heat 1) (old 55.14, Brisco, 1977) 440 Arlise Emerson (Westminster) 54.66 (heat 3) (old 55.01, Gardner, 1978) 440 Arlise Emerson (Westminster) 54.3 (old 54.66, Emerson, 1978) Mile Cheri Williams (Livermore) 4:45.0 (old 4:47.8, Goen, 1977) Two Mile Cheri Williams (Livermore) 10:17.8 (old 10:39.7, Bier, 1977) Low Hurdles Kris Costello (Lynbrook, SJ) 13.83 (old 13.97, Costello, 1977) Mile Relay Fremont, LA 3:51.3 (old 3:52.1, Locke, LA, 1977) High Jump Sue McNeal (Carlsbad) 5-10 1/4 (old 5-10, Gosswiller, 1976) Discus Christi Pyle (Hoover, Glendale) 154-6 (trials) (old 137-8, Stampfli, 1977) HIGHLIGHTS The sprints belonged to Kelia Bolton of Hill, SJ. She won the 100 in 10.92 and the 220 in 23.99 defeating outstanding fields. In the 100 Alice Brown of Muir, Pasadena was runner-up at 10.96 followed by Pam Marshall of Jordan, Long Beach at 11.00. Defending champ Jeanette Bolden of Centennial was 7th at 11.17. In the 220 Bolton was followed by Pam Marshall at 24.05 and Frieda Cobbs (Berkeley) at 24.15. Sprinter Valerie Brisco of Locke, LA fell far short of her 100-220-440 triple. She ran fifth in the 100 (11.05), fourth in the 440 (56.47), and withdrew from the 220. In the 440 relay, Jordan of LA was the winner at 47.14 closely followed by Hill, SJ (anchored by Bolton) in 47.15. Kerry Zwart of Crescenta Valley was the shot put winner (45-11 1/2) over Rosario Ramos of Anaheim (45-1 3/4) and Sue Springer of Salinas (44-11 1/4). The new long jump champion was Kathy Haynes of Madera at 19-3. She was closely trailed by Carrie McLaughlin of Davis, Modesto at 19-2 and Velma McClain of Pacific, San Bernardino at 19-0 3/4. TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (Meet scored 6-4-3-2-1) Kelia Bolton gave the team title to Hill of San Jose at 16 points with her double sprint win and speedy anchor leg of the 440 relay. In second place at 12 was Livermore with all points scored by Cheri Williams. Fremont of LA and Palos Verdes tied for third at 8. The big surprise was the collapse of the Berkeley team which finished with only 3 points (Freida Cobbs' 3rd place in the 220). They did not make the finals in either relay and Sharon Ware was only able to finish 6th in the 100 (11.13). Hill, SJ 16 pts. 4-2nd in 440 relay 12-Bolton, 1st in 100, 1st in 220 Livermore 12 12-Williams, 1st in mile, 1st in 2 mile Fremont, LA 8 6-1st in mile relay 2-Harper, 4th in LJ Palos Verdes 8 8-Meek, 2nd in mile, 2nd in 2 mile Calif State Meet Results Track & Field News, Yearly Top Marks List (.JPG) xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

1979 - HUGHES STADIUM, SACRAMENTO; FRI-SAT, JUNE 1-2

Returning to Hughes Stadium for the first time 1950, the 61st annual Meet was highlighted by the unprecedented return of seven individual event winners from the 1978 Meet. The winner of every running event except the high hurdles was returning to defend his crown. These included Mike Saford of Pasadena (100 and 220), Bill Green of Cubberley, Palo Alto (440), David Mack of Locke, LA (880), Paul Medvin of University, LA (mile), Jeff Nelson of Burbank (2 mile), and Gary Lee on Long Beach Poly (330 hurdles). The 880 was loaded! In addition to defending champion Mack, the 2nd and 3rd place finishers in 1978, Pete Quinoez (Tulare Union) and Jeff West (Crenshaw, LA), were also entered. Other notable returnees were Roy Mosley of Notre Del Rio, Sacramento (3rd in the 220), Howard Hawkins of Warren, Downey (4th in the 220), and Don Mosebar of Mt. Whitney, Visalia (4th in the shot put). Pasadena, which won in 1977 and tied for second in 1978, was the pre-Meet favorite for the team championship. Locke, LA, led by half miler David Mack and a crack mile relay team, was picked for second. STATE MEET RECORDS Two Meet records were set. Lee Balkin of Glendale jumped 7-3 1/4 to break the high jump record of 7-2 set in 1977 by Dennis Smith of Santa Monica. Balkin was unsuccessful in 3 tries at 7-4. Gary Lee of Long Beach Poly ran the 330 lows in an electronic 36.22, which is consiered superior to the Meet record of 36.2 (hand timed) set by Dedy Cooper of Harry Ells, Richmond in 1975. High Jump Lee Balkin (Glendale) 7-3 1/4 (old 7-2, Smith, 1977) 330 LH Gary Lee (Long Beach Poly) 36.22 (old 36.2 hand timed, Cooper, 1975) HIGHLIGHTS Despite a soft dirt track that steadily deteriorated with use, most of the running events produced outstanding performances. Cubberley's Bill Green (440 winner in 1978) won the 100 at 9.59. Mike Sanford of Pasadena, last year's 100 champ, finished second at 9.66 followed by Ron Brown of Baldwin Park (9.77) and Howard Hawkins of Warren, Downey (9.85). (Green also ran the fastest 440, but was disqualified for running out of his lane. His time of 46.27 would have easily beaten the Meet record of 46.60.) Sanford won the 220 in 21.00 to repeat as champion. Second place at 21.24 was Ray Threatt of Pittsburg. Howard Hawkins finished 3rd at 21.52 and Kipper Bell of Henry, SD finishd 4th in 21.60. Tony Banks of Morse, SD was the beneficiary of Green's disqualification in the 440. He ran 47.28 to claim the victory. Second to fourth were Nathan Williams of Edison, Stockton (47.83), Kevin Hollins of Sacramento (48.44), and Art Nicholson of Menlo Atherton (48.72). The 880 turned out to be a two man race with David Mack of Locke, the defending champ, winning in 1:50.2 over Jeff West of Crenshaw (1:50.5). Third place went to Jim Brennan of El Camino, Oceanside in 1:52.3. Last year's runnerup, Pete Quininez of Tulare Union, finished fourth in 1:53.0. Mack is only the fourth performer in Meet history to win consecutive 880 titles. The last was Don Bowden of Lincoln, SJ in 1953-54. Paul Medvin of University, LA successfully defended his mile title to become the fifth performer to accomplish that feat. His winning time was 4:12.9. Second went to Steve Whitcomb of Helix, SD in 4:14.6 followed by Dennis Arriola of Gahr (4:15.1) and Farron Fields of Granada Hills (4:15.4). Jeff Nelson of Burbank was also successful in defending his title. His two mile time of 8:47.4, the fourth fastest in State Meet history, was especially outstanding considering the poor condition of the track. Second went to Tom Downs of Skyline, Oakland in 8:55.7. Third was Rob Wentworth of Livrmore in 9:00.5. Jim Scannella of San Ramon, Danville won the closest race of the day, the high hurdles, in 13.87. Gary Lee of Long Beach Poly was second in 13.88 and Anthony Evans of South Gate was next in 14.20. Lee (36.22) gained revenge in the low hurdles beating Scannella (37.01) to repeat as champion in record time. Third went to Henry Andrade of Johnson, Sacramento (37.20). Lee Balkin of Glendale won the high jump at 7-3 1/4 for a Meet record. Second and third at 6-11 were Frank Schiefer of Madison, SD and Larry Weaver of Calexico. George Gaffney of Lemoore won the long jump with a leap of 24-1 3/4 followed by Larry Clemons (23-10 1/4) of Foothill, Bakersfield, Scott Bennett (23-2 1/2) of Chaffey, and John Lea (23-1 3/4) of St. Genevieve. Henry Ellard of Hoover, Fresno won the triple jump at 49-2 1/2. Lewis Faison of Banning, LA was second at 48-9 3/4, Freeman Miller of Fremont, LA third at 48-7 1/4, and Charles Mayfield of Muir, Pasadena fourth at 48-1 1/2. The pole vault was won by Clark Eliot of Bellflower at 15-6. Tim McIntyre of Los Alamitos vaulted 15-2 for second. Third though fifth place, all clearing 14-8, were Bruce Letner of Modoc, D.J. Bahl of Awalt, and Mike Worden of Warren. Don Mosebar of Mt. Whitney, Visalia (4th in 1978) won the shot put with a toss of 62-6 3/4. Jim Spillers of Rowland was a close second at 62-4 1/2. Third was John Brenner of Fullerton at 62-1 and fourth Steve Aimonetti of Campbell, SJ at 60-3. Hank Kraychir of San Jacinto won the discus at 179-3 over Ken Mills of University, Irvine (176-3). Third went to Chris Dressel (170-7) of El Dorado, Placentia and fourth to John Brenner (169-10). Pasadena with the team of Tyrone Ervin, Troy Delemar, Melvin Cook, and Mike Sanford won the 440 relay in 41.45. Second place went to Fremont, LA in 41.48 followed by Richmond in 41.89 and Norte Del Rio, Sacramento in 41.95. Locke with the team of Bobby Deary, Gary Kelly, Archie Carter, and David Mack easily won the mile relay in 3:14.1. Richmond was a distant second in 3:17.6. Cubberley finished third in 3:17.7, with Dorsey, LA fourth in 3:18.0. TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (Meet scored 6-4-3-2-1) Pasadena, the pre-Meet favorite, won the team title with 16 points. Mike Sanford played a role in all 16, personally accounting for 10 points in the sprints and anchoring the victorious 440 relay. Locke was second with 12 points. San Ramon (Scannella) and Long Beach Poly (Lee) finished with 10 points each. Cubberley was fifth with 9; except for Bill Green's disqualification in the 440, they would have ended second with 15. Pasadena 16 pts 6-1st in 440 relay 10-Sanford, 1st in 220, 2nd in 100 Locke, LA 12 6-1st in mile relay 6-Mack, 1st in 880 San Ramon, Danville 10 10-Scannella, 1st in HH, 2nd in LH Long Beach Poly 10 10-Lee, 1st in LH, 2nd in HH

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Two State Meet record holders were on hand to defend their titles, namely two-time 880 winner Ann Regan of Camden, SJ and high jump champion Sue McNeal of Carlsbad. In addition two 1977 champions were returning, mile winner Linda Goen of North, Bakersfield and two mile winner Roxanne Bier of Independence, SJ. Other quality returnees were 1978 2nd place finishers Sue Springer of Salinas (discus), Carrie McLaughlin of Davis, Modesto (long jump), and Rosario Ramos of Anaheim (shot put). A lot of pre-Meet excitement centered on the fantastic mile relay team of San Gorgonio, San Bernardino composed of four sisters named Howard (Artra, Tina, Denean, and Sherri). Twice in the two previous weeks they had set new National records, first at 3:46.4 and then at 3:44.9. Another person expected to star was Gwen Loud of Westchester, LA. In the LA City track championships, she had won the 100 (10.7), 220 (24.20), and long jump (19-10 1/4). Berekeley was favored to win the team title with about 26 points. They were led by sophomore sprinter Sharon Ware and quarter miler Kim White. Their 440 relay team had the best mark in the nation. Second place was expected to be close between Westchester and San Georgonio. STATE MEET RECORDS Three National records were broken and five other Meet records set in the two days of great competition. Sherri Howard of San Gorgonio was responsible for two of the National marks. She won the 440 in 53.65 breaking the previous best of 54.2 set by Merry Johnson of Canyon, Texas in 1977. She was followed (not too closely) by Kim White of Berkeley (54.78), her sister Denean Howard (55.15), and Sharon Dennis of Monrovia (56.53). In the mile relay the four Howards broke their own National record of 3:44.9 by winning in 3:44.1. Senior Artra led off with a 59.2 leg followed by sophomore Tina (58.3), freshman Denean (53.7), and junior Sherri (52.0). Surprisingly San Gorgonio was barely ahead after 3 laps but Sherri's anchor was too much for Fay Paige (54.9) of Long Beach Poly who finished second in 3:46.5. Berkeley was third in 3:55.9. The other National record to fall was in the discus. Leslie Deniz, a junior from Gridley, broke the Meet record in the trials by throwing 159-3 and upped that mark in the finals to 167-1. The old National record was 161-11 set by Helene Connell of Memorial HS, Jackson, N.J. (1977). Following Deniz were Linda Read of Alameda (147-3) and '78 runnerup Sue Springer of Salinas (145-8). Three of the other State Meet records were set by Gwen Loud of Westchester, LA. She broke the 220 record by 0.43 seconds with her 23.54 and became the first legal 20-foot jumper in Meet history with her 20-4 1/2 win in the long jump. In addition, her electronic time of 10.62 in the 100 is considered superior to the former Meet mark of 10.6 hand timed. Following Loud in the 220 were Marbella Washington of Centennial, Compton (24.32) and Tanaya King of Berkeley (24.49). Second through fourth in the long jump were Melany Markham of Dorsey, LA (19-2 1/4), 1978 runnerup Carrie McLoud in the 100 were Sherri Howard of San Gorgonio (10.80) and Sharon Ware of Berkeley (10.90). Susie Ray of Villa Park set a Meet record in the shot put with her 49-6 1/2. Rosario Ramos of Anaheim again finished second (49-4 1/4) and third went to Ramona Ebert of Schurr, Montabello (46-5 1/4). 440 Sherri Howard (San Gorgonio) 53.65 (Nat'l) (old 54.3, Emerson, 1978) Mile Relay San Gorgonio 3:44.1 (Nat'l) (old 3:51.3, Fremont, LA, 1978) Discus Leslie Deniz (Gridley) 159-3 (trials) (old 154-6, Pyle, 1978) Discus Leslie Deniz (Gridley) 167-1 (Nat'l) (old 159-3, Deniz, 1979) 100 Gwen Loud (Westchester, LA) 10.62 (old 10.6 hand timed, Howard, 1975) 220 Gwen Loud (Westchester, LA) 23.54 (old 23.97, Robinson, 1977) Long Jump Gwen Loud (Westchester, LA) 20-4 1/2 (old 19-9, Gourdine, 1977) Shot Put Susie Ray (Villa Park) 49-6 1/2 (old 49-1, Devine, 1975) HIGHLIGHTS Ann Regan of Camden, SJ won the 880 for the third year in a row but her time of 2:10.3 was well over her Meet reocrd of 2:08.0. Louise Romo of No. Torrance was second in 2:11.5, followed by Linda Goen of North, Bakersfield in 2:12.2. Goen duplicated her 1977 win in the mile by running 4:51.1. Second went to frosh Vickie Cook of Chaminade, Canoga Park in 4:51.6 and third was Tracy Weber of Lynbrook, SJ in 4:51.9. The two mile proved to be an easy win for Lisa Scaduto of Santa Monica who ran the distance in 10:35.0. She was followed by Cindy Schmandt of Santa Barbara (10:39.3) and 1977 winner Roxanne Bier of Independence, SJ (10:41.9). The low hurdles was the closest girls' race of the day. Janet Yarborough of Clovis was a narrow winner (14.01) over Missy Jerald of University, LA (14.04) and Alesia Sweeney of Tamalpais, Mill Valley (14.05). Shot put winner Susie Ray of Villa Park was 4th at 14.19. Westchester was an easy winner in the 440 relay in 47.20. Their team consisted of Marcia Robinson, Janice Moore, Debbie Hawes, and Gwen Loud. The next three spots went to Cordova (48.46), Santa Ana Valley (48.60), and Edison, Stockton (48.65). Although entered, neither Berkeley nor San Gorgonio finished the race. The high jump was won at 5-9 by Tonya Alston of Chico. Second and third at the same height went to Meet record holder Sue McNeal of Carlsbad of Trish King of Menlo Atherton. TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (Meet scored 6-4-3-2-1) Gwen Loud led Westchester to the team title at 24 points with her 3 individual wins plus anchor leg on the 440 relay. The Howard sisters gave second place to San Gorgonio with 19 points. The Meet might have been even closer except the San Gorgonio 440 relay team dropped the baton in the final. The 440 relay was also Berkeley's undoing. On the second pass, they ran out of the exchange zone without completing the pass and were disqualified. Berkeley ended third with 13 points, North of Bakersfield fourth with 9 points (Linda Goen), and Villa Park fifth with 8 (Susie Ray). Westchester, LA 24 pts. 6-1st in 440 relay 18-Loud, 1st in 100, 1st in 220, 1st in LJ San Gorgonio 19 6-1st in mile relay 10-S. Howard, 1st in 440, 2nd in 100 3-D. Howard, 3rd in 440 Berkeley 13 3-3rd in mile relay 4-White, 2nd in 440 3-Ware, 3rd in 100 3-King, 3rd in 220 from DyeStatCal (06/01/04) It is kind of fitting that 25 years ago the State meet was held in Hughes Stadium, in Sacramento, the last year that the competition would be held on a dirt track, with probably some reasons for that, as work on the facility at Hughes left the dirt very soft, with a haze of dust over the scene Friday evening in the qualifying. That did not slow the athletes down a bit, as the young ladies in attendance smashed three national records, and the boys had a ton of very, very competitive events. Right down the events: Boys 100y - Bill Green (Cubberley, Palo Alto), a school closed down soon after, took this event at 9.59 over defending champion Mike Sanford (Pasadena) 9.66 and Ron Brown (Baldwin Park) 9.76 (Brown later 1984 Olympic Gold in 400m Relay and Pro Footballer) 220y - Sanford huge 21.00w (+3.67 mps) win over Ray Threatt (Pittsburg) 21.52w. 440y - Bit of controversy, as favored Bill Green (Cubberley, Palo Alto) was dq'd after a 46.27 win for running outside of his lane. Tony Banks 47.27 the winner after that action. 880y - Defending Champ David Mack (Locke, LA) nipped rival Jeff West (Cresnshaw, LA) 1:50.2-1:50.5 with the rest of the pack some 15m back of the talented LA city stars. Mile - Paul Mevin (University, LA), after a slow first lap of 67.3, screeched the final 440 in 58.8 to win at 4:12.9 over Steve Whitcomb (Helix, La Mesa) 4:14.6. 2 Mile - Jeff Nelson (Burbank), hot off a National 2 mile record of 8:36.3 while finishing 3rd in the early May Pepsi Invite at UCLA, took this contest by a huge eight second margin at 8:47.4 with a final 880 of 2:05. The first mile was 4:27.8, with Jeff racing the final four laps just under 4:20. Biggest winning 2 mile margin in State History by the fastest ever? 2 mile margin is 9.91 - '83 Eric Reynolds (8:54.75) over Rene Perez (9:04.66) - Ed. 120yHH - Jim Scanella (San Ramon, Danville) edged Gary Lee (LB Poly) 13.87 (wind +.68 aiding) 13.88. Favorite and local star Henry Andrade (Johnson, Sacramento) false-started. 330yLH - Transition from the 180 lows to the 330 Intermediates had this event run for a few years. Gary Lee gained revenge for his 120 Highs loss with a 36.22 State Meet Record run to win over Scanella 37.01. 440y Re - Pasadena HS, team of Tyrone Ervin, Troy Delamar, Melvin Cook, and Mike Sanford 41.45 winners over Fremont (LA) 41.73. Sanford busy this weekend with 100-220-440 relay duty heats and finals! MR margin is 4.94 - '84 Hawthorne (3:09.45) over LB Poly (3:14.39) - Ed. Mile Re - Locke (LA) winners at 3:14.04 way ahead of Richmond 3:17.53 (largest margin in state history?). With National Record at 3:11.57 in those days this was the one team it was felt was really held back with the soft dirt surface at the end of two days with some national record possibilities if the facilty had been in better shape or all-weather. HJ - Lee Balkin (Glendale) latest of Coach John Barnes and Paul Broneer's stars, peaked magnificently with a 7-03.25 clearance that at the time was the #2 jump in US High School history, and meet record. PV - Clark Eliot (Bellflower) took 16-footer Tim McIntyre (Los Alamitos) with a 15-06 win over Tim's 15-02 runner-up effort. LJ - George Gaffney (Lemoore) led qualifying at 24-02.25w, then came back in the finals to win at 24-01.75. TJ - Henry Ellard (Hoover, Fresno), future Pro football great, showed his great all-around athletic ability with a 49-02.5 win. SP - Don Mosebar (Mt. Whitney, Visalia) 62-06.75 was a narrow winner over Jim Spillers (Rowland, Rowland Heights) 62-04.5, with John Brenner (Fullerton) also over 62 foot at 62-01 in third. DT - Hank Kraychir (San Jacinto), whose sons are about to embark on their own prep careers, won the event at 179-03. Girls - Three National Records Highlighted the action 100y - Gwen Loud (Westchester) had a magical meet, with a 10.61 meet record (wind +1.96 mps) run here that had her win over Sherri Howard (San Gorgonio, San Bernardino) 10.80. 220y - Another meet record of 23.53 for Gwen Loud, with the win giving her school 24 points and enough for the eventual team title. 440y - Sherri Howard, one of four military sisters who showed up from Alaska, and would later switch to Kennedy HS in Granada Hills, set a National Record of 53.65 in winning here. 880y - Ann Regan (Camden, San Jose) defended her title with a 2:10.3 win over Louise Romo (North Torrance) 2:11.5. Mile - Linda Goen (North, Bakersfield) won a very competitive event over Vickie Cook (Alemany, Mission Hills) 4:51.1-4:51.6. 2 Mile - Lisa Scaduto (Santa Monica) closed with a sub-5:15 second mile after a 5:20.3 opener to upset Cindy Schmandt (Santa Barbara) 10:35.0-10:39.3. 110Y LH - Janet Yarborough (Clovis) won the close contest at 14.01 over Michelle Jerald (University, LA) 14.03, and Alicia Sweeney (Tamalpais, Mill Valley) 14.05. 440y Re- San Gorgonio and Berkeley did not complete passes to finish, and Westchester raced away to the win at 47.20. Mi Re - San Gorgonio, keeping it in the family, had Atra Howqard 59.2 lead-off, soph sister Tina 58.3, frosh Denean Howard 53.7, and junior Sherri Howard 52.0 set a National Record of 3:44.1. LB Poly pushed San G, second at 3:46.3. HJ - Tonya Alston (Chico) a 6-footer and one of the Northern Section’s All-Time greats (13.7 hurdler also as a prep), won at 5-09 on misses over Sue McNeal (Carlsbad). LJ - Gwen Loud 20-04.5 State Meet Record to win by over a foot on her magical championship day! SP - All-Arounder Susie Ray (she did also place in the 100 Hurdles (4th at 14.19) won at 49-06.5 (Meet Record) over Rosario Ramos (Anaheim) 49-04.25. DT - Leslie Deniz (Gridley) added to the North Section' s glory this day with a 159-03 National Record best in the trials before winning the finals at 167-03! Old State record was 154-06 by Christi Pyle (Hoover, Glendale) from 1978, and National Record 161-11 by Helene Connell (Jackson, NJ) from 1977! Calif State Meet Results Track & Field News, Yearly Top Marks List (.JPG) xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

