Athletes – Track

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1924 Track team won the league and took fourth in NC. Capt Kiloyl second in 880 and third in mile. Tony Valine good all round athlete third in discus and shot tackle in football. John Caldwell first in javelin and set a record throw of 160’9”


League track records still held by Cardinals. 120 yard high hurdles by Stevenson in 1928 at 16 seconds. Mile run by Campbell in 1913 at 4 minutes 41 seconds.

First time in years the track team has been represented at the State finals. The meet is in Modesto this year. Normally it has been at Cal Berkeley or in Southern California. This in an indication there are some good track athletes this year. It is the first time since 1929 that anyone has even gone past CCAL to NCS. In 1929 the team finished fifth with 9 points. Les Voorhees is expected to make more points than at least 30 of the teams participating at NCS.

NC track meet Les Voorhees second in 880. He could have won, but was pacing himself to have more left for the mile, but another runner snuck up on him at the last second. Both were given the same times. In the mile Les did not realize a runner from back in the pack was making up distance and the runner slipped in on him right at the end dropping Les to second. Both were timed in 4.32.5. For his two seconds Les earned 6 points. Les holds the CCAL record for the mile. In the CIF state meet Voorhees led in the mile right up to the end, but took second.


NCS track meet sophomore Ralph Bassett took third in shot 46’4”. At the state meet he took sixth place. 1933 Jack won the shot put at NCS. 1934 Ralph was second at NCS. In the top rung for all three years. “Mr. Consistant,” Manuel Netto better known for his play in basketball and as a pitcher won first place in the discus at the CCAL meet. In 1933 at NCS he was second in the football throw.


For these two years track, football and basketball were the only sports considered major that every school needed to participate in.

1934 Ralph Bassett broke the CCAL record for the shot put with a throw of 49’11”. He took second at NCS and will be going to the STATE meet.

Brad Lynn set the CCAL record for lightweight discus at 159’9.5”

In 1934 at Cal, Les Voorhees ran his fastest time so far of 4.29.3 for the Cal frosh against Stanford. In 1935 Les took second in the two mile against track power USC. The next week he took a first at Washington State.


A transfer from Turlock, Darold Young broke the CCAL 880 record and nearly did it for the mile also. Darold won both the 880 and the mile at NCS scoring ten points all by himself. He took a third in the 880 at STATE.

CCAL meet was good for the Cardinals. Three Cards took first places: Lloyd Dodd in 220 low hurdles, Cecil Hedgpeth, who was also the starting pitcher for the baseball team, in the high jump at 5’9.5” and Darold Young in the 880 and mile. Ernie Pinkham took third in football throw.


NCS Al Ball pole vault and Al Thompson took fourth in the lightweight 880.


In track Andy Maranta set a new record in the CCAL for the football throw of 213’7” to breaking Manuel Nettos record throw of last year by 20’. After qualifying at the CCAL meet with top finishes, Larry Mac Lean took third in the 120 low hurdles to score three points against the best in NCS a large section.


Larry McLean won both hurdle races at the CCAL and NCS meets for 10 points each meet. Larry set records for the CCAL in both running the 220 lows in 24.9 and the 120 highs in 15.7. At State held at Hollister for the first time, which is an honor of an excellent facility, Larry finished fifth in both the low and high hurdles for 2 points.

At the CCAL meet Dick Shively took a second in the 220 and a third in the 440. Dick ran, but did not score at NCS.


CCAL track meet Salinas 38, SC 23, Monterey 17. Pacific Grove 16, Hollister 13. King City 5. The rest of the teams did not score. Twelve varsity and four lightweights qualified for NCS by placing one through three at the CCAL meet. At the CCAL meet Dick Shively won the 220 low hurdles and took a third in the 100. Fenner Angel won the 120 high hurdles. The 880 relay team of Ditmar, Fenner Angel, Stan Breeden and Dick Shively set a CCAL record. Stan Breeden was second in the 220. Bill De Venney set a SC record at CCAL at 11’6”. At NCS DeVenney broke his record again with a 12’4 vault.

