"The Class A and State Record is 14 Flat Set by Tom Dakin of Whitefish Bay in 1962." Anybody who attended the State Track Meet from 1965 to 1979 heard PA announcer Bill Cross blast out those memorable words in that unique, booming voice. Bill had been the Bay's head track coach from 1958 to … Continue reading So Just How Good Was Tom Dakin’s 14.0 In The 120 High Hurdles In 1962?
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
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
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 is the fact sheet on the Wisconsin Track Coaches Association website for Tom Dakin's well-deserved and long overdue Hall of Fame induction in 2013. I'm very thankful to the person who put forth the time and effort related to Tom's nomination. But things have a way of getting mucked up over time. Let's go … Continue reading Just The Facts, Part II
Below are team scores and 880 Relay results from the 1966 State Meet at Monona Grove. Which do you like better, the Wisconsin State Journal or Milwaukee Journal? Wisconsin State Journal: Milwaukee Journal: Me? I like the Milwaukee Journal's results much better. They also have the advantage of being correct. The Bay got a monster … Continue reading Just The Facts, Part I