1980 - EDWARDS STADIUM, BERKELEY; FRI-SAT, JUNE 6-7

The 62nd State Meet saw the participants compete at metric distances for the first time. The running events were now (all in meters) 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200. 110 HH, 300 LH, along with 400 and 1600 relays. The open 1600 and 3200 meter events were non-standard distances, seldom staged anywhere in the world, but were close to the same length as the one and two mile events they replaced. There were no defending champions returning. The highest returning placers from the 1979 Meet were third place finishers Howard Hawkins of Warren, Downey (220). Anthony Evans of Fremont, LA (HH), and Freeman Miller, also of Fremont, LA (TJ). Hawkins, who had also finished fourth in the 100 in 1979, had decided to concentrate only on the 100 in this Meet. Pete Quinonez of Tulare Union, who finished fourth in the 880 in 1979, had placed second in 1978 and thus had an opportunity to be the first since Percell Keeling (1971) to place in three straight 800/880's. Because the new artificial track at Edwards Stadium had only 8 lanes, the usual 3 heats, 3-per-heat to the final was not possible. Instead, 4 heats would be held in most events and the fastest 8 advanced to the finals. This meant that you could win your heat but still not advance, a disappointing situation. Compton, Berkeley, and Muir of Pasadena were the favorites for the team title. Muir was led by Charles Mayfield who had recently set a National record in the triple jump of 52-10 1/2. Mayfield was entered in the triple jump, long jump, and high jump and was a long-shot to become the first athlete since 1967 to win three events in a State Meet (done by Jerry Proctor, also of Muir). STATE MEET RECORDS Since all running events were contested in meters for the first time, the winning times could be considered Meet records. However, since standard conversions exist for all the events excepts the 100 meter/100 yard race, only those times which are superior to the existing records when converted will be considered Meet records. There were two Meet records and one National record broken. Charles Mayfield of Muir, Pasadena broke the triple jump record in the prelims with a leap of 51-7 1/2. Centennial of Compton accounted for the National reocrd as the 1600 meter relay team of Leonard Graham (47.5), Time Ware (48.1), Rufus Jackson (48.1), and Michael Turner (46.7) ran a speedy 3:10.37. Banning, LA held the old Meet and National record of 3:10.46 (converted). In the first 100 meter final in Meet history, Howard Hawkins of Warren, Downey won in 10.55 seconds. Triple Jump Charles Mayfield (Muir, Pasadena) 51-7 1/2 (trials) (old 51-0 1/2, Williams, 1977) 1600 Relay Centennial, Compton 3:10.37 (Nat'l) (old 3:10.46 (coverted), Banning, LA, 1978) 100 meters Howard Hawkins (Warren, Downey) 10.55 (new event) HIGHLIGHTS All of the races produced close exciting finishes. Don Ward of St. Mary's Berkeley was the only double winner as he took both hurdle races in times of 13.73 and 36.57. David Ashford of West Covina was a close second in the highs at 13.76. Daryl Hill of O'Dowd, Oakland (14.02) and Frank Williamson of Skyline, Oakland (14.10) followed. Kenny Newell (Chatsworth, LA) in 37.03 and Jiles Smith (Compton) in 37.29 finished behind Ward in the 300 meter low hurdles. Howard Hawkins of Warren, Downey won the 100 meters in 10.55. He was followed by Kenny Robinson of Berkeley (10.62), Michael Turner of Centennial, Compton (10.73), and Kevin Shields of San Diego (10.75). John Costanzo (Crespi, Encino) won his heat in 10.87 but missed advancing to the final by .01 sec. Kenny Robinson won the 200 in 21.21. Jim Spotville of Pomona (21.59), Gregory Peppers of Washington, LA (21.77), and Anthony Toney of North Salinas (21.82) rounded out the top four. Michael Turner of Centennial, Compton (47.51) beat his cross-town rival Rod Barksdale of Compton (47.64) in the 400. Only .04 seconds separated the next three finishers, Tony Eddings of Johnson, Sacramento (47.92), Harry Campbell of Mt. Pleasant, San Jose (47.95), and Mike Barber of Highlands, Sacramento (47.96). Pete Quinonez of Tulare Union became the first runner since 1971 to place in three consecutive 800/880 races, as he won the 800 title in 1:50.15. Pete Richardson, a junior from Berkeley, was a close second in 1:50.19. Third and fourth went to Greg Vining of Hawthorne in 1:50.91 and Scott Cox of Wilson, Long Beach in 1:51.50. The 1600 was won by Larry Guinee of Castro Valley in 4:06.18 (equivalent to a 4:07.7 mile). Pedro Reyes (Jesuit, Sacramento) was second in 4:06.52. Shawn O'Neal (Oceanside) was also timed in 4:06.52 for third, followed by Mike Parkinson (South Pasadena) in 4:10.49. The 3200 was a close race with less than 2 seconds separating the top four finishers. Andy DiConti of La Canada won in 8:55.79. He was followed by Jay Marden of Mission San Jose, Fremont in 8:56.08, Jon Butler of Edison, Huntington Beach in 8:56.69, and Richard Perez of San Gorgonio in 8:57.55. Washington of WA, with the team of Gregory Peppers, Fabian Cooper, Randall Baker, and Randy Walker won the 400 relay in 41.51. Silver Creek of San Jose (41.76) nosed out Berkeley (41.77) for second. Fourth place went to Pasadena in 41.87. Centennial's 1600 relay team won in the National record time of 3:10.37. They were pressed all of the way by Berkeley which recorded the second fastest time ever (3:10.42). Berkeley was anchored by Kenny Robinson (47.0). Compton took third in 3:11.32 and Long Beach Poly finished fourth in 3:14.78. Charles Mayfield of Muir, Pasadena won the long jump (23-4 3/4) but finished third in the triple jump (50-3 1/2) and fourth in the high jump (6-10) in his try for three wins. The triple jump was won by Freeman Miller of Fremont, LA with a leap of 50-8. Second went to Byron Criddle of El Cerrito at 50-4 3/4. Greg Denby of Crenshaw, LA won the high jump at 6-10 on fewer misses. Anthony Caire of Pius X, Downey, Mark Langan of Ventura, and Mayfield also cleared 6-10 to finish 2-3-4. Ken Frazier of Mission, SF (23-4 1/4) took second in the long jump, followed by Paul Jones of Kennedy, Granada Hills at 23-2. Bob Rust (Kennedy, La Palma) and Ed Tave (Muir, Pasadena) both jumped 23-1 1/4. Rust was given fourth on the basis of a superior second mark. The pole vault was won by Greg Stull of Troy, Fullerton at 15-10. Second went to Greg Ellis of Menlo-Atherton at 15-2. Tony Faber (Yuba City) and Kurt Strasmann (Wilson, Long Beach) only cleared 14-2 in tying for third. Scott Garnett of Muir, Pasadena easily won the shot put at 64-4 1/4. Second went to Jim Doehring of San Clemente at 61-5 1/2 and third to Brett Holden of Hart Newhall at 60-6 1/2. Paul Bender of Shafter threw the discus 192-9, the 6th farthest in Meet history, to capture first place. Gary Zimmerman of Walnut threw 186-1 for second. Third went to Eric Olsen of Northgate at 181-3 and fourth to Jeff Budwig of McLane, Fresno at 179-4. TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (Meet scored 10-8-6-4-2-1) The 6-4-3-2-1 team scoring which had been in effect since the 1966 Meet was replaced by 10-8-6-4-2-1 scoring. Berkeley won the team championship with 41 points. Junior Kenny Robinson with 18 individual points plus legs on both relay teams led their scoring. Second place went to Muir of Pasadena with 32 points. It was the first time since 1946 that a team had placed this high with no points in running events. Third to fifth places were won by Centennial of Compton (28), Compton (21), and St. Mary's of Berkeley (20). Compton was hurt when their speedy 400 relay team dropped the baton in the prelims and failed to advance to the finals. Berkeley 41 pts 8-2nd in 1600 relay 6-3rd in 400 relay 18-Robinson, 1st in 200, 2nd in 100 8-Richardson, 2nd in 800 1-Bailey, 6th in TJ Muir, Pasadena 32 20-Mayfield, 1st in LJ, 3rd in TJ, 4th in HJ 10-Garnett, 1st in SP 2-Tave, 5th in LJ Centennial, Compton 28 10-1st in 1600 relay 2-5th in 400 relay 16-Turner, 1st in 400, 3rd in 100

GIRLS' MEET

A total of four State Meet record holders were on hand but only three were competing in their record event, Sherri Howard, National 440 record holder from Kennedy of Granada Hills, had decided to compete in the 100 and 200 meters and leave the 400 for her sisters, Denean and Tina. Susie Ray (Villa Park) returned to defend her shot put title, but her State record could not be broken since the 8 pound shot used in previous years was to be replaced by a 4 kilogram shot (about 8.8 pounds). National discus record holder Leslie Deniz (Gridley) was back as was Sue McNeal (Carlsbad) who had set her high jump record in the 1978 Meet and had placed 2nd last year. One other winner from the 1979 Meet was back, Lisa Scaduto (Santa Monica) who had won the 2 mile and was entered in the 3200 meter run this year. A lot of the pre-Meet talk centered on the Howard sisters. They had competed for San Gorgonio last year and led them to 2nd place in the team championships but were now competing for Kennedy of Granada Hills. Last week in their State-qualifying meet, both relay teams set National reocrds and all three Howards ran on each. Their records were 45.82 seconds for the 400 relay and 3:39.62 for the 1600. These records were set on a dirt track and were given a good chance of being broken on the artificial track at Edwards Stadium. The team title appeared to be a two-way competition between Berkeley and Kennedy. Berkeley was led by their fine sprinter, Sharon Ware. STATE MEET RECORDS Records came tumbling down right and left, including five National marks, and the Howard sisters from Kennedy High were involved in four of these. The first National record to be set was the 400 meter relay where the foursome of Sheryl Thompson, Tina, Denean, and Sherri Howard won in 45.81. They won comfortably over Long Beach Poly (46.06), Fremont, LA (46.21), and DeAnza, Richmond (46.23). Next to go was the 400/440 record where Denean Howard won in 53.04, breaking sister Sherri's year-old mark of 53.34 (converted). Following Denean were Faye Paige of Long Beach Poly (53.51), Volaney Harris of Oakland (54.36), and Sherrill Miller of Fremont, Sunnyvale (54.38). Although placing 2nd in her heat, Tina Howard failed to make the final. In the 200 meter event, Sherri Howard powered to a National record of 23.19, outdistancing Sharon Ware of Berkeley and her 23.62. Well back in 3rd was Marbella Washington of Centennial, Compton in 24.26. The final National mark for the Howards came in the 1600 relay. The Kennedy team of Tina (55.2), Kelly Cook (58.2), Denean (52.3), and Sherri (52.3) won in 3:37.98, breaking their week-old National record of 3:39.62. Giving them strong competition throughout was Long Beach Poly at 3:39.83, which was anchored by Faye Paige (53.1). Third went to Manual Arts, LA at 3:42.79. Berkeley, which could have won the team championship with a second-place finish, dropped the baton on the second leg and delayed picking it up for too long. They finally finished 7th. The other National record to fall was in the discus where Leslie Deniz of Gridley broke her own mark with a spectacular throw of 172-11. She had other throws of 164-1 and 163-7. She was trailed by Donna Hollingworth of Chaffey (150-7) and Laura DeSnoo of Washington, Fremont (149-7). Before Deniz came on the scene last year, the State Meet record was 154-6. Two other Meet marks were set. In the high jump, Karen Lysaght of St. Francis, Sacramento cleared 6-0 to erase the old mark of 5-10 1/4. The previous record holder, Sue McNeal of Carlsbad, tied for second at 5-10 with Tonya Mendonca of Mt. Whitney, Visalia. In the long jump, Marlene Harmon of Thousand Oaks tied Gwen Loud's record in the trials and broke it in the finals with a leap of 20-8 3/4. She won easily over Sherifa Sanders of Berkeley (18-11) and Joanna Harper of Fremont, LA (18-10 3/4). Two other Meet records were established in new events. The 100 meters was won by Sharon Ware of Berkeley in 11.42 over Sherri Howard of Kennedy (11.61), Qwen Ward of DeAnza, Richmond (11.92), and Patrice Carpenter, also of DeAnza (11.98). In the shot put, a heavier shot (4 kilogram) was used for the first time and the winner was freshman Natalie Kaaiawahia of Fullerton at 48-4 1/2. The record holder with the formerly-used shot (8 pound), Susie Ray of Villa Park, finished second at 46-9 1/2,followed by Sharon Hamilton of Santa Monica at 45-2 1/4. 100 Sharon Ware (Berkeley) 11.42 (new event) 200 Sherri Howard (Kennedy) 23.19 (Nat'l) (old 23.41 (converted), Loud, 1979) 400 Denean Howard (Kennedy) 53.04 (Nat'l) (old 53.34 (converted), S. Howard, 1979) 400 Relay Kennedy, Granada Hills 45.81 (Nat'l) (old 45.88 (converted), Crawford, SD, 1977) 1600 Relay Kennedy, Granada Hills 3:37.98 (Nat'l) (old 3:42.76 (converted), San Gorgonio, 1979) Shot Put Natalie Kaaiawahia (Fullerton) 48-4 1/2 (new event, 4 kg shot replaces 8 lb shot) Discus Leslie Deniz (Gridley) 172-11 (Nat'l) (old 167-1, Deniz, 1979) High Jump Karen Lusaght (St. Francis, Sacramento) 6-0 (old 5-10 1/4, McNeal, 1978) Long Jump Marlene Harmon (Thousand Oaks) 20-8 3/4 (old 20-4 1/2, Loud, 1979 and Harmon, 1980) HIGHLIGHTS There were only four events where new Meet records were not set and one was very close. Vicki Cook of Alemany, Mission Hills easily won the 3200 in 10:14.78, winning by more than 19 seconds. The two-mile record of Cheri Williams, converted to 3200 meters, is 10:14.13, so Cook barely missed. She was followed by Michelle Mason of Buena, Ventura (10:33.94) and Anna Villanueva of Fountain Valley (10:35.16). Last year's two-mile winner, Lisa Scaduto of Santa Monica, finished 8th in 10:48.42. The 1600, metric replacement for the mile, was won by Polly Plumer of University, Irvine in 4:46.71. In a close race for second, 3200 winner Vicki Cook (Alemany) prevailed over Bonnie McGlinchey (Fountain Valley) with times of 4:47.31 and 4:47.42. The low hurdles were won by Judy Young of Berkeley with a wind-aided time of 13.52. Second and third went to long jump winner Marlene Harmon of Thousand Oaks (13.58) and long jump runner-up Sherifa Sanders of Berkeley (13.79). Following the disqualification for interference of apparent winner Renee Durrand of Laguna Beach, the 800 winner became Marilyn Davis of Miramonte, Orinda in 2:09.73. She was trailed by Maria King of Ayer, Milpitas (2:10.86), Evelyn Acuna of San Gabriel (2:11.21), and Carla Johnson of Manual Arts, LA (2:11.29). TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (Meet scored 10-8-6-4-2-1) At the start of the final event, the 1600 meter relay, Berkeley had 42 points and Kennedy of Granada Hills had 38 and both had strong teams entered. Kennedy with the Howards was figured to win the relay but if Berkeley could place 2nd they would win the team title and 3rd would give them a tie. With about 60 meters left in the second leg, Berkeley dropped the baton and with that went their title hopes. Kennedy won the race in National-record time and the team title was theirs with 48 points, the most points ever scored by a girls' team even when converted to the old scoring system. Berkeley was 2nd with 42 points, followed by Long Beach Poly (25), Fremont, LA (24), Thousand Oaks (20), and Alemany (18). Kennedy, Granada Hills 48 pts 10-1st in 400 relay 10-1st in 1600 relay 18-S. Howard, 1st in 200, 2nd in 100 10-D. Howard, 1st in 400 Berkeley 42 18-Ware, 1st in 10, 2nd in 200 14-Sanders, 2nd in LJ, 3rd in LH 10-Yound, 1st in LH Long Beach Poly 25 8-2nd in 400 relay 8-2nd in 1600 relay 9-Paige, 2nd in 400, 6th in 100 Calif State Meet Results Track & Field News, Yearly Top Marks List (.JPG) xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

