In 1948 LeRoy Collins of Green Bay East became the first WIAA athlete to run the 440 in under 50 seconds at the State Meet, turning in a 49.5 at Camp Randall. The number of sub-50's run in the years directly after at any Wisconsin high school meet were few and far between. And no … Continue reading The Bay 440 School Record Progression
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
Bob Nicolet, class of 1955, is one of the giants of Whitefish Bay athletics. Simply one of the best ever Bay athletes. He amassed an amazing 14 letters in Football, Basketball, Baseball, Golf and Tennis. He's one of two Bay guys in the Suburban era that I'm aware of that were named 1st Team All-Suburban … Continue reading Bob Nicolet: Nic Is Tops In The State
Buzz Humke moved into the Bay in the early 1950's for his junior year. Anybody that had his father Bob for Freshmen Algebra over the next couple of decades knows all about the necessity of having a proper license. (Mr. Humke passed away in 2007 at age 98.) Buzz was an outstanding pole vaulter, winning … Continue reading Buzz Humke — Where Is Your License To Do That?
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