Twelve varsity track men are going to NCS. Twelve varsity track men are going to NCS. Even with these good results in CCAL competition only the relay team scored at NCS with a fifth place finish the best result for a SC team up to now.

Lee Macauley a lightweight football player for 2 years and track for three set CCAL records in two events: 120 low hurdles, 14.5 and 220 low hurdles, 19.2. Lee took a third place in the 120 low hurdles at NCS. He will attend Salinas JC and continue track.

1940 track team did not lose a dual meet. Paul Juhl did the high jump and ran the hurdles and played baseball at the same time.


In track Jack Scofield scored 49 points. Getting them in the high hurdles, high jump 5’9, shot put and relay. At the CCAL meet he took second in the 120 high hurdles and high jump, plus a third in the shot put. At NCS he was entered in 3 events.

Richard Thompson at the CCAL meet took third in the 440 to qualify for NCS.

Four lightweights placed high enough to qualify for NCS . Macauley in 120 low hurdles, Stiffler 50 yard dash, Morgan 220 low hurdles and Mc Cullan pole vault.


Lightweight track team won NCS meet. Malcom Macualey won the 220 and the broad jump and was a member of the winning 440 relay team with Stiffler, Antonnetti and Hackbarth. Hackbarth won the 100 yard dash. The same team won CIF at CAL Malcom Macauley accounted for 19 points. Won the broad jump at 21’1’ and 120 low hurdles at 14.0, just over the record of 13.9. Also ran a leg on the winning 440 relay team of Bob Stiffler, Harold Antonnetti and Dick Hackbarth. The rest of the scoring was done by Stiffler second in the 50 yard dash and Hackbarth fourth in the 100.

Malcom Macauley had a 81 yard run against Monterey in the 13 to 0 win for the undefeated Cardinals during the 1943-44 season. He was quick and elusive as a runner.

Malcom earned 14 letters, ten as a lightweight- 3 in football and track and 4 in basketball. Varsity letters one in football, 2 in baseball, but was on the team 3 years as ss and 2nd, 2 in golf.

Elementary teacher and principal in Santa Cruz for many years. Was substituting up to last year.


Cards Take Second In CCAL Track Meet and Lightweights third.

It Is first post war meet. Scoring heavyweights: Hollister 69, Santa Cruz 48, Watsonville 24. Lightweights: Hollister 74, Watsonville 49, Santa Cruz 18.

First place finishers: Ray Kranich 100 in 10.5 and 220 in 23.8; Ronald Hall the pole vault clearing 11’3”; Earl Blain the high jump at 5’1”. Second place finishers: Stanton 880; Winterholder mile; Roy Johnson 200 low hurdles; Thorp the pole vault and Jenkins the discus.

Lightweights: second place finishers: Bergen the 330 in 40.6; Trotts the 120 low hurdles and the 440 relay team. Third place finishers were Van Houton the pole vault and Foster in broad jump

At the Hollister Invitational, before 3000 fans in the first post war night track meet with schools from all over the state and under cold conditions that did not help times and field event men. SC placed sixth. Ronald Hall tied with three others for first place in the pole vault. The relay team was fouled, but still came in third.


Track team tied with Pacific Grove for the CCAL title. Twenty six men participated this year and they had the best record in a long time. The placers in the CCAL meet were: Cas Bly first in the 440; the first place relay team consisted of David Orr, Gene Crowley or Bill Walker, Ray Kranich and Cas Bly; Roy Johnson first in the high hurdles.

Second place finishers were: Jack Burkett in the high hurdles; Gene Crowley in the 440; Jack Stagnaro in the high jump; Ray Kranich in the 100 and 220. Third place was Marvin Glaum in the discus. Fourth place finishers were: David Orr in the 440; Bill Walker in the 100 and 220.

Lightweights who qualified for NCS through the CCAL meet were Al Wright first place finisher in record breaking time 660; Ted Wittwer first in 1320; Bob Bly third in 330 and Jim Van Houten third in the pole vault.

The first through third place winners qualified to participate in the NCS meet at Berkeley.