1981 - CERRITOS COLLEGE, NORWALK; FRI-SAT, JUNE 5-6

The 63rd State Meet opened with an impressive list of entrants. Every event had at least one athlete who had placed in the 1980 Meet. The only defending champion was Berkeley's Ken Robinson in the 200. He had also placed second in the 100 last year. There were five other second-place finishers returning: Pete Richardson of Berkeley in the 800, Jay Marden of Mission San Jose, Fremont in the 3200, David Ashford of West Covina in the high hurdles, Anthony Claire of Pius X, Downey in the high jump, and Ken Frazier of Mission, SF in the long jump (but qualifying this year only in the triple jump). The best races appeared to be in the sprints, where Berkeley's Ken Robinson and Cordova's Kevin Willhite would meet each other, and in the 800 where Pete Richardson (Berkeley) would be challenged by Eddie Davis of Compton and Scott Cox of Long Beach Wilson. The latter trio possessed the 3 fastest prep 800 marks in the country this year with Davis at 1:49.43, Richardson at 1:50.2, and Cox at 1:50.50. Berkeley's 1600 relay team had run 3:11.7 and might have a shot at the National record, esspecially since they could count on some strong competition from Long Beach Poly (3:12.55), Muir (3:12.61), and Centennial (3:12.72). Berkeley was a narrow choice for the Meet title, trying to become the first school to repeat as outright champion since Jefferson of LA won four in a row between 1949 and 1952. Muir of Pasadena was doped for a close second behind their sprinters Bernard Mathis and Ron Brown and versatile long jump jump-triple jump ace Ed Tave. The finals were a sellout with a standing-room-only crowd of 14,250 present. STATE MEET RECORDS Four Meet records were set, three by Berkeley athletes, and two were new National bests. Pete Richardson of Berkeley broke the oldest Meet record on the books-the 880 mark of 1:48.8 set by Richard Joyce of Sierra, Whittier way back in 1965-as he ran the 800 meters in 1:47.31. Converting to a common distance, Joyce's mark was broken by almost 0.9 seconds, a remarkable improvement. The Berkeley 1600 relay team of Ulysee Walker (48.6), Pete Richardson (46.6), Walter Murray (47.3), and Ken Robinson (46.4) ran 3:08.94 to break the National record of 3:10.37 set in last year's Meet by Centennial of Compton. Walter Murray of Berkeley ran 35.79 in his heat of the 300 low hurdles to break the Meet record by more than 0.2 sec. Ken Frazier of Mission, SF triple jumped 52-4 3/4 in the trials to set the fourth Meet record. 800 Pete Richardson (Berkeley) 1:47.31 (Nat'l) (old 1:48.2 (converted), Joyce, 1965) 1600 Relay Berkeley 3:08.94 (Nat'l) (old 3:10.37, Centennial, Compton, 1980) 300 LH Walter Murray (Berkeley) 35.79 (heat) (old 36.01 (converted), Lee, 1979) Triple Jump Ken Frazier (Mission, SF) 52-4 3/4 (trials) (old 51-7 1/2, Mayfield, 1980) HIGHLIGHTS The finals produced one of the most outstanding Meets in history, with the 800 race leading the way. Pete Richardson of Berkeley won in the National and Meet record time of 1:47.31. He was followed by Scott Cox (Wilson, Long Beach) in 1:49.30, Eddie Davis (Compton) in 1:50.33, and Erwin Hickman (Fremont, LA) in 1:50.98. Seventh place was 1:51.54! In the sprints, Ken Robinson of Berkeley and Kevin Willhite of Cordova traded wins. Robinson, last year's runnerup in the 100,ran 10.60 to Willhite's 10.68. They were followed by George Ervin (Castlemont, Oakland) in 10.78 and Antonio Manning (Hamilton, LA) in 10.82. Willhite ran 20.81 in the 200 to prevent Robinson (21.05) from winning a second straight 200 crown. Third place went to Harold Todd (Serra, Gardena) in 21.25 followed by Bernard Mathis (Muir, Pasadena) in 21.56. David Timmons of Oakland won the 400 in 47.09 edging Leonard Graham of Centennial, Compton who had the same time. Ron Brown (Muir) and Tommy Barber (Bakersfield) finished third and fourth in 47.70 and 47.73. The 1600 produced the closest overall finish with only 0.94 seconds separating the first five finishers. Jeff Scott of El Camino, Sacramento won in 4:10.06. He was followed by Octacio Morales (Camarillo) in 4:10.43, Gary Gonzales (Clovis) in 4:10.52, Jeff Purrington (Willow Glen, SJ) in 4:10.94, and Barasa Thomas (Santa Barbara) in 4:11.00 Jon Butler of Edison, Huntington Beach ran away from the field to easily win the 3200 in 8:46.78. Jay Marden of Mission San Jose, Fremont was second for the second year in a row in 8:51.64. Jesse Torres of Independence, SJ was third in 8:52.11. David Ashford of West Covina won the high hurdles in 13.67, improving his 1980 2nd place finish. Ronnie McCoy of Edison, Fresno was second in 13.85 and Steve Kerho (Mission Viejo) was third in 13.94. After setting a Meet record in the trials, Walter Murray of Berkeley won the 300 low hurdle final in 36.28. James Knowles of Blair, Pasadena (36.57) was second followed by Bruce Mitchell of El Camino, Oceanside (36.67) and Steve Kerho of Mission Viejo (36.68). Berkeley High won both relays. Their sprint relay team (Stoney McCree, Ken Robinson, Charles Clewis, and Walter Murray) ran 40.86 to win the finals. (This was the fastest electronic time in Meet history and almost equalled the Meet record of 40.8 {converted} set by Wilson, SF in 1973.) Berkeley was followed by Muir (41.26), Dorsey, LA (41.49), and Fremont, LA (41.54) The Berkeley 1600 relay team won in the National record time of 3:08.94. Long Beach Poly took second in 3:11.10. Third went to Centennial, Compton in 3:12.45. The field events also produced a number of close finishes. Only two inches separated shotput winner John Frazier of Antelope Valley (63-8 3/4) from Dennis DeSoto of Santa Rosa (63-6 3/4). Randy Ariey (West, Bakersfield) threw 60-9 3/4 for third. Antonio Dobbins of Burroughs, Ridgecrest won the discus at 180-10. He had thrown 194-7 in the trials. Dobbins was closely followed by Chris Day (Montgomery, Santa Rosa) and John Berry (Northgate, Walnut Creek) who both threw 179-1. Day was awarded second place for a better second-best throw. Anthony Caire of Pius X, Downey won the high jump at 7-1, improving his 1980 2nd place finish. Mike Powell (Edgewood, W. Covina) and Maurice Crumby (Balboa, SF) both cleared 7-0, Powell being awarded second place on fewer misses. Doug Wicks (South Bakersfield) took the pole vault with a jump of 15-2. He was followed by Charles Chapman (Cordova) at 14-8 and Doug Fraley (Clovis West), also at 14-8. Muir's Ed Tave won the long jump with a leap of 25-0 1/2 (legal wind). Carl Nelson of Las Plumas, Orocille took second at 24-2w. Paul Jones of Kennedy, Granada Hills finished third for the second straight year at 23-11 1/4w. Ken Frazier of Mission, SF won the triple jump at 50-10 3/4. Frazier set a Meet record in the trials at 52-4 3/4. Ed Tave of Muir was second at 49-8 3/4 and Ken Taylor of Yerba Buena, SJ was third at 49-0 1/2. TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (Meet scored 10-8-6-4-2-1) Berkeley scored more points than anyone thought they could to easily win the team championship for the second straight year, becoming the first team since Jefferson, LA (1949-52) to win back to back titles. Berkeley scored 58 points with Ken Robinson, who scored 18 individual points and ran on both winning relay teams, leading the scoring. This was the fourth most points ever scored by a school in the State Meet when compared on a common scoring system (28 points, see inside back cover). Muir of Pasadena, which finished second in the 1980 Meet, finished second again with 40 points. Cordova of Rancho Cordova was third with 26 points. Centennial of Compton, Oakland, and Long Beach Poly tied for fourth with 14 points each. Berkeley 58 pts. 10-1st in 400 relay 10-1st in 1600 relay 18-Robinson, 1st in 100, 2nd in 200 10-Richardson, 1st in 800 10-Murray, 1st in LH Muir, Pasadena 40 8-2nd in 400 relay 4-4th in 1600 relay 18-Tave, 1st in LJ, 2nd in TJ 6-Brown, 3rd in 400 4-Mathis, 4th in 200 Cordova 26 18-Willhite, 1st in 200, 2nd in 100 8-Chapman, 2nd in PV

GIRLS' MEET

The winners of seven events in the 1980 Meet were returning. These were Sharon Ware of Berkeley in the 100, Denean Howard of Kennedy, Granada Hills in the 400 (but running in the 100 and 200 this year), Marilyn Davis of Miramonte, Orinda in the 800, Polly Plumer of University, Irvine in the 1600, Vickie Cook of Alemany, Mission Hills in the 3200, Natalie Kaaiawahia of Fullerton in the shot put, and Karen Lysaght of St. Francis, Sacramento in the high jump. In addition four second-placers in last year's Meet were also back. The surest winner appeared to be Kaaiawahia in the shot put. Last week in her qualifying meet she had set a new National record of 52-4 1/2. This was more than 6 feet farther than any other entrant had thrown all year. The Berkeley 400 relay team had a best coming in of 45.9 so the Meet record of 45.81 set last year might be in jeopardy. The fastest time in the nation this year for the 1600 relay was 3:42.38 by Kennedy of Granada Hills. The team was led by two of the amazing Howard sister, Denean and Tina. Last year in the State Meet the Kennedy team (with 3 Howards) had set a National record of 3:37.98. The team title looked like an easy win for Berkeley. They were led by Sharon Ware in the sprints and Sherifa Sanders in the 100 meter hurdles and the new 300 meter hurdles, in addition to having two fine relay teams. STATE MEET RECORDS Meet records were set in eight events, including National records in both relays. The Berkeley 400 relay team of Tanaya King, Sharon Ware, Robyne Johnson, and Nedrea Rodgers lowered the National record to 45.13 as they won the final by more than a second. Dorsey, LA was second at 46.14, followed by Muir, Pasadena at 46.92. In the 1600 relay, the Kennedy team lowered their own National record set last year with an outstanding 3:37.71. The team was composed of Tina Howard (54.2), Kelley Cook (57.4), Annette Johnson (55.3), and Denean Howard (50.8). The National record in the open 400 is 50.90, so Denean was literally flying. Second place went to Manual Arts, LA at 3:39.07 and third to Berkeley at 3:41.33. Manual Arts had a substantial lead entering the anchor lap. As expected Natalie Kaaiawahia of Fullerton had little trouble in winning the shotput. In the trials she raised the Meet record to 48-7 1/2 and upped that mark to 51-8 1/2 in the finals. She was followed by Debbie Corley of Garces, Bakersfield (45-11 1/2) and Yolanda Fletcher of Crensaw, LA (45-7 1/2). Donna Curtis of Culver City lowered the 800 record by more than a second with an easy win at 2:06.08. Jessica Spies of Livermore was second at 2:07.36 and Rennie Durand of Laguna Beach was third at 2:07.89. Last year's winner, Marilyn Davis (Miramonte, Orinda), decided to run the 1600 instead, and placed 3rd in 4:48.88. The winner with a new State record of 4:42.43 was 1980 winner Polly Plumer of University, Irvine. Second place (4:44.76) went to Tracy Weber of Lynbrook, SJ. There was also a repeat winner in the 3200. Vickie Cook (Alemany, Mission Hills) lowered the Meet record to 10:12.31 as she ran away from the field. Far back were Lori Lopez of Sacred Heart, LA at 10:21.54 and Michelle Mason of Buena, Ventura (2nd last year) at 10:26.74. In her heat of the 100 low hurdles, Sherifa Sanders of Berkeley ran 13.71 to set a Meet record. She also won the finals with a time of 13.74, followed by Aladrian Hunter (Dorsey, LA) at 13.80 and Robyne Johnson (Berkeley) at 13.88. The other record was in the 300 meter low hurdles, a new event in the State Meet. Audrey Williams of Saugus was the winner at 42.25, trailed by Sherifa Sanders of Berkeley (42.37) and Gail Kellon of Walnut (42.57). Kellon tripped over the last hurdle while leading and rolled across the finish line. 400 Relay Berkeley 45.13 (Nat'l) (old 45.81, Kennedy, GH, 1980) 1600 Relay Kennedy, Granada Hills 3:37.71 (Nat'l) (old 3:37.98, Kennedy, GH, 1980) Shot Put Natalie Kaaiawahia (Fullerton) 51-8 1/2 (old 48-4 1/2, Kaaiawahia, 1980) 800 Donna Curtis (Culver City) 2:06.08 (old 2:07.19 (converted), Regan, 1978) 1600 Polly Plumer (University, Irvine) 4:42.43 (old 4:43.30 (converted), Williams, 1978) 3200 Vickie Cook (Alemany, Mission Hills) 10:12.31 (old 10:14.13 (converted), Williams, 1978) 100 LH Sherifa Sanders (Berkeley) 13.71 (heat) (13.75 (converted), Costello, 1978) 300 LH Audrey Williams (Saugus) 42.25 (new event) HIGHLIGHTS Denean Howard of Kennedy and Sharon Ware of Berkeley were the dominant sprinters. Howard won the 200 (23.73) and placed 2nd in the 100 (11.83) while Ware was first in the 100 (11.66) and 3rd in the 200 (24.17). LaTanya Dawkins (Dorsey, LA) placed second in the 200 at 24.10, while Tamela Holland (Manual Arts, LA) was third in the 100 at 11.85. Gervaise McGraw of Ganesha, Pomona was the winner of the 400 in 54.15. She was followed by Tina Howard of Kennedy (54.38) and Carla Johnson of Manual Arts (55.08). Natalie Kaaiawahia (Fullerton) won the discus in addition to the shot. Her winning throw was 162-10. Close behind in second was Laura DeSnoo of Washington, Fremont at 158-1 (167-1 in trials). Third went to Cindi Durchslag of San Carlos at 141-9. The winner of the high jump was Katrina Johnson of Marshall, Pasadena with a clearance of 5-11. Maggie Van Zeeland of Acalanes, Lafayette was 2nd at 5-9. Jumping with a broken toe, Meet record holder Karen Lysaght (St. Francis, Sacrameto) finished in 3rd place, also at 5-9. In the long jump, only 6 1/4 inches separated first and fifth places. The winner was Chris Mose of El Cajon (18-10 1/4), followed by Vivian Riley of Mt. Pleasant, SJ (18-5 3/4), Yolanda Fletcher of Crenshaw, LA (18-4 3/4). Robyne Johnson of Berkeley (18-4 1/2w), and freshman Yvette Bates of Berkeley (18-4). TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (Meet scored 10-8-6-4-2-1) Berkeley had an easy time as they scored a total of 64 points and had 3 first placers. Sherifa Sanders had 18 points and Sharon Ware 16. It was the first time that a school had winning teams for both boys and girls. Kennedy of Granada Hills finished second with 36 points. Dorsey of LA was third with 28, followed by Manual Arts (23), Fullerton (20), and Saugus (13). Berkeley 64 pts. 10-1st in 400 relay 6-3rd in 1600 relay 18-Sanders, 1st in 100 LH, 2nd in 300 LH 16-Ware, 1st in 100, 3rd in 200 10-Johnson, 3rd in 100 LH, 4th in LJ 2-Bates, 5th in LJ 2-Rodgers, 5th in 100 Kennedy, Granada Hills 36 10-1st in 1600 relay 18-D. Howard, 1st in 200, 2nd in 100 8-T. Howard, 2nd in 400 Dorsey, LA 28 8-2nd in 400 relay 12-Dawkins, 2nd in 200, 4th in 100 8-Hunter, 2nd in 100 LH Calif State Meet Results Track & Field News, Yearly Top Marks List (.JPG) xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

1982 - HUGHES STADIUM, SACRAMENTO; FRI-SAT, JUNE 4-5

The 64th State Meet was to be the last of the very popular two-day meets, at least for awhile. The two-day meet began in 1963. Starting next year the State Meet will be a one-day affair, with qualifying taking place at two-day northern and southern regional meets. The reason is to save money. Antonio Dobbins of Burroughs, Ridgecrest in the discus was the only returning champion from last year. Ken Frazier of Mission, SF had won the triple jump as a junior in 1981, but failed to qualify for the State Meet. Also Kevin Willhite of Cordova (1st in 200, 2nd in 100 as a junior last year) was injured and would not compete. Other notable returnees were Steve Kerho of Mission Viejo (3rd in the high hurdles and 4th in the low hurdles), Maurice Crumby of Balboa, SF (3rd in the high jump), and Doug Fraley of Clovis West (3rd in the pole vault). Muir High of Pasadena was a heavy pre-meet favorite for the team title. They had two excellent relay teams entered and a tremendous sprint corps led by Bernard Mathis (4th in last year's 200). Minrovia and Hamilton, LA were picked for 2nd and 3rd, far behind Muir. The dirt track at Hughes Stadium, which was the source of many complaints in the 1979 State Meet, had been replaced by an all-weather Tartan track, so running performances should be high class. Fabian Cooper (Washington, LA) would attempt a near-impossible 100-200-400 triple. STATE MEET RECORDS At least four Meet records were set, depending on how you wanted to equate yards and meters, hand timing and automatic timing. There was no question about the 100 meters. Howard Hawkins' record of 10.55 was lowered to 10.54 in the second trial heat by junior Antonio Manning (Hamilton, LA). His record lasted about 5 minutes. In heat 3, Fabian Cooper (Washington, LA) lowered it to 10.50. The other record set in the trials was by Tony Atkins of Walnut as he ran the 300 meter low hurdles in 35.76. The fourth record could be debated. Steve Kerho of Mission Viejo won the 110 meter high hurdle final in 13.41. This was the fastest electronic time ever turned in by a high school athlete and likely is superior to Dedy Cooper's 1975 hand time of 13.2 for 120 yards. One other near-record took place. Fabian Cooper (Washington, LA) won the 400 meter final in 46.38. The old record for 440 yards was 46.60, which converts to 46.33 for 400 meters, only slightly superior. 100 Antonio, Manning (Hamilton, LA) 10.54 (old 10.55, Hawkins, 1980) 100 Fabian Cooper (Washington, LA) 10.50 (old 10.54, Manning, 1982) 300 LH Tony Atkins (Walnut) 35.76 (old 35.79, Murray, 1981) 110 HH Steve Kerho (Mission Viejo) 13.41 (old 13.2 (yards), Cooper, 1975) HIGHLIGHTS Steve Kerho of Mission Viejo was the only double winner. He won the high hurdles in 13.41 as he recorded the fastest electronic mark of all time. He also won the low hurdles in 35.85 beating Tony Atkins of Walnut who set a Meet record in the prelims. Atkins was timed in 35.95. Danny Harris of Perris (36.50) nipped Erick Montgomery of Independence, SJ (36.51) for third. Following Kerho in the highs were Troy Weaver of Edgewood, W. Covina in 13.79 and Ron Brown of Bishop Amat in 13.80. The closest race of the Meet was the 100 final. Lew Dunn of North, Riverside won the race in 10.53 with Fabian Cooper of Washington finishing second in the same time. Antonio Manning of Hamilton, LA was awfully close, finishing third at 10.54. Pablo Hendricks of Valley, Sacramento was fourth in 10.72. Fabian Cooper (Washington) didn't come close in his attempted 100-200-400 triple. After finishing second in the 100, he won the 400 in 46.38 over Blair McMurray of Compton (47.30) and Teryy Parks of Muir, Pasadena (47.33). With only 12 minutes rest, Cooper tried the 200 but finished eighth in 22.15. Antonio Manning of Hamilton won the 200 with a wind-aided 21.05. Stoney McCree of Berkeley (21.40) was second, Pablo Hendricks of Valley (21.47) third, and Rex Brown of Ocean View, Huntington Beach (21.48) fourth. Perhaps the most exciting race of the day was the 800, won by John Phillips of Los Altos, Hacienda Heights in 1:49.99. This was the fastest time in the US for 1982. James Garrett of Norbonne, LA was second in 1:50.05 and Kimmie James of Richmond took third in 1:50.49. Tom Grewe of Carpinteria won the 1600 in 4:08.05. Following him were Jim Frey of Yreka (4:10.32), Joe Manuel of Kearny, SD (4:10.33), and John Hanson of El Dorado, Placerville (4:10.50). Harold Kuphaldt of Bella Vista, Fair Oaks pulled away on the final lap to edge Eric Reynolds of Camarillo in the 3200. Kephaldt's time was 8:51.99 with Reynolds finishing at 8:52.92. Jose Vega of Chula Vista was a distant third in 9:01.12. The Oakland 400 meter relay team of Dewayne Porter, Wiley Watson, Anre Williams, and Trent Antwine pulled an upset with a time of 41.09. The favorite, Muir, edged Crenshaw, LA for second with both teams being timed in 41.40. Compton won the 1600 meter relay in 3:14.45. Their team consisted of Jonathan Lewis (50.3), Keith Wesley (49.4), Solomon Miller (48.1), and Blair McMurray (46.7). Following Compton were Bishop Amat (3:14.83), Pasadena (3:14.97), and Berkeley (3:16.61). McMurray's anchor leg brought Compton from fourth to first place. Antonio Dobbins of Burroughs, Ridgecrest successfully defended his discus title with a throw of 191-1. Dan Katches of Mills, Millbrae was second at 186-6 and Rick Luiten of Monrovia followed at 186-3. In an off-year for the shot put, Pat Kyle of Buena Park won by almost 3 feet with a toss of 60-4. It was the shortest winning throw since 1959. Only 5 1/4 inches separated the next three competitors, Eric Tennyson of Cupertino (57-6 3/4), Burce Parks of Chaffey, Ontario (57-3 1/4), and Guy Davids of Bishop Amat (57-1 1/2). Junior Maurice Crumby of Balboa, SF, who finished 3rd in last year's meet, won the high jump with a leap of 7-0. Second place went to Mark LaBrew of Crenshaw, LA and third to Kelly Watkins of San Diego, both at 6-10. Scott Christensen of Acalanes, Lafayette won the pole vault on fewer misses from Doug Fraley of Clovis West. Both vaulters cleared 15-6. Melvin Hempstead of Valley, Sacramento vaulted 15-2 for third. The long jump title went to Eric Thomas of Norte del Rio, Sacramento at 24-4 3/4. Fred Covington of Fairfield (2311 1/2), Clint Williams of Central Union, Fresno (23-4 3/4), and Mike Harris of Marysville (23-0 3/4) took the next three positions. Cornell Archie of Fresno (50-3 3/4) barely beat Ken Williams of Troy, Fullerton (50-3) to win the triple jump. Chris Mooring of Mt. Pleasant, SJ (49-5 1/4) edged Garnel Taylor of Clovis West (49-5w) for third. TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (Meet scored 10-8-6-4-2-1) Muir, which was supposed to run away with the Meet, ended 6th with 17 points. Bernard Mathis injured himself in the 100 trails and wasn't a factor. The team championship thus turned out to be closer than any in recent years. Mission Viejo, with Steve Kerho scoring all of the points, and Crenshaw of LA tied for the team title with 20 points. Bishop Amat, Compton, and Washington of LA followed with 18 each. Fabian Cooper scored all of Washington's points. The pre-meet picks for 2nd and 3rd didn't make it, Hamilton scoring 16 and Monrovia only 7. Mission Viejo 20 pts 20-Kerho, 1st in HH, 1st in LH Crenshaw, LA 20 6-3rd in 400 relay 8-LaBrew, 2nd in HJ 6-Osborne, 4th in 400, 5th in 800 Bishop Amat 18 8-2nd in 1600 relay 6-R. Brown, 3rd in HH 4-Davids, 4th in SP Compton 18 10-1st in 1600 relay 8-McMurray, 2nd in 400 Washington, LA 18 18-Cooper, 1st in 400, 2nd in 100

