The Bay had Fritz Forrer and they didn't.
Brian Bergemann, class of 1962, is one of the great pole vaulters in state history. This is a difficult write-up. Since Brian was so over-the-top dominant, there simply isn't all that much that can be added to the record. As a sophomore in 1960, Brian was an understudy to senior Bob Pepper, one of the … Continue reading Brian Bergemann: A Reliable Boy
Howie Zien, class of 1967, was one of the great Bay athletes, a true Mount Rushmore type. He won an astounding 10 letters -- three football, three basketball and four track and field. His senior year was as good as it gets: team captain on Suburban Conference champion football, basketball and track teams. Howie’s well-deserved … Continue reading Howie Zien: The 10 Letter Man
The 1947 Suburban Outdoor was "one of the tightest point scrambles in conference cinder history". At Hart Park in Wauwatosa, the Bay finished third in the meet's final event - the 880 Relay - and those six points (the relay counted double in that era) were enough to move the Bay past Wauwatosa to win … Continue reading 1947: Attempted Larceny
John Seefeld is the younger of the Bays great throwing Seefelds. Phil Seefeld won the State Discus title in 1961 and then John won it in 1964. Here are John's results in Suburban, Sectional and State meets in 1963 and 1964, with distance if known: Discus 1963 Suburban Relays: 1st 151-0 1963 Sectional: 1st 160-4 … Continue reading John Seefeld: Hurling The Platter
Here's an article from 1950 listing the officials for the meets to be held at Bay. Some observations: 1) Many of these guys were still at it decades later. 2) Bill Graham graduated from the Bay in 1935 and his 25.1 in the 220 Yard Low Hurdles that year at Camp Randall set the overall … Continue reading 1950: Bay Track Officials
Phil Valley's 14.4 obliterated the overall 120 High Hurdles State record (14.7). Defending State champion Bob Albrecht of the Bay finished second. In the subsequent 18 State meets where the event was run over 36" hurdles, only four guys in all classes ran faster, with one of them being Jim Mitchell of the Bay in … Continue reading 1942