At NCS Cas Bly took second in the 440. Lightweight Ted Wittmer was second in the 1320. Both Cas Bly and Ted Wittmer qualified to advance to the STATE meet in Visalia.

One of the top performances ever for a SCHS heavyweight team. There have been more points scored by individuals, but none we know of for the whole team. The 1942 lightweight team won both the NCS and STATE.

Cassius Bly 6’2” 160 going to Stanford.

The track team took a fourth at the prestige’s Modesto Relays. The mile relay team of Ray Kranich, Gene Crowley, Davie “Tex” Orr and anchor Casuis Bly beat the school record with a 3:32.5 finish.


Qualifiers for the CCAL meet: Ray Kranich, Don Dakan, Wayne Thorp, Bob Bly, Durmond Tucker, Marvin Rickard, Terry McCambridge, Howard Crampton, Ted Wittwer, Dave Jordan, Charles McLean and Bob Farrand.

Qualified for NCS: Wayne Thorp, Ted Wittmer, Marvin Rickard, Don Dakan and Dave Jordan. To qualify means a person had to take a first or second in the CCAL meet.


At the CCAL championship meet varsity placers were: second place finishers were Bob Bly in 440 and Ted Wittwer in mile. McLean took fifth in the 880 and SC took fourth in the 880 relay.

Lightweight placers: Adams placed second in the pole vault. Menefee took third in the 120 high hurdles and fourth in the 220 low hurdles. Migues took fourth in the pole vault. Neil Gittens fifth in high jump. The 880 relay team took fifth place.

NCS at Cal Berkeley the varsity had two entrants Bob Bly 440 and Ted Wittwer in mile. Bly who’s best time of :51.2 is better then the best San Francisco runner, but .8 seconds off the meet record is expected to at least be in the top three.

Lightweight NCS entrants Dick Menefee high and low hurdles; Art Adams and Fred Migues pole vault and Neil Gittens high jump.

At the STATE meet at the Los Angeles Coliseum Ted Wittwer, the only participant from SCHS, placed third in the mile against the best in the state. Very high honors.


Even thought the track team finished seventh at the CCAL meet Bob Bly won the 440 and advanced to NCS placing third, which qualified him for STATE. At STATE he come in eighth.


Three track men placed in the NCS. Art Adam third in the pole vault, Dean Towne fifth in the mile and Keith Buell sixth in the 880. The fourth Al Cheney qualified at the CCAL meet in the shot and the 120 high hurdles, but did not place at NCS. Palo Alto won the meet.


Al Cheney set a new CCAL record in the shot at 53’5” for first place. At NCS he was first again at 52’ 3”. At the State meet in Los Angeles Al finished sixth. In 1951Al qualified at the CCAL meet in the shot and the 120 high hurdles, but did not place at NCS. In football Al played offensive fullback and defensive tackle.


At NCS Dave Morton placed fourth in the broad jump which qualified him to take the next step to NORTHERN CAL MEET where he place sixth.

In the NCS Division II Salinas took first place and Burlingame second.


Howie Adams took second in the pole fault at the CCAL track meet. In varsity football played safety and part time QB. In basketball was the ball handler


Bart Bly won the 440 at the KC relays


Dick Scotter was a good all around athlete starting in football and basketball. In 1958 he held the school records in the pole vault at 12’4” broad jump and low hurdles and was declared the MVP of the track team.


SC took fourth place at the CCAL finals to qualify for the NORTHERN CAL SECTION Division II meet at Sunnyvale. Four Cards qualified.

At the CCAL meet, Dick Scotter ran the low hurdles in 14.7, broad jumped 18’.10”. pole vaulted 11’11”, and threw the discus for a school record 95’2”.

Charlie Wise ran the mile in 4.55, high jumped 5’7”, and pole vaulted 10’7”.

Terry Chizmar ran the 880 in 2.04, but led through out the first lap, The winner went on to set the league record.

Lon Bell ran his best time of the year for the 440 at 52.7.

Salinas has won the CCAL track title for 10 consecutive years.

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