GIRLS' MEET

A number of defending champions were returning. Probably the most celebrated was Denean Howard of Kennedy, Granada Hills, the 1981 girls' Prep Athlete of the Year. She had won the 400 in 1980 and the 200 (along with a 2nd in the 100) in 1981. She would try to accomplish a feat never done by a California athlete (boy or girl), a 100-200-400 triple win. She would have to face Gervaise McCraw of Ganesha, Pomona in both the 100 and 200. McCraw won the 400 last year but was opting for the shorter sprints this time. Polly Plumer of University, Irvine returned to defend the 1600 crown she won in both 1980 and 1981. Also, two-time champion in the 3200, Vickie Cook of Alemany, Mission Hills, returned in her specialty. There were two champions returning in the field events. Natalie Kaaiawahia (Fullerton) was the shot put winner the past two years and had also won the discus last year. Somehow she missed qualifying for the State Meet in the discus this year, but was the class of the field in the shot. In the high jump, Katrina Johnson of Marshall, Pasadena was back to defend her title. The team title looked like a cake-walk for Berkeley. They were predicted to score about twice as many points as any other team. Berkeley was led by sophomore Yvette Bates, who entered in the 400 relay, 100 hurdles, long jump, and the new event for girls, the triple jump. The girls would now compete in essentially the same events as the boys except for the pole vault. STATE MEET RECORDS Three Meet records were set in the two days of excellent competition and all of them were National records too. The first came in the 400, as Denean Howard of Kennedy dominated the field. She won in 52.39, breaking her own Meet record of 53.04. Following her were Jeannie Arnold of Locke, LA in 53.48 and freshman Leslie Maxie of Mills, Millbrae in 53.76. The next record to go was in the 300 low hurdles, as Gayle Kellon of Walnut lowered the standard from 42.25 down to 41.09. Way behind Kellon were Sharon Hatfield of Fountain Valley (42.97) and Felicia Thompson of Jordan, Long Beach (43.35). About 10 minutes later, Polly Plumer of University, Irvine broke her own record in the 1600 by winning in 4:39.92. She completely dominated the race. Second and third went to Denise Ball of Newbury Park (4:44.47) and Tina Allen of Santana, Santee (4:45.46). No one else broke 4:50. A record was also established in the triple jump, new to the girls' program this year. Sophomore Wendy Brown of Woodside won with an excellent leap of 39-8 3/4. Way behind were Yvette Bates of Berkeley (38-0 1/2) and Gayle Wadsworth of Hawthorne (37-11 1/4). 400 Denean Howard (Kennedy, Granada Hills) 52.39 (Nat'l) (old 53.04, D. Howard, 1980) 1600 Polly Plumer (University, Irvine) 4:39.92 (Nat'l) (old 4:42.43, Plumer, 1981) 300 LH Gayle Kellon (Walnut) 41.09 (Nat'l) (old 42.25, Williams, 1981) TJ Wendy Brown (Woodside) 39-8 3/4 (new event) HIGHLIGHTS Denean Howard of Kennedy came within an eyelash of pulling off the first-ever 100-200-400 triple. She easily qualified for all three finals. The first final was the 100 and Denean was just barely beaten by Gervaise McCraw of Ganesha, Pomona 11.69 to 11.70 (about 3 inches). Third was Monica Taylor of Grant, Sacramento in 11.78. Denean's next race was the 400 where she set a National record. About 13 minutes later the 200 started, which she won in the wind-aided time of 23.59. Following her were Zelda Johnson of Garey, Pomona (23.65) and LTanya Dawkins of Dorsey, LA (24.03). Gervaise McCraw had false-started in the 200 trials and was thus not in the race. The 800 was a very competitive race between Rennie Durand of Laguna Beach (2:06.36) and Jessica Spies of Livermore (2:06.95). Well back in third was Trescia Palmer of Westchester, LA in 2:08.05. Vickie Cook (Alemany, Mission Hills) won her third consecutive 3200 in 10:16.27, about 4 seconds off her Meet record. Denise Ball of Newbury Park was fairly close behind (10:17.90) but the rest of the field were out of sight of the winner. Third place went to Tania Fischer of Chaminade, Canoga Park in 10:28.63. The 100 low hurdles were won by Natalie Spinks of Skyline, Oakland in 13.88. Finishing behind her were Leslie Maxie of Mills (14.00), Ruth Whitehead of Berkeley (14.01), and CeCe Chandler of Elsinore (14.05). Dorsey of LA won both relays in excellent times. In the 400 relay, their team of Michelle Stewart, Inger Peterson, soph Andrea Rolfe, and LaTanya Dawkins won in 45.42, followed by Berkeley (46.16) and Ganesha (46.26). In the 1600 relay, Dorsey won in 3:41.72 over Ganesha (3:43.26), Berkeley (3:46.64), and Manual Arts, LA (3:46.55). The Dorsey team was Paulette Willis (56.1), Inger Peterson (56.3), Michelle Stewart (55.3), and Andrea Rolfe (54.1). Ganesha was anchored by Gervaise McCraw in 52.8. The shot put looked easy for Natalie Kaaiawahia (Fullerton) as she won her third straight crown at 50-3, about a foot and a half short of her Meet record. Trailing Natalie were Dot Jones of Hilmar (45-10 1/2), Jacqui Sheffield of Eisenhower, Rialto (44-8 1/2), and Jill Crisler of Gunn, Palo Alto (44-5 1/2). Katrina Johnson of Marshall, Pasadena succeeded in defending her high jump crown, winning again at 5-11. Second went to two freshmen, Latrese Johnson of Clovis and Leslie Maxie of Mills, both at 5-9. The long jump was a close competition with only about 6 inches separating the top 3. Triple-jump winner Wendy Brown of Woodside won at 19-10 1/2, followed by Yvette Bates of Berkeley (19-7 1/4) and high-jump winner Katrina Johnson of Marshall (19-4 3/4). The discus field was fairly spread out. Jacque Norton of Mission Viejo was the winner at 160-2. Second went to Karen Nickerson of Cordova (155-10) and third to Toni Lutjens of Righetti, Santa Maria (151-8). No one else surpassed 146 feet. TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (Meet scored 10-8-6-4-2-1) Although they didn't win a single event, Berkeley won their second straight team title easily with 48 points. Yvette Bates contributed 18 of these with two seconds and a fifth. Also scoring points for Berkeley were Ruth Whitehead, Nedrea Rodgers, and Lana Rice. Dorsey of LA finished second with 30 points, including wins in both relays. Kennedy of Granada Hills finished third at 28, with all points coming from Danean Howard. She became the highest girls' scorer in Meet history, surpassing Jodi Anderson of Washington, LA (1974-76). Kennedy was followed by Ganesha of Pomona (24), Woodside (20), and Mills of Millbrae (18), with all points from frosh Maxie. Berkeley 48 pts 8-2nd in 400 relay 6-3rd in 1600 relay 18-Bates, 2nd in LJ, 2nd in TJ, 5th in 100 LH 10-Whitehead, 3rd in 100 LH, 4th in 300 LH 5-Rodgers, 4th in 200, 6th in 100 1-Rice, 6th in 400 Dorsey, LA 30 10-1st in 400 relay 10-1st in 1600 relay 6-Dawkins, 3rd in 200 4-Rolfe, 4th in 400 Calif State Meet Results Track & Field News, Yearly Top Marks List (.JPG) Track & Field News, HS All-Americans (.JPG) xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

1983 - MEMORIAL STADIUM, BAKERSFIELD; SAT, JUNE 4

After twenty years of great success with a two-day State Meet, the State Track and Field Championships returned to a one-day meet. Qualifying consisted of two-day meets in Northern and Southern California. Nine qualifiers per event advanced to the State Meet, five from the South and four from the North. This change was made in an attempt to save money. The State Meet, the 65th, opened with only one male defending champion returning, Maurice Crumby of Balboa, SF in the high jump. Last year's winner in the 200, Antonio Manning of Hamilton, LA, injured his hamstring in the Southern qualifying meet and did not advance. Other notable returnees included Eric Reynolds of Camarillo (2nd in the 3200), Jim Frey of Yreka (2nd) and Joe Manuel of Bonita Vista (3rd) in the 1600, Kimmie James of Richmond (3rd in the 800), and Melvin Hempstead of Valley, Sacramento (3rd in the polevault). In a big surprise, last year's 2nd placer in the pole vualt, Doug Fraley of Clovis West, did not qualify. Perhaps the most anticipated races were the hurdles events in which three of the 1982 top finishers returned in each. The high hurdle field included Erick Montogery of Independence, SJ (4th), Mark Boyd of St. Mary's, Berkeley (5th), and Rod Green of Palo Alto (6th). Danny Harris of Perris (3rd) joined Montgomery (4th) and Boyd (5th) in the low hurdle field. Roughly 8,500 spectators were on hand. STATE MEET RECORDS Two Meet records were set in the boys' competition. Danny Harris of Perris set a Meet and National record of 35.52 in the low hurdles. His time broke the old record of 35.76 held by Tony Atkins of Walnut. This record will not be broken since next year the competition will switch to the 300 intermediate hurdles. In the 400 relay, the best electronic time ever in the State Meet was turned in by Edison of Fresno. They clocked 40.83, with a team of Todd Cowings, Elbert Woods, Larry Walker, and Darnell Wheeler. This is likely superior to the 41.0 for 440 yards run by Wilson of SF in 1973. 300 LH Danny Harris (Perris) 35.52 (Nat'l) (old 35.76, Atkins, 1982) 400 Relay Edison, Fresno 40.83 (old 40.8 (converted), Wilson, 1973) HIGHLIGHTS Steve Jones of Burbank, Sacramento and Henry Thomas of Hawthorne traded wins in the 100 and 200. Jones won the 100 in 10.64 with Thomas a close second at 10.66. Thomas took the 200 in a time of 21.02 with Jones second at 21.19. Both sprinters were sophomores! Ray Brown of Muir, Pasadena (10.79) took third in the 100 with Aaron Jenkins of Edison, Stockton (10.87) fourth. Ken Henderson of Berkeley (21.80) edged Darryl Usher of San Mateo (21.83) for third in the 200. Larry Walker of Edison, Fresno won the 400 with a time of 47.03. Finishing behind him were Daymon Lee of South Gate (47.26), Kerry Threets of Westmoor, Daly City (47.41), and Mark Howard of Long Beach Poly (47.59) Kimmie James of Richmond, who finished 3rd in the 800 in 1982, won this time with a fine clocking of 1:50.63. Second place went to Tyrone McCullouch of Long Beach Poly in 1:51.16. Tom Ellsworth of Point Loma, San Diego (1:52.36) and Alfred Burkes of Mt. Eden, Hayward (1:52.56) finished third and fourth. Jim Frey of Yreka, who finished second last year, improved his time to 4:08.82 to win the 1600. Frey's margin of victory was over two seconds as Ron Harris of Eisenhower, Rialto (4:10.89) and Richard Graves of Lakewood, Long Beach (4:11.91) finished behind him. Eric Reynolds of Camarillo was an easy winner in the 3200. Reynolds' time of 8:54.75 demolished a fine field of distance runners which included Rene Perez of Woodland, second in 9:04.66, Jesus Gutierrez of Pasadena, third in 9:05.74, and Grant Foster of Monta Vista, Cupertino, fourth in 9:08.69. In the 1982 State Meet, Danny Harris of Perris, Erick Montgomery of Independence, and Mark Boyd of St. Mary's finished 3rd through 5th respectively in the 300 meter low hurdles. This year they finished in the same order, with Harris setting a National record of 35.52, followed by Montgomery (36.13), Boyd (36.14), and Raymond Young of Hawthorne (36.41). Mark Boyd won the high hurdles in 13.93. Mo Hill of Stagg, Stockton was second in 14.07. Danny Harris edged Erick Montgomery for third as both were clocked in 14.13. Edison of Fresno set a Meet record in the 400 relay at 40.83. Hawthorne was a close second in 40.87. Berkeley (40.98) and McLane of Fresno (41.27) followed. The 1600 relay was outstanding. Hawthorne won in 3:10.11, the second fastest time in Meet histroy. Their team consisted of Alonzo McGee, Miguel Torrente, Sean Kelly, and Henry Thomas (46.0 anchor). Danny Harris with an anchor leg of 45.5 led Perris to second place with a fine 3:10.33, the third fastest time in Meet history. Third place went to Long Beach Poly in 3:13.4. Compton edged Muir for fourth place as both teams clocked 3:14.1. Maurice Crumby of Balboa, SF successfully defended his high jump title as he cleared 7-2 to win. Ken Burke of Westlake jumped 7-1 to take second. Sean Chambers of Highlands, Sacramento and Doug Dreibelbis of Foothills, Tustin tied for third at 6-10. Johnny Cleveland of Soquel was a clear winner in the long jump as he leaped 24-6 1/2. Anthony Bailous of Canoga Park and Henry Green of Inglewood both jumped 23-11 3/4, Bailous placing second with a better second-best jump. Mark Boyd of St. Mary's jumped 23-3 3/4 for fourth and thus placed in his third event. Torrey Barr (McLane, Fresno) and Byron Patterson (St. Mary's, Berkeley) engaged in a spirited triple jump competition. Barr won with a jump of 50-2 1/2. Patterson finished at 49-10. David Puffer (Grant, Sacramento) was third at 49-0 1/2. Mike Kibort of Saratoga vaulted 16-6 to win the pole vault title. His vault was the second highest in Meet history, behind only Anthony Curran's 17-0 1/2 in 1978. Melvin Hempstead of Valley, Sacramento, third last year, cleared 15-10 for second. Mark Hill (Sunny Hills, Fullerton) and Andy Avellar (Fremont, Sunnyvale) finished third and fourth at 14-8. Curt Siscel of Vacaville was an easy winner in the shot put. His throw of 63-9 1/2 was almost 3 1/2 feet farther than the second place throw of 60-3 3/4 by Mike Moye of Desert, Edwards. John Bender of Shafter was third at 60-1. Barry Estes of Clovis West won the discus. His winning toss was 183-4. Kevin Richardson of Shafter threw 179-8 for second and Deron Lord of South Pasadena was third with a throw of 176-7. TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (Meet scored 10-8-6-4-2-1) Hawthorne won the team championship with 40 points. Soph Henry Thomas was their leading performer as he had first and second place finishes in the sprints and ran on both relay teams. St. Mary's of Berkeley with Mark Boyd scoring 20 points finished second with 28. Danny Harris with 16 points and an outstanding relay leg paced Perris to third with 26. Edison of Fresno was fourth with 20 and Burbank of Sacramento and Long Beach Poly tied for fifth with 18. Hawthorne 40 pts. 10-1st in 1600 relay 8-2nd in 400 relay 18-Thomas, 1st in 200, 2nd in 100 4-Young, 4th in LH St. Mary's, Berkeley 28 20-Boyd, 1st in HH, 3rd in LH, 4th in LJ 8-Patterson, 2nd in TJ Perris 26 8-2nd in 1600 relay 16-Harris, 1st in LH, 3rd in HH 2-Flenaugh, 5th in LH

