Shorewood and West Allis Central did some monopolizing, but not enough, apparently. The Bay, led by double-event champions Bob Brown, Fritz Forrer and Jim Mitchell, won six events and somehow found a way to win the Suburban Relays by 20 points. They did this despite missing sprinters Joe Kiehm, Jim Bremer and John Smith due … Continue reading 1946: Mothers Day
1946: Bad News For The Rest Of The Suburban Conference
The Bay had Fritz Forrer and they didn't.
1947: Attempted Larceny
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
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
Indoor practices were a challenge in the days prior to the construction of the Memorial Gym. They had the hallways and dungeon. And it's not like the Memorial Gym was all that big a help, either.
Short Lads Who Can Run Fast
From the Wisconsin State Journal after the 1951 State Meet: Allen Butler and Jim Englander at Camp Randall in 1948 after the Bay doubled up runner-up Richland Center 43 - 20 1/2: Five-time State Champion Bill Eichfeld winning the 200 in 1951: Three-time Badger track letterman Jim Englander from the 1951 Badger: … Continue reading Short Lads Who Can Run Fast