GIRLS' MEET

This was the 10th State Meet in which girls competed, and Bekersfield coincidentally was the site of the first girls' meet in 1974. A number of outstanding athletes were returning. Probobly foremost was Natalie Kaaiawahia of Fullerton. She had won the shot put as a freshman, both the shot and discus as a sophomore, and the shot again as a junior. Now as a senior, she had qualified in both the shot put and discus and had a chance of matching Bud Houser (1920-1922) with the most gold medals ever in State Meet history (6). Other top athletes returning included Wendy Brown of Woodside (first in both the long jump and triple jump last year), Gayle Kellon of Walnut (first in the 300 lows), Yvette Bates of Berkeley (second in both the long and triple jumps), and Leslie Maxie of Mills, Millbrae (second in the 100 lows and third in the 400). In addition, Cory Schubert of Del Mar, San Jose had been setting new records all year in the distance events, and was favored in both the 1600 and 3200. Her best in the 3200 was 10:04.20, about 15 seconds faster than anyone else entered. The team title looked easy for Berkeley for the 3rd straight year. It appeared that their closest competition would come from Woodside's sole entry, Wendy Brown, who would compete in four events (LJ, TJ, HJ, 100 LH). STATE MEET RECORDS With competition lasting only one day, no one had to hold anything back, and Meet records were set in four events. Cory Schubert of Del Mar, SJ dominated the 3200 and broke the old record by more than 4 seconds, winning the 10:08.14. She was far ahead of 2nd-placer Wendy Sihner of Miramonte, Orinda (10:30.05). Third was Sandy Blakeslee of Vista, SD in 10:32.62. The other three records were in the field events. Natalie Kaaiawahia (Fullerton) added nearly a foot to her shot put record, throwing 52-7 1/2. This was the fourth year she had won the shot. Pam Alexander of Arlington, Riverside was second at 45-2 1/2 and Cindy Niko of Mt. Eden, Hayard third at 44-11 3/4. Wendy Brown of Woodside won her second triple-jump crown and broke her own record with a leap of 40-3. Close behind were Carole Jones of Chino at 39-7 and Renita Robinson of Manual Arts, LA at 39-0 3/4. The final record was in the high jump, where Tonya Mendonca of Mt. Whitney, Visalia cleared 6-1 to break the old record by an inch. Second and third went to Julie Wiegmann of Crescenta Valley and Rachael Bray of Los Altos, both at 5-9, Wendy Brown of Woodside managed only 5-6 and ended 8th. 3200 Schubert (Del Mar, San Jose) 10:08.14 (old 10:12.31, Cook, 1981) SP Kaaiawahia (Fullerton) 52-7 1/2 (old 51-8 1/2, Kaaiawahia, 1981) TJ Brown (Woodside) 40-3 (old 39-8 3/4, Brown, 1982) HJ Mendonca (Mt. Whitney, Visalia) 6-1 (old 6-0, Lysaght, 1980) HIGHLIGHTS The sprints belonged to Lisa Winston of Jordan, Long Beach. She won the 100 in 11.73 and the 200 in 23.83. Trailing her in the 100 were Monica Taylor of Grant, Sacramento (11.75) and Gail Devers of Sweetwater, San Diego (11.91). Two through four in the 200 went to Pam Qualls of Burbank, Sacramento (24.05), Robin Simmons of Crenshaw, LA (24.25), and Diane Pullins of Dorsey, LA (24.26). Sophomore Leslie Maxie of Mills, Millbrae won the 400 in 53.19 over another soph, Chewuakii "Choo Choo" Knighten of Locke, LA (53.27). Third, well back, was Nedrea Rodgers of Berkeley in 54.10. The 800 wasn't even close. Keri Zaleski of Millikan, Long Beach won easily in 2:06.41, coming close to the Meet record of 2:06.08. She was trailed by Trescia Palmer of Westchester, LA (2:07.84) and Kristen Dowell of Santa Teresa, SJ (2:09.05). Cory Schubert had a tough time doubling, after her easy win in the 3200. In the 1600, she was in 3rd place with 50 yards to go, but won in a photo finish in 4:44.93. Close behind were Julie Seleine of University, Irvine (4:45.00) and Paula Bresnan of Kennedy, Granada Hills (4:45.02). Fourth was Nanette Garcia of Silver Creek, SJ in 4:46.74. The order of finish in the 100 hurdles was opposite that of the 400, with "Choo Choo" Knighten of Locke defeating Leslie Maxie of Mills 13.88 to 13.99. Third went to Debbie Dudwig of Clovis West, Fresno in 14.16. Multi-event performer Wendy Brown of Woodside false-started out of the race. The 300 hurdles belonged again to Meet record-holder Gayle Kellon of Walnut as she won easily in 41.71. Second was Gail Devers of Sweetwater (42.33) and third was Roberta Eccles of Gunderson, SJ (43.41). The 400 relay was close. Hawthorne's team of Monique Burrell, Kim Grant, Tami Allen, and Judy Hall wn in 46.56 edging out Berkeley (46.69). Kennedy of Granada Hills was third in 47.21. The 1600 relay was not nearly as close. Dorsey of LA triumphed easiy in 3:46.24. Their team consisted of Junea White, Andrea Rolfe, Kysa Paul, and Diane Pullins. Trailing Doresy were Millikan, LB in 3:47.89 and Crensaw, LA in 3:48.24. Gail Devers of Sweetwater added to her 2nd place in the 300 hurdles and 3rd place in the 100 by winning the long jump at 19-6. Close behind were Yvette Bates of Berkeley (19-5 3/4) and triple-jump winner Wendy Brown of Woodeside (19-5 1/2). Winning the discus at 170-1 was Natalie Kaaiawahia of Fullerton. This made six first-place finishes for her in State Meets, and tied her with Bud Houser for the most points ever scored. Trailing in the discus were Toni Lutjens of Righetti, Santa Maria (156-5) and Lenora Barnes of Burroughs, Ridgecrest (155-0). No one else broke 150 feet. TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (Meet scored 10-8-6-4-2-1) Berkeley won their 3rd straight title, but it was not the runaway that was expected. Berkeley scored 29 points, with 14 coming from Yvette Bates, 6 from Nedrea Rodgers, and 1 from Lana Rice. Tied for second at 24 were Del Mar (mostly Schubert) and Sweetwater (Devers). Tied for fourth at 20 were Fullerton (Kaaiawahia) and Jordan of Long Beach (Winston). Wendy Brown's false start in the 100 hurldes cost Woodside valuable points and they ended with 16, tied for 9th place with Dorsey. It is interesting to note that if the Meet had been scored 5-3-2-1 as all the early meets were, Berkeley would have ended 5th instead of 1st and there would have been a four-way tie for 1st. Berkeley 29 pts. 8-2nd in 400 relay 14-Bates, 2nd in LJ, 4th in TJ, 5th in 100 LH 6-Rodgers, 3rd in 400 1-Rice, 6th in 400 Del Mar, San Jose 24 20-Schubert, 1st in 1600, 1st in 3200 2-Davis, 5th in 800 2-Atencio, 5th in HJ Sweetwater, SD 24 24-Devers, 1st in LJ, 2nd in 300 LH, 3rd in 100 Calif State Meet Results(.HTM) Calif State Meet Results(.JPG) Track & Field News, Yearly Top Marks List (.JPG) Track & Field News, HS All-Americans (.JPG) xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

1984 - LOS ANGELES COLISEUM; SAT, JUNE 2

For the first time in 20 years, the State Meet returned to the Los Angeles Coliseum, site of the 1932 and soon the 1984 Olympic Games. Excitement was high. This year's meet, the 66th ended the two year experiment with a one-day meet. Next year's meet returns to the more popular two-day meet. Three defending champions were eligible for the 1984 track season, Steve Jones (Burbank, Sacramento) in the 100, Henry Thomas (Hawthorne) in the 200, and Johnny Cleveland (Soquel) in the long jump. However, only Henry Thomas made it to the State Meet. Steve Jones was injured in a qualifying meet and Johnny Cleveland, the state leader at the time, finished 6th in his qualifying meet. In addition to Thomas, who also finished second in the 1983 100, there were three other 2nd place finishers returning. These were Daymon Lee (South Gate, LA) in the 400, Kevin Richardson (Shafter) in the discus, and Kenny Burke (Westlake, LA) in the high jump. The team title looked like Hawthorne for sure, behind Thomas and their top-notch hurdler, Raymond Young. Pasadena and Berkeley were picked 2nd and 3rd, well back. STATE MEET RECORDS Two State Meet records were set, and a third record established in a new event. Henry Thomas of Hawthorne accounted for two new sprint records. He won the 100 meters in 10.44 to break Fabian Cooper's mark of 10.50 and the 200 meters where his electronic time of 20.77 is considered superior to the hand-timed 20.7 for 220 yards of Mel Gray. The third record went to George Porter of Cabrillo, who won the 300 meter intermediate hurdles in 36.10. This event replaced the 300 lows, run since 1975. 100 Henry Thomas (Hawthorne) 10.44 (old 10.50, Cooper, 1982) 200 Henry Thomas (Hawthorne) 20.77 (old 20.6 (converted), Gray, 1967) 300 IH George Porter (Cabrillo, Lompoc) 36.10 (new event) HIGHLIGHTS Henry Thomas of Hawthorne was outstanding. He won the 100 and 200 in Meet record times of 10.44 and 20.77 and anchored Hawthorne's winning 1600 relay team. Thomas dominated the sprints. Trailing him in the 100 were Andre Hunter (Berkeley) in 10.69 and Kevin Owens (Foothill, Sac) in 10.75. In the 200, it was Darron Norris (El Camino, Oceanside) 2nd in 21.09 and a tie for 3rd between Owens and Elliot Dunning (Santa Ana Valley) at 21.40. Chip Rish of Marina, Huntington Beach was a clear winner in the 400 in 46.82. Rish easily outdistanced Andre Hunter of Berkeley (47.69) and Eric Schermerhorn of Woodbridge, Irvine (47.74). Schermerhorn had an excuse, however, since he had won the 800 earlier. His winning time was 1:49.61. This was the best double in the 400-800 since Rick Brown won both in 1970. Daymon Lee (South Gate, LA) was second (1:49.84). Third place went to Andy Sims of Dana Hills in 1:51.42. Roman Gomez of Belmont, LA also had an outstanding day on the track. Like Thomas, he was a double winner, taking the tough 1600-3200 double for only the second time in Meet history. The only other time was by Rich Kimball in 1974. Gomez won the 3200 first in 8:58.91, with Jesus Gutierrez of Pasadena second in 9:00.30 and Matt Guisto of San Mateo third in 9:05.20. Approximately 80 minutes later, Gomez won the 1600 in 4:09.05 over a fine field which included Jim Ortiz (Barstow) second in 4:10.10, Dan Holmes (Santa Barbara) third in 4:10.14, and Victor Calen (El Modena, Orange) fourth in 4:10.99. The high hurdles produced the day's closest finish as only 5/100 seconds separated the first four finishers. Raymond Young of Hawthorne won in 14.32. He was closely followed by Harry Johnson (Blair, Pasadena) in 14.33, Kevin Young of Cabrillo won the 300 intermediate hurdles, a new event, in 36.10. Raymond Young, the high hurdle winner, was second in 36.80. Gordon Bugg of West Covina took third in 36.84. The 400 meter relay lost some of the pre-race excitement when Hawthorne, the state leader at 40.82, was disqualified in the Southern California championships. However, Berkeley did not let Hawthorne's absence affect them as they won in a fine 40.93. Manual Arts (41.19), Muir (41.28), and Crenshaw (41.54) finished behind the Berkeley team on Donald Davis, Ken Henderson, Andre Hunter, and Anthony Usher. Hawthorne won the 1600 meter relay with the second best time in Meet history, 3:09.45. Hawthorne's team was composed of Michael Graham, Raymond Young, Sean Kelly, and Henry Thomas. Long Beach Poly (3:14.39) was far behind in second and Fremont, LA (3:14.68) came in third. Joe Richardson of Pasadena was the Meet's outstanding field performer. Richardson won both the long jump and the triple jump by almost a foot each. His winning jumps were 24-11 and 51-8 1/4. He became the 2nd male in Meet history to sweep these events, following Dokie Williams (1978). Henry Green of Inglewood jumped 23-11 3/4 for second in the long jump. Chris Hale of Monrovia took third with 23-2 1/4. Terence Strong and David Sanders, both of Bakersfield, went 2-3 in the triple jump with leaps of 50-8 and 49-9 1/2. Kenny Burke of Westlake improved on his 1983 2nd place by winning the high jump at 7-0. He was followed by Jeff Rogers (Overfelt, SJ) at 6-11 and Mike Anderson (Burroughs, Burbank) at 6-10. Ivar Moen (Los Gatos), a foriegn exchange student from Norway, cleared 16-2 to win the pole vault. George Bassett of Saratoga was second at 15-10 and Chuch Houde of Simi Valley was third at 15-6. Brian Bluteich of Capistrano Valley won the shotput (64-7 3/4) by nearly a foot over Greg Aikenhead of Mission Viejo (63-8 1/2). Third place was won by John Bender of Shafter at 62-3 3/4. The closest discus competition in years was won by Tambi Winj (Fountain Valley) with a throw of 185-11. Kurt Holden of Hart, Newhall was a close second at 185-1. Kevin Richardson of Shafter, last year's number 2, was 3rd (183-11) and Pete Thompson of Cupertino was 4th (181-6). TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (Meet scored 10-8-6-4-2-1) Hawthorne's 52 points gave them the team championship for the second year in a row. Henry Thomas scored 20 and Raymond Young 18. Berkeley, led by Andre Hunter, was second with 31 points. Pasadena was third as Joe Richardson scored 20 of their 28 points. Belmont of LA with 20, behind Roman Gomez and his two wins, was fourth and Bakersfield was fifth with 18. Hawthorne 52 pts 10-1st in 1600 relay 20-Thomas, 1st in 100, 1st in 200 18-Young, 1st in HH, 2nd in IH 4-Graham, 4th in IH Berkeley 31 10-1st in 400 relay 4-4th in 1600 relay 16-Hunter, 2nd in 100, 2nd in 400 1-Henderson, 6th in 200 Pasadena 28 20-Richardson, 1st in LJ, 1st in TJ 8-Gutierrez, 2nd in 3200

GIRLS' MEET

This was the first State Meet held in the Los Angeles Coliseum where girls had a chance to participate, and there was a lot of excitement. The last State Meet here was in 1964, boys only. A long time lapse, plus the knowledge that the 1984 Olympic Games would be held in this stadium in about two months. Five winners from last year's Meet returned. These were Leslie Maxie of Mills, Millbrae (400), Kerri Zaleski of Millikan, LB (800), Choo Choo Knighten of Locke, LA (100 hurdles), Gail Devers of Sweetwater, SD (LJ), and Wendy Brown of Woodside (TJ). Brown held the State Meet record in the TJ at 40-3. Each of these girls had qualified in more than one event. Maxie was entered in both hurdle events, Zaleski in the 800 and 1600 relay, Knighten in the 100, 200, 100 H, and 1600 relay. Devers in the 100, 100 H, and LJ, Brown in the 100 H, high jump, long jump, and triple jump. The team title looked like Compton would win. They were led by Trena Hull, an outstanding 800 and 1600 competitor. Picked second was Locke and third Woodside. Wendy Brown was Woodside's only entrant. STATE MEET RECORDS Six State Meet records, an amazing number which included two National records, were set in a fantastic day of track and field. The first National record was set by Gail Devers of Sweetwater in the 100 low hurdles as she knocked 0.30 off the old record by winning in 13.41. Following here were Wendy Brown of Woodside in 13.59 and Choo Choo Knighten of Locke in 13.61, both also under the old record. The other National mark was in the triple jump, where Wendy Brown (Woodside) won with a great mark of 42-10 1/2. She was pushed to the limit by Yvette Bates of Berkeley, who jumped 42-6 1/2w. Third went to Sheila Hudson of Rio Linda at 40-4. Wendy Brown was also responsible for two other State Meet records. She won the long jump at 20-9 3/4, adding an inch to the record, and the high jump at 6-1 1/4, adding a quarter inch. This was likely the greatest field event performance in State Meet history, three Meet records in a time span of about 5 hours! Second and third in the long jump went to Gail Devers of Sweetwater (20-6 1/4) and Yvette Bates of Berkeley (19-7 1/2). Placers two through four in the high jump all cleared 5-10. Second was Beth Vidakovits of St. Francis, Mt. View, third Yleana Carrasco, of Anaheim, and fourth Latrese Johnson of Clovis. The other two State records were set on the track. Trena Hull of Compton won the 800 in a time of 2:04.91, breaking the old mark by 1.17 seconds. It was an exciting race, with last year's winner, Kerri Zaleski of Millikan, a close contender for most of the way. She finished 2nd in 2:05.87. Those two dominated. Third was Kristen Dowell of Santa Teresa, SJ in 2:09.94. Finally, Leslie Maxie of Mills betered Gail Kellon's fine record of 41.09 in the 300 hurdles by running 40.90. She won easily over Michelle Taylor of Ganesha, Pomona (41.44) and Mellisa King of Fremont, LA (42.55). 100 LH Gail Devers (Sweetwater) 13.41 (Nat'l) (old 13.71, Sanders, 1981) Triple Jump Wendy Brown (Woodside) 42-10 1/2 (Nat'l) (old 40-3, Brown, 1983) Long Jump Wendy Brown (Woodside) 20-9 3/4 (old 20-8 3/4, Harmon, 1980) High Jump Wendy Brown (Woodside) 6-1 1/4 (old 6-1, Mendonca, 1983) 800 Trena Hull (Compton) 2:04.91 (old 2:06.08, Curtis, 1981) 300 LH Leslie Maxie (Mills, Millbrae) 40.90 (old 41.09, Kellon, 1982) HIGHLIGHTS The short sprints were split between Gail Devers (Sweetwater) and Paulette Blalock (Compton). Devers won the 100 in 11.51, beating Pam Qualls of Burbank, Sac (11.63) and Sara Parros of Santa Monica (11.73). Blalock won the 200 in 23.59 over Qualls (23.77) and Tesha Giddens of Locke, LA (23.97). The 400 was a big win for Choo Choo Knighten of Locke. She won convincingly in 52.67, way ahead of Linetta Wilson of Muir, Pasadena (53.89) and Andrea Rolfe of Dorsey, LA (54.25). Trena Hull (Compton) tried to double in the 800 and 1600, but her record run in the 800 took a little too much out of her. Hull finished 2nd in the 1600 (4:47.70), slightly behind winner Shannon Clark of Mt. View and her 4:47.62. Third place went to Noreen De Bettencourt of Carondelet, Concord in 4:50.71. The 3200 wasn't much of a race. Kirsten O'Hara of Palos Verdes left everyone else way behind and won in 10:11.62. This was only about 3 seconds off the State Meet record, and if pressed she likely could have broken it. Second and third went to Maureen Winner of Torrey Pines, Del Mar (10:40.12) and Joni Mooney of Vacaville (10:45.81). Both relays were good races, and Southern California teams dominated. Hawthorne won the 400 relay in 45.99. Their runners were Monique Burrell, Tami Allen, Felecia Price, and Kim Grant. In 2nd place was Muir in 46.61. Choo Choo Knighten was a big factor in Locke's win in the 1600 relay. Locke won by over 2 seconds in 3:38.65 behind four juniors, Tesha Giddens, Laura Culliver, Angie Sims, and Knighten. They missed the State Meet record of 3:37.71 by less than a second. Second place went to Compton (3:40.76) and third to Milikan, LA (3:43.35). Wendy Brown won all the field events except the shot put and discus. The winner in the shot put was Pam Alexander of Arlington, Riverside (46-3 1/2), followed by Latonia Floyd of Oak Grove, SJ (45-0 1/4). No one else threw over 44 feet. Stacy Hom of Cordova, Sac won the discus by a big margin, throwing 159-1 to 143-5 by second-placer Yvette Brown of Vacaville. Third was China Blockton of Burbank, Sac at 142-2. TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (Meet scored 10-8-6-4-2-1) Behind the fantastic performance of Wendy Brown, Woodside won the team title with 38 points. Brown, Woodside's sole entrant, won the triple jump, long jump, and high jump and placed 2nd in the 100 hurdles. She became the highest point scorer in a single Meet and also the highest career point scorer in Meet history, for both boys and girls. On a 5-3-2-1 point basis, Brown ended her career with 35 points. She easily surpassed the previous high of 30 points shared by Bud Houser of Oxnard (1920-1922) and Natalie Kaaiawahia of Fullerton (1980-1983). Trailing Woodside for the team title were Compton and Locke tied at 36. Tied for fourth at 28 were Sweetwater of National City and Burbank of Sacramento. Woodside 38 pts. 38-Brown, 1st in TJ, 1st in LJ, 1st in HJ, 2nd in 100 LH Compton 36 8-2nd in 1600 relay 18-Hull, 1st in 800, 2nd in 1600 10-Blalock, 1st in 200 Locke, LA 36 10-1st in 1600 relay 20-Knighten, 1st in 400, 3rd in 100 LH, 4th in 100 6-Giddens, 3rd in 200 Calif State Meet Results Track & Field News, Yearly Top Marks List (.JPG) Track & Field News, HS All-Americans (.JPG) xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

1985 - SACRAMENTO; FRI & SAT, MAY 31 & JUNE 1

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1986 - CERRITOS COLLEGE, NORWALK; FRI & SAT, JUNE 6 & JUNE 7

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1987 - SACRAMENTO; FRI & SAT, JUNE 5 & JUNE 6

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1988 - CERRITOS COLLEGE, NORWALK; FRI & SAT, JUNE 3 & JUNE 4

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1989 - CERRITOS COLLEGE, NORWALK; FRI & SAT, JUNE 2 & JUNE 3

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1990 - CERRITOS COLLEGE, NORWALK; FRI & SAT, JUNE 1 & JUNE 2

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1991 - CERRITOS COLLEGE, NORWALK; FRI & SAT, MAY 31 & JUNE 1

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1992 - CERRITOS COLLEGE, NORWALK; FRI & SAT, JUNE 5 & JUNE 6

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1993 - CERRITOS COLLEGE, NORWALK; SAT, JUNE 19

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1994 - CERRITOS COLLEGE, NORWALK; FRI & SAT, JUNE 3 & JUNE 4

from DyeStatCal (06/02/04) 1994 State Meet - a decade ago the State gathered at Cerritos College - 1993 had been the year of the famous "rain-out" with the state meet coming back to Cerritos for a beautiful '94 version, with some great action. Muir, under Coach Clyde Turner, took the boys' title, with a very strong team that had 36 points to take the two win total of 20 for Redlands (Pat Johnson sprints) and San Diego (Meb Keflizighi distances). The Girls title was won by Skyline of Oakland, with Coach Darrell Hampton's squad also a strong 36 point total over the 32 of city rival Bishop O'Dowd, 24 of LB Poly, and 22 of Muir's girls. There was some great action on the track and in the field: Boys Sprints - great rivalry had developed between Inland Empire Southern Section stars Bryan Howard (Canyon Springs) and Pat Johnson (Redlands), with Howard 10.32 and Pat 10.39 in qualifying in the 100. Unfortunately Howard false-started out of the finals and Johnson cruised a 10.43 win. In the 200 Howard was obviously quite emotional, blasting the turn, with Johnson racing him down 21.01-21.14. Pat is still playing football in the NFL after college at Oregon. 400 - James Davis (Wood, Vacaville) was 47.10 coming in and a slight favorite, with Andre DeSaussure (Taft, Woodland Hills) out at 22.2 here in the finals before James ran him down to win in 46.96, a seasonal best. 800 - Soph Michael Granville (Bell Gardens) followed frosh pace-setter Obea Moore (Muir), with the age-group rivals in a familiar setting in the finals of the 2 lap event. Obea had run 47.14 in the eighth grade, but used to alternate events yearly, with his frosh year a two lap championship year. Moore was out in 52.4 here, with the pack close at 1:21.3 at the 600 before Granville flew by, a 1:49.82 winner over Vondre Armour (Bakersfield) 1:50.11, with Obea 1:53.84 in 7th at the finish. Granville had run 1:48.98 for a National Class record earlier in the year. 1600-3200 - Had to group these, as San Diego rivals Meb Keflizighi (San Diego) and Mark Hauser (St. Augustine) would meet once again, with Meb attempting to take the four and eight lap events both! He had run 4:06.15 and 8:51.8 in the Section finals so it was possible, with a Friday 1600 heat here added to the weekend mix. Hauser looked strong after the field came through 1200m at 3:08.7, racing 29.5 for the next half lap, but Keflizighi ran him down during a sub 59 second last lap to win 4:07.87-4:08.52 (Michael Stember Jesuit - 4th fastest soph ever in US History) and Hauser 4:08.97! Meb showed his dominance with the lead in the 3200 at 4:31.8 after four laps, then blasting the 9th 200 in 32.5 to further pull away, eventually an 8:58.11-9:03.19 winner over Antonio Arce (Palmdale). Meb went on to UCLA and current Olympic level glory after this super prep start. 110mHH - Upland's Gerimi Burleigh emerged a narrow winner over Southern Section rival Delewis Johnson (Nogales, La Puente) 13.93w (+2.44) - 13.95w, with Ken Haslip of Muir important third place points at 14.07w. 300mIH - Coke Edmond (Bellarmine Prep, San Jose) screamed out at 23.7 for the first half lap of this event before clobbering the seventh hurdle and failing to finish. Muir's Ken Haslip kept his cool, and raced to the win at 37.14. 400m Re - Great first running event had San Diego's El Camino (Oceanside) putting it together for a 41.16 win over Muir (41.24) who nipped SS rival Morningside (41.25) for second! 1600m Re - Muir started a great run of 4x400 teams, with frosh Obea Moore anchoring the 3:12.54 winners with a 46.9 leg, with second back at 3:14.69 (Patrick Henry, SD) HJ - Jeremy Fischer (Camarillo) had a great year with a 7-04 seasonal best. Here, he won on misses at 7-00 over Rich Pitchford (Charter Oak, Covina). PV - Fine competition, with Scott Slover (Del Mar, San Jose) winner at 16-10 over Borya Orloff (St. John Bosco) and Robbie Weighall (Highland, Bakersfield) both at 16-06. LJ - Tyree Washington (La Sierra, Riverside), today one of the world's top 400 meter runners, led qualifying at 23-02 and the finals at 23-09.25w over Art Lloyd (Eisenhower, Rialto) 23-08.5. TJ - Von Ware (Rancho Buena Vista, Vista) was the nation's second best during the regular season with a towering 52-00 best, and he won here at 50-06 over Jamal Chase (Quartz Hill) 49-11. SP - Chris DeMartini (St. Ignatius, SF) took the event at 58-11.5, with Wade Tift (Newport Harbor, Newp Bch) 58-08.25 and Jeremy Lingenfelter (Upland) 58-07.75 close behind! DT - Jeremy Staat (Bakersfield) became the third athlete (Derrick Stevens 1989 - Jeff Buckey 1991-92) to win this event for his school in the last four years! Staat steadily improved during the year to a 183-08 win here over 195-06 thrower Chris DeMartini (St. Ignatius), who finished second this date at 178-02. Girls Sprints - Heather Sumpter (Muir) 11.69 (wind +1.24 mps) nipped SS rival Aminah Haddad (LB Poly) 11.70, with Kelly White (Logan, Union City) next at 11.93. White had been the victim of a knife slashing to the face that required some 300 stitches a few weeks previous, so quite an amazing weekend performance for her! Over 200m, Lakeisha Backus (LB Wilson), who had false-started out of Section action in the short sprint, raced to a 23.21 (+1.37) win over Aminah Haddad 23.37. LB Poly’s Andrea Anderson aggravated an injury in the trials and did not race the 100 or 200 finals. 400m - Latasha Gilliam (Pittsburg) raced to a seasonal best 53.93 in leading from the start of the event. 800m - Kristie Johnston (Central, Fresno) led through a 63.6 opening lap and won by nearly two seconds over soccer star, Tiffany Roberts (Carondelet) 2:11.81. 1600m - Elisa (of the Riedy twins - Lori 7th in the finals here) from Mission San Jose was the winner at 4:54.28 with a 66.9 final 400, dominating the event, as second was 4:59.11 by Claire Becker (Bonita Vista, Chula Vista). Mary Cobb (Santa Barbara) took a good spill at 900 meters and was able to get up to finish 8th at 5:07. 3200m - The legend of 1995 - CERRITOS COLLEGE, NORWALK; FRI & SAT, JUNE 2 & JUNE 3 xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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Calif State Meet Results xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx ALPHABETICAL LISTING OF MALE ATHLETES SCORING 10 OR MORE POINTS IN STATE MEETS TOTAL ATHLETE SCHOOL POINTS BY YEAR PTS EVENTS Chris Adams Los Altos 1969-5 1970-7 12 Dis, SP Bernard Allard Fresno 1949-1 1951-5 1952-5 11 HJ Bob Allen Redlands 1919-5 1920-4 1921-5 14 220, 100 Bryant Allen Jefferson, LA 1937-10 10 220, 100 George Anderson Muir, Pasadena 1932-5 1933-5 10 220 Bob Bacon Redondo 1946-10 10 HH, LH Willie Banks Oceanside 1973-5 1974-5 10 TJ Forrest Beaty Hoover, Glendale 1960-1 1961-10 1962-5 16 100, 220 Joe Bills Long Beach 1928-10 10 HH, LH Gerald Blankenship Visalia 1915-10 10 Mile, 880 Chuck Bommarito Crestmoor, 1970-5 1971-8 13* 220, 100 (*2nd & 3rd in '70, 1st & 2nd in '71) San Bruno Robert Bonds Riverside Poly 1960-10 10 HH, LH Don Bowden Lincoln, 1953-5 1954-5 10 880 San Jose Elmer Boyden Vallejo 1920-1 1921-10 11 880, LJ, 440 John Boyle LA & Manual Arts 1918-5 1919-8 13 Dis, SP John Bradley Hoover, Glendale 1947-10 1948-5 15 220, 100 George Brown Jordan, LA 1948-5 1949-6 11 LJ, 220 Reynaldo Brown Compton 1967-5 1968-5 1969-5 15 HJ Rick Brown Los Altos 1970-10 10 880, 440 Bill Bugbee Montebello 1937-5 1938-5 10 LJ Ashley Burch Jordan, LA 1930-5 1931-5 10 220 Harold Busby Muir, Pasadena 1965-10 10 100, 220 Luther Butler Jefferson, LA 1947-5 1948-5 10 440 Bob Cameron Washington, LA 1947-5 1948-5 10 SP Dennis Carr Lowell, Whittier 1962-5 1963-5 10 Mile, 880 Don Carter Franklin, LA 1930-5 1931-5 10 SP Ruben Chappins Excelsior, 1968-5 1969-5 10 2-Mile Norwalk Henry Coggeshall Sacramento & 1923-5 1924-5 10 HJ LA Poly Dedy Cooper Ells, Richmond 1974-6 1975-8 14 HH, LH, 440 Bill Cowings Fowler 1960-10 1961-3 13 220, 100 Maurice Crumby Balboa, SF 1981-2 1982-5 1983-5 12 HJ Anthony Curran Crespi, Encino 1977-5 1978-5 10 PV Charley Daggs Claremont 1919-10 10 HH, LH Tim Danielson Chula Vista 1965-5 1966-5 10 Mile Jack Davis Hoover, Glendale 1949-12 12 HH, LH, HJ Antonio Dobbins Burroughs, 1981-5 1982-5 10 Dis Ridgecrest Foy Draper Huntington Patk 1931-5 1932-6 11 100, 220 Les Eades Hollywood 1924-2 1925-8 10 HH, LH, HJ Dixon Farmer Miramonte, 1958-8 1959-10 18 440, LH Orinda Wilbur Firestone Compton 1948-5 1949-5 10 880 Ralph Gamez Berkeley 1965-5 1966-5 10 2-Mile Edesel Garrison Centennial, 1967-2 1968-8 10 440, 100 Compton Roman Gomez Belmont, LA 1984-10 10 1600, 3200 Mel Gray Montgomery, 1966-1 1967-13 14 100, 220, LJ Santa Rosa Bill Green Cubberley, 1978-5 1979-5 10 440, 100 Palo Alto Gary Green Jefferson, LA 1949-4 1950-8 12 100, 440 Preston Griffin Centennial, 1957-10 10 100, 220 Compton Lincoln Hall Santa Paula 1915-5 1916-6 11 PV, LJ Millard Hampton Silver Creek, SJ 1972-3 1973-3 1974-6 12 220, 100 Junior Hanford Manual Arts, LA 1923-5 1924-5 1925-8 18 440, 100 Jimmy Hines McClymonds, 1964-10 10 100, 220 Oakland Virgil Hooper Lancaster 1931-1 1932-5 1933-5 11 Mile Jud House Riverside Poly 1915-11 11 LH, HH, LJ Bud Houser Oxnard 1920-10 1921-10 1922-10 30 Dis, SP Jack Houston Lincoln, LA 1921-10 10 HH, LH Eric Hulst Laguna Beach 1974-3 1975-5 1976-5 13 2-Mile Charles Jackson Lompoc 1971-10 10 HH, LH James Jackson Alameda 1953-2 1954-10 12 100, 220 Elijah Jefferson Crawford, SD 1973-5 1974-5 1975-3 13 100 Corney Johnson Los Angeles 1931-3 1932-5 1933-5 13 HJ Daniel Jones Palo Verde 1972-10 10 HH, LH Valley Larance Jones Lemoore 1968-2 1969-8 10 440, LH Morton Kaer Red Bluff 1922-8 1923-13 21 LH, HH, LJ Steve Kerho Mission Viejo 1981-3 1982-10 13 HH, LH Colin Kilby Coalinga 1915-2 1916-8 1917-7 17 LH, 880, HH Rich Kimball DeLaSalle, 1974-10 10 Mile, 2-Mile Concord Leamon King Delano 1951-8 1952-3 1953-10 27 100, 220 Roy Kirkpatrick El Centro 1933-8 1934-10 18 LH, HH Al Koenig Huntington Beach 1929-3 1930-7 10 100, 220 Dave Kurrasch Santa Ana & 1974-5 1975-5 10 SP Newp. Harbor Harry Lamport Manual Arts, LA 1915-4 1916-15 19 LH, HH, LJ Gary Lee Long Beach Poly 1978-5 1979-8 13 LH, HH Earl Lockhart Sacramento 1923-10 10 880, Mile David Mack Locke, LA 1978-5 1979-5 10 880 Al Mann Edison, Fresno 1962-1 1963-10 11 LH, 100 Bob Mathias Tulare 1947-1 1948-11 12 HH, LH, SP Earl McCullough Long Beach Poly 1963-2 1964-10 12 LH, HH Carl McCullough Sacramento 1972-13 12 100, LJ, 220 Hugh McElhenny Washington, LA 1947-15 15 HH, LH, LJ Ray Meagher Bakersfield 1941-10 10 LH, LJ Paul Medvin University, LA 1978-5 1979-5 10 Mile Jimmy Meeks Hollywood 1925-2 1926-8 10 HH, LH William Miller San Diego 1927-5 1928-5 1929-5 15 PV Eddie Moeller San Diego 1925-5 1926-8 13 Dis, SP Phil Morentin Visalia 1929-2 1930-5 1931-5 12 Mile Eddie Morris Huntington Beach 1938-5 1939-8 1940-10 23 220, 100 Ronnie Morris Burroughs, 1952-5 1953-5 10 PV Burbank McKinley Mosely Bakersfield 1970-5 1971-5 10 LH, HH Brick Muller San Diego & 1918-5 1919-12 17 HJ, LJ, HH Oakland Tech Billy Mullins Hamilton, LA 1975-5 1976-10 15 220, 100 Manuel Murrell Long Beach Poly 1964-2 1965-10 12 LJ, LH Bud Nash Chino & 1920-5 1921-5 1922-5 15 LJ Huntington Beach Jeff Nelson Burbank 1978-5 1979-5 10 2-Mile Ross Nichols Huntington Beach 1923-5 1924-8 13 HH, LH Charley Paddock Pasadena 1916-10 1917-8 1918-10 28 220, 100 Leon Patterson Taft 1950-2 1951-10 1952-5 17 SP, Dis Norman Paul Santa Ana 1929-8 1930-6 14 LH, LJ Jerry Pearce Berkeley 1918-7 1919-5 12 880, Mile Dave Porath Atwater 1977-3 1978-10 13 Dis, SP Bob Poynter Pasadena 1955-7 1956-8 15 220, 100 Jerry Proctor Muir, Pasadena 1966-2 1967-15 17 LJ, LH, HH John Raitt Fullerton 1935-10 10 SP, FB Throw Joe Richardson Pasadena 1984-10 10 LJ, TJ Ancel Robinson Selma 1951-2 1952-10 12 HH, LH Ken Robinson Berkeley 1980-8 1981-8 16 100, 220 Willie Robinson El Centro 1969-10 10 100, 220 David Russell Henry, SD 1977-10 10 100, 220 Mike Sanford Pasadena 1978-10 1979-8 18 220, 100 Carl Satterfield Manual Arts, LA 1930-5 1931-5 10 880, 440 Erbie Schopper Lincoln, LA 1949-10 10 100, 220 Les Schwobeda Petaluma 1921-3 1922-8 11 880, Mile Mike Schavers Albany 1971-2 1972-8 10 220, 100 Ed Shaw Monrovia 1921-5 1922-10 15 440, HJ Fred Shaw Muir, Pasadena 1973-3 1974-10 13 LH, HH George Shehtanian Tulare 1929-2 1930-9 11 LJ, LH, HH Glen Shoop Jordan, 1940-10 10 LH, LJ Long Beach Don Skinner Manual Arts, LA 1933-5 1934-5 10 LJ Herschel Smith San Fernando 1922-6 1923-5 11 100, 220 Steve Smith South Torrance 1968-5 1969-5 10 PV Tommie Smith Lemoore 1962-4 1963-6 10 440, LJ, 100 Les Steers Palo Alto 1935-5 1936-5 1937-5 15 HJ Dudley Stephens Woodland 1927-3 1928-5 1929-5 13 Dis Bob Stoecker Los Altos 1961-5 1962-5 10 Dis Eddie Sudden Lick Wilmerding, 1919-6 1920-10 16 100, 220 SF George Theodoratus Sacramento 1930-4 1931-8 12 Dis, SP Henry Thomas Hawthorne 1983-8 1984-10 18 200, 100 Wilbur Thompson Modesto 1937-10 10 SP, FB Throw Jack Trout Bakersfield 1938-5 1939-8 13 100, 220 Brent Tubb Cleveland, 1970-5 1971-5 10 Mile Reseda Herbie Turner Alameda 1950-3 1951-1 1952-10 14 220, 100 Steve Turner Glendale 1950-13 13 HH, LH, LJ Phil Underwood Dorsey, LA 1966-10 10 100, 220 Monte Upshaw Piedmont 1953-8 1954-13 21 LJ, LH, HH Don Ward St. Mary's, 1980-10 10 HH, LH Berkeley Hubie Watson Jordan, LA 1958-5 1959-10 1960-2 17 100,220 Wayne Weeks Santa Rosa 1915-7 1916-10 17 SP, Dis Herb Welch Visalia 1927-2 1928-6 1929-5 13 880, Mile Jeddy Welsh Pasadena 1926-2 1927-10 12 LH, HH Cecil White Modesto 1923-5 1924-6 11 SP, Dis Jackie White Santa Ana 1969-6 1970-8 14 220, 100 Jerry White Corcoran 1955-5 1956-7 12 440, 100 Willie White Jefferson, LA 1955-4 1956-10 14 LH, 100 Walter Wickersham Bakersfield 1920-2 1921-2 1922-7 11 220, 100, 440 Dokie Williams El Camino, 1977-5 1978-11 16 TJ, LJ, 100 Oceanside Randy Williams Edison, Fresno 1969-2 1970-3 1971-5 10 LJ Ulis Williams Compton 1960-5 1961-5 10 440 Jimmy Wilson San Diego 1929-10 10 220, 100 Jerry Wilson Roosevelt, 1968-6 1969-10 16 HH, LH Paul Wilson Warren, Downey 1964-5 1965-5 10 PV Frank Wykoff Glendale 1926-2 1927-15 1928-7 24 100, 220, LJ *Points are based on a 5-3-2-1 scoring, and no points from relays are included. ALPHABETICAL LISTING OF FEMALE ATHLETES SCORING 10 OR MORE POINTS IN STATE MEETS TOTAL ATHLETE SCHOOL POINTS BY YEAR PTS* EVENTS Jodi Anderson Washington, LA 1974-5 1975-12 1976-5 22 LJ, 440, LH Yvette Bates Berkeley 1982-6 1983-4 1984-5 15 LJ, TJ Kelia Bolton Hill, SJ 1978-10 10 100, 220 Yvonne Boone Fremont, Oakland 1974-5 1975-5 10 LH Wendy Brown Woodside 1982-10 1983-7 1984-18 35 TJ, LJ, HJ, 100 LH Vickie Cook Alemany, 1979-3 1980-8 1981-5 21 3200, 1600 Mission Hills 1982-5 Kathy Costell Pleasant Hill 1974-5 1975-10 15 880, Mile Kris Costello Lynbrook, SJ 1976-3 1977-5 1978-5 13 LH Leslie Deniz Gridley 1979-5 1980-5 10 Dis Gail Devers Sweetwater 1983-10 1984-13 23 LJ, 100, 100 LH, 300 LH Kathy Devine Mission Bay, SD 1974-5 1975-5 10 SP Linda Goen North, 1976-1 1977-8 1978-4 21 Mile, 880 Bakersfield 1979-8 Kari Gosswiller Upland 1976-5 1977-5 10 HJ Lisa Gourdine El Toro 1976-3 1977-8 11 LJ, HJ Denean Howard San Gorgonio & 1979-2 1980-5 1981-8 28 400, 200, 100 Kennedy, GH 1982-13 Sherri Howard San Gorgonio & 1979-8 1980-8 16 100, 200, 400 Kennedy, GH Katrina Johnson Marshall, 1981-5 1982-7 12 HJ, LJ Pasadena Natalie Kaaiawahia Fullerton 1980-5 1981-10 1982-5 30 SP, Dis 1983-10 Gayle Kellon Walnut 1981-2 1982-5 1983-5 12 300 LH, 100 LH Choo Choo Knighten Locke, LA 1983-8 1984-8 16 400, 100 LH 100 Gwen Loud Lutheran, LA & 1977-4 1979-15 19 220, 100, LJ Westchester, LA Leslie Maxie Mills, Millbrae 1982-6 1983-8 1984-5 19 400, 100 LH 300 LH, HJ Gervaise McCraw Ganesha, Pomona 1981-5 1982-5 10 100, 400 Sue McNeal Carlsbad 1978-5 1979-3 1980-2.5 10.5 HJ Tonya Mendonca Mt. Whitney, 1980-2.5 1982-3 1983-5 10.5 HJ Visalia Polly Plumer University, 1980-5 1981-5 1982-5 15 1600 Irvine Pam Qualls Burbank, Sac 1983-4 1984-6 10 200, 100 Ann Regan Camden, SJ 1977-5 1978-5 1979-5 15 880 Kim Robinson Westchester, LA 1975-5 1976-3 1977-8 16 220, 100 Sherifa Sanders Berkeley 1980-5 1981-8 13 LH, LJ Cory Schubert Del Mar, SJ 1983-10 10 3200, 1600 Sue Springer Salinas 1976-3 1977-4 1978-5 14 Dis, SP 1979-2 Sharon Ware Berkeley 1979-2 1980-8 1981-7 17 100, 200 Pam Waters Bell 1975-8 1976-10 18 220, 100 Cheri Williams Livermore 1978-10 10 Mile, 2-Mile Lisa Winston Jordan, 1983-10 10 100, 200 Long Beach Janice Wiser La Jolla 1974-10 10 100, 220 *Points are based on 5-3-2-1 scoring, and no points from relays are included. MALE ATHLETES SCORING 20 OR MORE POINTS IN STATE MEETS TOTAL ATHLETE SCHOOL POINTS BY YEAR PTS* EVENTS Bud Houser Oxnard 1920-10 1921-10 1922-10 30 Dis, SP Charley Paddock Pasadena 1916-10 1917-8 1918-10 28 220, 100 Leamon King Delano 1951-8 1952-3 1953-10 27 100, 220 1954-6 Frank Wykoff Glendale 1926-2 1927-15 1928-7 24 100, 220, LJ Eddie Morris Huntington Beach 1938-5 1939-8 1940-10 23 220, 100 Morton Kaer Red Bluff 1922-8 1923-13 21 LH, HH, LJ Monte Upshaw Piedmont 1953-8 1954-13 21 LJ, LH, HH FEMALE ATHLETES SCORING 20 OR MORE POINTS IN STATE MEETS TOTAL ATHLETE SCHOOL POINTS BY YEAR PTS* EVENTS Wendy Brown Woodside 1982-10 1983-7 1984-18 35 TJ, LH, HJ, 100 LH Natalie Kaaiawahia Fullerton 1980-5 1981-10 1982-5 30 SP, Dis 1983-10 Denean Howard San Gorgonio & 1979-2 1980-5 1981-8 28 400, 200, 100 Kennedy, GH 1982-13 Gail Devers Sweetwater 1983-10 1984-13 23 LJ, 100, 100 LH, 300 LH Jodi Anderson Washington, LA 1974-5 1975-12 1976-5 22 LJ, 440, LH Vickie Cook Alemany, 1979-3 1980-8 1981-5 21 3200, 1600 Mission Hills 1982-5 Linda Goen North, 1976-1 1977-8 1978-4 21 Mile, 880 Bakersfield 1979-8 *Points are based on 5-3-2-1 scoring, and no points from relays are included. EVOLUTION OF BOYS STATE MEET RECORDS 100 YARD DASH (1915-1979) Roy Brown Sacramento 1915 10.2 Jack Melville Berkeley 1917 10.2 heat Jack Melville Berkeley 1917 10.0 Eddie Sudden Lick Wilmerding, SF 1920 10.0 Bob Lee Franklin 1923 10.0 heat 1 Eddie Pollock Pasadena 1923 10.0 heat 2 Eddie Pollock Pasadena 1923 10.0 Cliff Gantt LA Poly 1926 9.9 heat Dick Wehner Brawley 1926 9.8 Frank Wykoff Glendale 1927 9.8 heat Frank Wykoff Glendale 1927 9.8 Frank Lombardi Los Angeles 1928 9.6 Bob Frick San Ramon, Danville 1935 9.6 Leamon King Delano 1953 9.6 James Jackson Alameda 1954 9.6 Willie White Jefferson, LA 1956 9.5 Forrest Beaty Hoover, Glendale 1962 9.5 Ralph Wise Pasadena 1965 9.5 heat 1 Harold Busby Muir, Pasadena 1965 9.5 heat 3 Harold Busby Muir, Pasadena 1965 9.5 Dave Masters El Cerrito 1967 9.5 heat Mel Gray Montgomery, Santa Rosa 1967 9.4 Elijah Jefferson Crawford, SD 1974 9.4 heat Elijah Jefferson Crawford, SD 1975 9.4 heat 1 Joel Andrews West, Bakersfield 1975 9.4 heat 2 Kevin Williams San Fernando 1975 9.4 100 METER DASH (1980 TO 1984) Howard Hawkins Warren, Downey 1980 10.55 Antonio Manning Hamilton, LA 1982 10.54 heat 2 Fabian Cooper Washington, LA 1982 10.50 heat 3 Henry Thomas Hawthorne 1984 10.44 200 METER/220 YARD DASH (1915 TO 1984) 200 y 200 m Les Wark Long Beach 1915 22.0 Charley Paddock Pasadena 1917 22.0 Eddie Sudden Lick Wilmerding, SF 1920 21.8 Frank Lombardi Los Angeles 1928 21.4 tie Frank Wykoff Glendale 1928 21.4 tie Jimmy Wilson San Diego 1929 21.4 George Anderson Muir Tech, Pasadena 1933 21.2 Bryant Allen Jefferson, LA 1937 21.2 Leamon King Delano 1954 21.2 heat James Jackson Alameda 1954 21.2 Bob Poynter Pasadena 1956 21.0 Mel Clipper Muir, Pasadena 1958 20.7 Jim Hines McClymonds, Oakland 1964 21.3 heat* Harold Busby Muir, Pasadena 1965 20.5 heat Phil Underwood Dorsey, LA 1966 20.5 heat Dave Masters El Cerrito 1967 20.9 heat* Mel Gray Mongomery, Santa Rosa 1967 20.7 * 20.6 c Henry Thomas Hawthorne 1984 20.9 * 20.77 *curve 400 METER/400 YARD DASH (1915 TO 1984) 440 y 400 m George Conn Pasadena 1915 50.0 George Schiller LA Poly 1918 49.6 Irvine "Cotton" San Diego 1929 49.6 Warburton John McCarthy Farifax, LA 1931 48.7 Myrel Gillett El Centro 1933 48.4 Jerry White Corcoran 1956 46.7 Edesel Garrison Centennial, Compton 1968 46.7 Larance Jones Lemoore 1969 46.6 James Sanford Pasadena 1977 46.6 46.33 c 800 METER/800 YARD RUN (1915 TO 1984) 800 y 800 m Gerald Blankenship Visalia 1915 1:59.8 Paul Stroud Perris 1920 1:59.4 Elmer Boyden Vallejo 1921 1:59.2 Earl Lockhart Sacramento 1923 1:59.0 Herb Welch Visalia 1929 1:58.4 Carl Satterfield Manual Arts, LA 1931 1:57.6 Ralph Wood Carpinteria 1935 1:57.6 Jerry Lopes Placer, Auburn 1936 1:57.1 Thelno Knowles Santa Monica 1941 1:55.6 Lang Stanley Jefferson, LA 1950 1:53.9 Don Bowden Lincoln, San Jose 1954 1:52.9 Jim Cerveny Mission Bay, SD 1957 1:52.7 Ray Van Asten Bonita, LaVerne 1960 1:51.9 Dennis Carr Lowell, Whittier 1963 1:50.9 Richard Joyce Siera, Whittier 1965 1:48.8 1:48.2 c Pete Richardson Berkeley 1981 1:47.94 c 1:47.31 1600 METER/MILE RUN (1915 TO 1984) Mile 1600 m Gerald Blankenship Visalia 1915 4:30.0 Virgil Hooper Lancaster 1933 4:29.2 Louis Zamperini Torrance 1934 4:27.8 Jack Moore Stockton 1938 4:26.9 John Hall Torrance 1939 4:26.8 Bob McMillen Cathedral, LA 1946 4:24.0 Ronnie Bauer Washington, SF 1950 4:23.7 Fernando Ledesma Compton 1952 4:23.2 Bob Seaman Reedley 1953 4:21.0 Tod White Newport Harbor 1955 4:20.0 Dale Story Orange 1959 4:11.0 Dennis Carr Lowell, Whittier 1962 4:08.7 Tim Danielson Chula Vista 1965 4:08.0 Tim Danielson Chula Vista 1966 4:07.0 Mark Schilling Garden Grove 1972 4:05.4 4:04.0 c 3200 METER/TWO MILE RUN (1965 TO 1984) 2-Mile 3200 m Ralph Gamez Berkeley 1965 9:12.9 Ralph Gamez Berkeley 1966 9:01.6 Peter Romero Reedley 1967 9:00.5 Ruben Chappins Excelsior, Norwalk 1969 8:57.0 Ron Johnson West Torrance 1970 8:55.6 Dale Fleet Clairemont, SD 1971 8:53.8 Curtis Beck Santa Monica 1972 8:52.3 Rich Kimball De La Salle, Concord 1974 8:46.5 Eric Hulst Laguna Beach 1975 8:44.9 8:41.9 c 120 YARD HIGH HURDLES - 42" (1915-1938) Harry Lamport Manual Arts, LA 1916 16.4 Earl Johnson Fullerton 1917 16.4 heat Earl Johnson Fullerton 1917 16.2 Larry Rice Compton 1918 16.0 Otto Anderson Pomona 1920 15.8 Ross Nichols Huntington Beach 1923 15.6 heat Ross Nichols Huntington Beach 1923 15.4 Ross Nichols Huntington Beach 1924 15.3 Jimmy Meeks Hollywood 1926 15.1 Jeddy Welsh Pasadena 1927 14.8 Roy Kirkpatrick El Centro 1934 14.7 110 METER/120 YARD HIGH HURDLES - 39" (1939 TO 1984) 120 y 110 m Phil Diez Lincoln, LA 1939 14.9 heat 1 Neal Collins Los Angeles 1939 14.9 heat 2 Phil Diez Lincoln, LA 1939 14.9 tie Sam Johnson Fillmore 1939 14.9 tie Keith Hale Bakersfield 1940 14.7 tie Don Riess Burlingame 1940 14.7 tie Omar Cowles Palo Alto 1941 14.3 Steve Turner Glendale 1950 14.1 Robert Bonds Riverside Poly 1960 14.1 heat 1 Sid Nickolas Vallejo 1960 14.1 heat 2 Robert Bonds Riverside Poly 1960 13.9 Carl Davis Compton 1963 13.9 Bill Persons San Fernando 1965 13.8 tie Dick Miller Monrovia 1965 13.8 tie Jerry Proctor Muir, Pasadena 1967 13.7 Jerry Wilson Roosevelt, Fresno 1969 13.7 heat 1 Charles Rich Washington, LA 1969 13.7 heat 3 Jerry Wilson Roosevelt, Fresno 1969 13.7 Charles Jackson Lompoc 1971 13.6 heat Dan Jones Palo Verde Valley 1972 13.6 Tom Andrews West, Bakersfield 1973 13.6 heat Dedy Cooper Ells, Richmond 1975 13.2 heat 13.3 c Steve Kerho Mission Viejo 1982 13.38 c 13.41 220 YARD LOW HURDLES (1915-1946) Harry Lamport Manual Arts, LA 1916 25.8 Colin Kilby Coalinga 1917 25.6 Jack Houston Lincoln, LA 1921 25.4 Morton Kaer Red Bluff 1923 24.9 Jimmy Payne San Bernardino 1926 23.9 Roy Kirkpatrick El Centro 1934 23.9 George Sangster Muir Tech, Pasadena 1937 23.8 180 YARD LOW HURDLES (1947-1974) Hugh McElhenny Washington, LA 1947 19.3 Jack Davis Hoover, Glendale 1949 19.3 Steve Turner Glendale 1950 19.0 Don Armstrong Manual Arts, LA 1953 18.9 heat Willie White Jefferson, LA 1956 18.9 heat Junior Howard San Bernardino 1957 18.9 heat Robert Bonds Riverside Poly 1960 18.8 Ed Moody McClymonds, Oakland 1962 18.3 Jerry Proctor Muir, Pasadena 1967 18.8 heat c Jerry Proctor Muir, Pasadena 1967 18.7 c Jerry Wilson Roosevelt, Fresno 1969 18.3 300 METER/300 YARD LOW HURDLES (1975-1983) 300 y 300 m Dedy Cooper Ells, Richmond 1975 36.2 heat Gary Lee Long Beach Poly 1979 36.22 36.01 c Walter Murray Berkeley 1981 36.00 c 35.79 heat Tony Atkins Walnut 1982 35.97 c 35.76 heat Danny Harris Perris 1983 35.73 c 35.52 300 METER INTERMEDIATE HURDLES George Porter Cabrillo, Lompoc 1984 36.10 800 YARD RELAY (1915-1967) Manual Arts, LA 1915 1:34.2 Manual Arts, LA 1916 1:34.2 Manual Arts, LA 1918 1:33.6 Los Angeles 1920 1:33.6 Los Angeles 1921 1:33.6 Los Angeles 1922 1:33.6 Pasadena 1923 1:31.4 Manual Arts, LA 1925 1:30.5 Hollywood 1926 1:29.9 Los Angeles 1928 1:29.6 Huntington Park 1931 1:29.6 Los Angeles 1933 1:28.3 Manual Arts, LA 1953 1:27.6 Jefferson, LA 1955 1:27.3 heat Jefferson, LA 1955 1:27.2 Jefferson, LA 1956 1:26.3 heat Jefferson, LA 1956 1:25.9 400 METER/400 YARD RELAY (1968 TO 1984) 440 y 400 m Centennial, Compton 1968 41.5 heat Centennial, Compton 1968 41.5 Edison, Stockton 1969 41.4 heat Santa Ana 1970 41.4 heat Hamilton, LA 1971 41.2 heat El Cerrito 1971 41.1 Wilson, SF 1973 41.0 heat 40.8 c Edison, Fresno 1983 41.07* 40.83 1600 METER/MILE RELAY (1968 TO 1984) Mile 1600 m Centennial, Compton 1968 3:15.8 heat Centennial, Compton 1968 3:14.3 Castlemont, Oakland 1971 3:13.2 Banning, LA 1978 3:12.8 heat Banning, LA 1978 3:11.57 3:10.46 c Centennial, Compton 1980 3:11.49* 3:10.37 Berkeley 1981 3:10.05* 3:08.94 SHOT PUT (1915 TO 1984) Wayne Weeks Santa Rosa 1915 46-2 3/8 Wayne Weeks Santa Rosa 1916 47-4 1/4 Jim Blewett Manual Arts, LA 1917 47-9 1/4 Bud Houser Oxnard 1920 49-9 Bud Houser Oxnard 1921 52-0 Bud Houser Oxnard 1922 55-4 4/5 Ray Young Riis, LA 1934 55-10 John Helwig Mt. Carmel, LA 1946 59-5 7/8 Bob Cameron Washington, LA 1948 59-7 1/4 Leon Patterson Taft 1952 60-9 7/8 Homer Robertson Pacific, San Bernardino 1956 63-9 1/2 Clark Branson Pasadena 1957 64-0 3/4 Bill Pace El Rancho, Pico Rivera 1961 64-3 1/2 John Hubbell Long Beach Poly 1966 66-11 Mark Stevens Newport Harbor 1971 67-2 1/4 Jim Neidhart Newport Harbor 1973 67-3 1/4 Steve Montgomery Lassen, Susanville 1976 68-0 COLLEGE DISCUS (1915-1932, 1949-1950) Merrit Santa Rosa 1915 113-0 Wayne Weeks Santa Rosa 1916 117-0 Evans Chaffey 1917 122-11 Bud Houser Oxnard 1920 123-8 Bud Houser Oxnard 1921 135-0 1/2 Bud Houser Oxnard 1922 144-3 1/5 John Henry Johnson Pittsburg 1949 145-2 HIGH SCHOOL DISCUS (1951, 1959 TO 1984) Leon Patterson Taft 1951 165-2 Ron Snidow San Rafael 1959 176-1 Alex Darnes SF Poly 1960 178-8 Bob Stoecker Los Altos 1961 188-6 1/2 Jim Peters Piedmont 1966 189-1 Chris Adams Los Altos 1970 190-4 prelims Chris Adams Los Altos 1970 201-3 JAVELIN (1916-1918, 1926-1932) Dug Neilson Oakland 1916 143-11 1/2 McCoy Coalinga 1917 154-5 Dunlap Bakersfield 1918 164-3 Russ Lauterwasser SF Poly 1926 172-0 Ken McKenzie Oxnard 1928 174-4 7/8 Yancey Compton 1929 182.35 Buster Churchill San Benito, Hollister 1932 195-6 3/4 FOOTBALL THROW (1933-1938) Buster Wilson Compton 1933 202-0 Karl Gudmundsen Inglewood 1934 203-7 1/2 John Raitt Fullerton 1935 220-0 POLE VAULT (1915 TO 1984) Lincoln Hall Santa Paula 1915 11-6 Lincoln Hall Santa Paula 1916 11-9 Leroy Goodenough Fillmore 1920 11-10 Harold Shoebridge Anaheim 1921 12-0 Harry Smith San Diego 1923 12-3 11/16 tie Lee Barnes Hollywood 1923 12-3 11/16 tie Lee Barnes Hollywood 1924 12-11 1/2 Bill Sefton LA Poly 1932 13-0 tie Tom White Long Beach 1932 13-0 tie Baylor Maynard Belmont, LA 1937 13-1 1/4 Frank Ferguson Inglewood 1939 13-3 3/4 tie Bud Humberger Glendale 1939 13-3 3/4 tie Jack Widman Narbonne, LA 1949 13-4 1/2 Ronnie Morris Burroughs, Burbank 1953 13-9 1/8 John Rose Hoover, Glendale 1958 14-1 Mike Graves El Cajon 1961 14-2 1/4 Bob Richardson Ganesha 1962 14-3 tie Eric Berge Costa Mesa 1962 14-3 tie Bill Fosdick Hill, San Jose 1963 14-8 3/4 Paul Wilson Warren, Downey 1964 15-4 1/4 Paul Wilson Warren, Downey 1965 15-6 1/2 Steve Smith South Torrance 1969 16-0 Tim Curran Crespi, Encino 1973 16-2 3/4 Anthony Curran Crespi, Encino 1978 17-0 1/2 HIGH JUMP (1915 TO 1984) Millard Webster Santa Paula 1915 5-9 1/2 Brick Muller San Diego 1918 5-11 3/8 Oliver Corey Chaffey 1920 6-0 Al Fisher Lincoln, LA 1921 6-0 3/8 Henry Coggeshall LA Poly 1924 6-1 1/2 Al Bowen Santa Monica 1925 6-1 1/2 Henry Lassalette Puente 1928 6-2 3/16 tie Bob Van Osdel Compton 1928 6-2 3/16 tie Walter Marty Fresno 1929 6-4 1/4 Cornelius Johnson Los Angeles 1933 6-5 3/4 Delos Thurber Glendale 1934 6-5 7/8 Gil LaCava Beverly Hills 1938 6-7 1/8 Charlie Dumas Centennial, Compton 1955 6-9 3/8 Tom Clyburn Balboa, SF 1966 6-10 1st on fewer misses Doug Huff Lincoln, LA 1966 6-10 William Morris Compton 1966 6-10 Reynaldo Brown Compton 1968 7-0 Reynaldo Brown Compton 1969 7-0 Jerry Culp Oceanside 1970 7-0 1/4 Dwight Stones Glendale 1971 7-0 1/4 prelims Dwight Stones Glendale 1971 7-1 1/2 Dennis Smith Santa Monica 1977 7-2 Lee Balkin Glendale 1979 7-3 1/4 LONG JUMP (1915 TO 1984) Ernie Plavan Santa Ana 1915 21-2 Harry Lamport Manual Arts, LA 1916 21-5 1/4 Gene Davis LA Poly 1917 21-10 1/2 Bud Nash Chino 1921 22-4 1/2 Bud Nash Huntington Beach 1922 22-5 3/5 Morton Kaer Red Bluff 1923 23-2 3/4 Dick Barber Long Beach 1928 23-5 1/4 Don Skinner Manual Arts, LA 1934 23-8 1/2 Jim Jurkovich Fresno 1939 24-0 1/2 William Johnson Jefferson, LA 1950 24-2 3/4 Monte Upshaw Piedmont 1954 25-4 1/4 Jerry Proctor Muir, Pasadena 1967 25-4 1/2 TRIPLE JUMP (1939, 1973 TO 1984) Jack Laughner Wilson, Long Beach 1939 44-8 1/2 Willie Banks Oceanside 1973 49-1 prelims Willie Banks Oceanside 1974 50-9 prelims Dokie Williams El Camino, Oceanside 1977 51-0 1/2 Charles Mayfield Muir, Pasadena 1980 51-7 1/2 prelims Ken Frazier Mission, SF 1981 52-4 3/4 The small letter "c" next to a mark indicates that it is converted, either from a yard mark to metric mark or vice versa. EVOLUTION OF GIRLS STATE MEET RECORDS 100 YARD DASH (1974-1979) Janice Wiser La Jolla 1974 10.8 Marie Nickerson Berkeley 1975 10.8 heat 1 Sandra Howard Manual Arts, LA 1975 10.6 heat 2 Gwen Loud Westchester, LA 1979 10.62 100 METER DASH (1980 TO 1984) Sharon Ware Berkeley 1980 11.42 200 METER/220 YARD DASH (1915 TO 1984) 220 y 200 m Janice Wiser La Jolla 1974 24.2 Marie Nickson Berkeley 1975 24.1 heat Kim Robinson Westchester, LA 1977 23.97 Gwen Loud Westchester, LA 1979 23.54 23.41 c Sherri Howard Kennedy, GH 1980 23.33 c 23.19 400 METER/440 YARD DASH (1974 TO 1984) 440 y 400 m Veronica Venezia Tera Linda 1974 56.4 Jodi Anderson Washington, LA 1975 56.4 eat Jodi Anderson Washington, LA 1975 55.3 Marquita Belk Silver Creek, SJ 1976 55.2 Valerie Brisco Locke, LA 1977 55.14 Gwen Gardner Crenshaw, LA 1978 55.01 heat 1 Arlise Emerson Westminster 1978 54.66 heat 3 Arlise Emerson Westminster 1978 54.3 Sherri Howard San Gorgonio 1979 53.65 53.34 c Denean Howard Kennedy, GH 1980 53.35 c 53.04 Denean Howard Kennedy, GH 1982 52.70 c 52.39 800 METER/880 YARD RUN (1974 TO 1984) 880 y 800 m Kathy Costello Pleasant Hill 1974 2:10.4 Kathy Costello Pleasant Hill 1975 2:09.2 Ann Regan Camden, SJ 1977 2:08.0 Ann Regan Camden, SJ 1978 2:07.93 2:07.19 c Donna Curtis Culver City 1981 2:06.82 c 2:06.08 Trena Hull Compton 1984 2:05.64 c 2:04.91 1600 METER/MILE RUN (1974 TO 1984) Mile 1600 m Jill Caldwell Westminster 1974 5:02.2 Kathy Costello Pleasant Hill 1975 4:53.5 Linda Goen North, Bakersfield 1977 4:47.8 Cheri Williams Livermore 1978 4:44.95 4:43.30 c Polly Plumer University, Irvine 1981 4:44.08 c 4:42.43 Polly Plumer University, Irvine 1982 4:41.56 c 4:39.92 3200 METER/TWO MILE RUN (1977 TO 1984) 2-Mile 3200 m Roxanne Bier Independence, SJ 1977 10:39.7 Cheri Williams Livermore 1978 10:17.71 10:14.13 c Vickie Cook Alemany, Mission Hills 1981 10:15.89 c 10:12.31 Cory Schubert Del Mar, SJ 1983 10:11.70 c 10:08.14 100 METER/110 YARD LOW HURDLES (1977 TO 1984) 110 y 100 m Julia Haynes Ventura 1977 14.4 heat 1 Kris Costello Lynbrook, SJ 1977 14.1 heat 2 Lisa Gourdine El Toro 1977 14.1 heat 3 Kris Costello Lynbrook, SJ 1977 13.97 Kris Costello Lynbrook, SJ 1978 13.83 13.75 c Sherifa Sanders Berkeley 1981 13.80 c 13.71 heat Gail Devers Sweetwater, SD 1984 13.49 c 13.41 300 METER LOW HURDLES (1981 TO 1984) Audrey Williams Saugus 1981 42.25 Gayle Kellon Walnut 1982 41.09 Leslie Maxie Mills, Millbrae 1984 40.90 400 METER/440 YARD RELAY (1974 TO 1984) 440 y 400 m Berkeley 1976 3:55.9 Beverly Hills 1977 3:55.1 heat 1 Locke, LA 1977 3:54.2 heat 3 Locke, LA 1977 3:52.1 Fremont, LA 1978 3:51.3 San Gorgonio 1979 3:44.06 3:42.76 c Kennedy, GH 1980 3:39.26 c 3:37.98 Kennedy, GH 1981 3:38.99 c 3:37.71 SHOT PUT, 8 POUND (1974-1979) Kathy Devine Mission Bay, SD 1974 47-4 1/2 Kathy Devine Mission Bay, SD 1975 49-1 prelims Susie Ray Villa Park 1979 49-6 1/2 SHOT PUT, 4 KILOGRAM (1980 TO 1984) Natalie Kaaiawahia Fullerton 1980 48-4 1/2 Natalie Kaaiawahia Fullerton 1981 48-7 1/2 prelims Natalie Kaaiawahia Fullerton 1981 51-8 1/2 Natalie Kaaiawahia Fullerton 1983 52-7 1/2 DISCUS (1976 TO 1984) Kathy Middleton Poway 1976 134-5 Bonnie Dasse Costa Mesa 1977 134-8 prelims Karen Stampfli Lassen, Susanville 1977 137-8 Christi Pyle Hoover, Glendale 1978 154-6 prelims Leslie Deniz Gridley 1979 159-3 prelims Leslie Deniz Gridley 1979 167-1 Leslie Deniz Gridley 1980 172-11 HIGH JUMP (1974 TO 1984) Pam Blackburn Cubberley, Palo Alto 1974 5-8 Kim Maddox Los Angeles 1975 5-8 Kari Gosswiller Upland 1976 5-10 Sue McNeal Carlsbad 1978 5-10 1/4 Karen Lysaght St. Francis, Sac. 1980 6-0 Tonya Medonca Mt. Whitney, Visalia 1983 6-1 Wendy Brown Woodside 1984 6-1 1/4 LONG JUMP (1974 TO 1984) Jodi Anderson Washington, LA 1974 19-7 Lisa Gourdine El Toro 1977 19-9 Gwen Loud Westchester, LA 1979 20-4 1/2 Marlene Harmon Thousand Oaks 1980 20-4 1/2 prelims Marlene Harmon Thousand Oaks 1980 20-8 3/4 Wendy Brown Woodside 1984 20-9 3/4 TRIPLE JUMP (1982 TO 1984) Wendy Brown Woodside 1982 39-8 3/4 Wendy Brown Woodside 1983 40-3 Wendy Brown Woodside 1984 42-10 1/2 MALE ATHLETE OF THE MEET (UNOFFICIAL) 1915 Gerald Blankenship (Visalia) 1916 Harry Lamport (Manual Arts, LA 1917 Lloyd Hill (Coalinga) Jack Melville (Berkeley) Charley Paddock (Pasadena) 1918 Charlie Paddock (Pasadena) 1919 Brick Muller (Oakland Tech) 1920 Bud Houser (Oxnard) Eddie Sudden (Lick Wilmerding, SF) 1921 Bud Houser (Oxnard) 1922 Bud Houser (Oxnard) 1923 Morton Kaer (Red Bluff) 1924 Lee Barnes (Hollywood) Ross Nichols (Huntington Beach) 1925 Junior Hanford (Manual Arts, LA) 1926 Jimmy Meeks (Hollywood) Jimmy Payne (San Bernardino) Dick Wehner (Brawley) 1927 Frank Wykoff (Glendale) 1928 Frank Lombardi (Los Angeles) 1929 Jimmy Wilson (San Diego) 1930 George Shehtanian (Tulare) 1931 John McCarthy (Fairfax, LA) Carl Satterfield (Manual Arts, LA) 1932 Tom White (Long Beach) 1933 George Anderson (Muir, Pasadena) Myrel Gillett (El Centro) Virgil Hooper (Lancaster) Cornelius Johnson (Los Angeles) 1934 Roy Kirkpatrick (El Centro) 1935 John Raitt (Fullerton) 1936 Mickey Anderson (Muir, Pasadena) Farmer Brady (Gridley) Jerry Lopes (Placer, Auburn) 1937 Bryant Allen (Jefferson, LA) Baylor Maynard (Belmont, LA) George Sangster (Muir, Pasadena) 1938 Gil LaCava (Beverly Hills) Jack Moore (Stockton) 1939 Jack Trout (Bakersfield) 1940 Eddie Morris (Huntington Beach) 1941 Omar Cowles (Palo Alto) Thelno Knowles (Santa Monica) 1946 John Helwig (Mt. Carmel, LA) 1947 Hugh McElhenny (Washington, LA) 1948 Bob Mathias (Tulare) 1949 Jack Davis (Hoover, Glendale) 1950 Steve Turner (Glendale) 1951 Leon Patterson (Taft) 1952 Ancel Robinson (Selma) Herbie Turner (Alameda) 1953 Leamon King (Delano) Bob Seaman (Reedley) 1954 Don Bowden (Lincoln, San Jose) James Jackson (Alameda) Monte Upshaw (Piedmont) 1955 Charlie Dumas (Centennial, Compton) Tod White (Newport Harbor) 1956 Jerry White (Corcoran) Willie White (Jefferson, LA) 1957 Clark Branson (Pasadena) Preston Griffen (Centennial, Compton) 1958 Mel Clipper (Muir, Pasadena) John Rose (Hoover, Glendale) 1959 Dixon Farmer (Miramonte, Orinda) Dale Story (Orange) Hubie Watson (Jordan, LA) 1960 Robert Bonds (Riverside Poly) Ray Van Asten (Bonita, LaVerne) 1961 Forrest Beaty (Hoover, Glendale) 1962 Dennis Carr (Lowell, Whittier) 1963 Dennis Carr (Lowell, Whittier) Al Mann (Edison, Fresno) 1964 Jimmy Hines (McClymonds, Oakland) Earl McCullough (Long Beach Poly) Paul Wilson (Warren, Downey) 1965 Harold Busby (Muir, Pasadena) Richard Joyce (Sierra, Whittier) 1966 John Hubbell (Long Beach Poly) Phil Underwood (Dorsey, LA 1967 Mel Gray (Montgomery, Santa Rosa) Jerry Proctor (Muir, Pasadena) 1968 Reynaldo Brown (Compton) Edesel Garrison (Centennial, Compton) 1969 Larance Jones (Lemoore) Steve Smith (South Torrance) Jerry Wilson (Roosevelt, Fresno) 1970 Rick Brown (Los Altos) 1971 Charles Jackson (Lompoc) Dwight Stones (Glendale) 1972 Dan Jones (Palo Verde Valley) Carl McCullough (Sacramento) Dale Scott (El Cerrito) 1973 Tim Curran (Crespi, Encino) Ron Whitaker (Wilson, SF) 1974 Rich Kimball (De La Salle, Concord) Fred Shaw (Muir, Pasadena) 1975 Dedy Cooper (Ells, Richmond) Eric Hulst (Laguna Beach) 1976 Steve Montgomery (Lassen, Susanville) Billy Mullins (Hamilton, LA) 1977 James Sanford (Pasadena) 1978 Anthony Curran (Crespi, Encino) Dave Porath (Atwater) Mike Sanford (Pasadena) Dokie Williams (El Camino, Oceanside) 1979 Lee Balkin (Glendale) Mike Sanford (Pasadena) 1980 Charles Mayfield (Muir, Pasadena) Ken Robinson (Berkeley) Don Ward (St. Mary's, Berkeley) 1981 Pete Richardson (Berkeley) 1982 Fabian Cooper (Washington, LA) Steve Kerho (Mission Viejo) 1983 Danny Harris (Perris) Henry Thomas (Hawthorne) 1984 Roman Gomez (Belmont, LA) Joe Richardson (Pasadena) Henry Thomas (Hawthorne) FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE MEET (UNOFFICIAL) 1974 Marie Nickson (Berkeley) Janice Wiser (La Jolla) 1975 Jodi Anderson (Washington, LA) Kathy Costello (Pleasant Hill) 1976 Marquita Belk (Silver Creek, SJ) Kari Gosswiller (Upland) Pam Waters (Bell) 1977 Valarie Brisco (Locke, LA) Linda Goen (North, Bakersfield) 1978 Kelia Bolton (Hill, SJ) Cheri Williams (Livermore) 1979 Sherri Howard (San Gorgonio) Gwen Loud (Westchester, LA) 1980 Sherri Howard (Kennedy, Granada Hills) 1981 Denean Howard (Kennedy, Granada Hills) Natalie Kaaiawahia (Fullerton) 1982 Denean Howard (Kennedy, Granada Hills) 1983 Natalie Kaaiawahia (Fullerton) Cory Schubert (Del Mar, SJ) 1984 Wendy Brown (Woodside) CALIFORNIA STATE MEET COMPETITORS WHO WON GOLD MEDALS IN THE OLYMPIC GAMES COMPETED IN OLYMPIC OLYMPIC GOLD NAME HIGH SCHOOL STATE MEET GAMES MEDAL EVENT Earl Thompson Long Beach 1915 1920 HH (for Canada) Charley Paddock Pasedena 1916-18 1920 100, 400 relay Bud Houser Oxnard 1920-22 1924 SP, Dis 1928 Dis Lee Barnes Hollywood 1923-24 1924 PV Frank Wykoff Glendale 1926-28 1928 400 relay 1932 400 relay 1936 400 relay Bill Miller San Diego 1927-29 1932 PV Ken Carpenter Compton 1931 1936 Dis Foy Draper Huntington Park 1931-32 1936 400 relay Cornelius Johnson Los Angeles 1931-33 1936 HJ Wilbur Thompson Modesto 1937 1948 SP Willie Steele Hoover, SD 1941 1948 LJ Bob Mathias Tulare 1947-48 1948 Decathalon 1952 Decathalon Parry O'Brien Santa Monica 1949 1952 SP 1956 SP Leamon King Delano 1951-54 1956 400 relay Rafer Johnson Kingsburg 1954 1960 Decathalon Charlie Dumas Centennial, Compton 1953-55 1956 HJ Jack Yerman Woodland 1956 1960 1600 relay Utis Williams Compton 1960-61 1964 1600 relay Richard Stebbins Fremont, LA 1962 1964 400 relay Tommie Smith Lemoore 1962-63 1968 200 Bob Seagren Pomona 1963 1968 PV James Hines McClymonds, Oak 1964 1968 100, 400 relay Lee Evans Overfelt, SJ 1964-65 1968 400, 1600 relay Randy Williams Edison, Fresno 1969-71 1972 LJ Benny Brown Sunnyvale 1969 & 1971 1976 1600 relay Millard Hampton Silver Creek, SJ 1972-74 1976 400 relay Alice Brown Muir, Pasadena 1975-78 1984 400 relay Jeanette Bolden Centennial, Compton 1976-78 1984 400 relay Valerie Brisco (Hooks) Locke, LA 1976-78 1984 200,400,1600 rel Ron Brown Baldwin Park 1979 1984 400 relay Sherri Howard San Gorgonio & Kennedy 1979-80 1984 1600 relay HIGHEST SCORING BOYS TEAMS IN STATE MEETS TEAM YEAR POINTS Manual Arts, LA 1916 37-1/2 Jefferson, LA 1950 35 Glendale 1927 30 Berkeley 1981 28 Manual Arts, LA 1924 26 Centennial, Compton 1955 26 Manual Arts, LA 1915 25 Coalinga 1917 25 Pasadena 1918 25 Jefferson, LA 1956 24 Hawthorne 1984 24 Jefferson, LA 1952 23-1/2 Los Altos 1970 23 San Diego 1929 22-1/2 Washington, LA 1947 22 Pasadena 1916 (2nd) 21 Manual Arts, LA 1919 21 Long Beach 1928 21 Centennial, Compton 1968 21 Pasadena 1977 21 Jefferson, LA 1949 20-1/2 Long Beach 1932 20 Muir, Pasadena 1967 20 Jefferson, LA 1937 19-1/2 Hollywood 1924 (2nd) 19 Edison, Fresno 1941 19 Jordan, LA 1948 19 Visalia 1915 (2nd) 18 Oakland Poly 1916 (3rd) 18 Los Angeles 1920 18 Berkeley 1957 18 Dorsey, LA 1966 18 Muir, Pasadena 1974 18 Ells, Richmond 1975 18 *Points have all been adjusted to a common 5-3-2-1 scoring system. HIGHEST SCORING GIRLS TEAMS IN A STATE MEET TEAM YEAR POINTS Berkeley 1981 25 Kennedy, Granada Hills 1980 23 Westchester, LA 1979 20 Berkeley 1980 (2nd) 18 Woodside 1984 18 Kennedy, Granada Hills 1981 (2nd) 16 Compton 1984 (tie 2nd) 16 Washington, LA 1975 15 Berkeley 1982 15 San Gorgonio 1979 (2nd) 15 Locke, LA 1984 (tie 2nd) 15 Berkeley 1976 14 *Points have all been adjusted to a common 5-3-2-1 scoring system. E-MAILS & INSIGHTS: Dear Mr. Kirk: I want to commend you and your co writers on the History of the CIF State Track Meet. I found it extremely interesting and it brought back great memories. In 1948 (I was an 8th grader with Mathias'' younger brother, Jim), you mentioned Tulare's great Bob Mathias and the fact that if they had had the discus, Tulare might have won the state meet. It's interesting to note, that Tulare had another discus thrower that year. Sim Inness, later to become the 1952 Olympic discus champion and world record holder. I don't know if Sim was starting to overtake Bob during that senior year. I recall, dimly, that Sim just missed qualifying for the London games in 1948 as an 18 year old. I think he was 4th or 5th. I had the pleasure of being on the games committee for the "68 state meet held in Berkeley (50th Anniversary). My wife and I did the program (gold pages). I also had coached Jim Penrose in the discus. It was our idea to have the original state champions as our honored guests. We also came up with the idea of giving every competitor a gold pin commemorating that 50th meet. Again, I want to congratulate you on a great job. Your history was accurate and most interesting. Don Berry (Tulare '52) P.S. Leamon King was the most beautiful sprinter I have seen, and I also got to see Leon Patterson throw his first 60 footer. Donald E. Berry --------------------------------------------------