"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
At the State Track Meet nobody cares what you've done during the season or during your career. The only thing that matters is what you do on the day of the State Meet. Heading into his senior season in 1975, Tom Callahan had put together a solid career in the Pole Vault. In his first … Continue reading Tom Callahan: The Great Ones Do It On The Day
When it came to success in track and field, the Bay didn't mess around. They got very good, very quick. The Bay finished 6th at the 1934 Class B State Meet in their very first season. Sophomore Bob Burke became the first of what are now 98* Bay State individual or relay champions when he … Continue reading Well, That Escalated Quickly
Suburban Outdoor: First held in 1925. First meet for the Bay was 1934. Suburban Relays: First held in 1938. Suburban Indoor: First held in 1954. The Indoor was held at UWM's Baker Fieldhouse from 1954 through 1958. In 1959 it moved to Waukesha's new fieldhouse and stayed there for most of the 1960's. The Relays … Continue reading Some Historical Facts About Suburban Conference Track and Field
The Suburban Conference was founded in 1924 with seven schools. Years indicate the first year of WIAA membership, which other than Waukesha and maybe Wauwatosa, should be about the year they opened. Cudahy (1921-1922) Milwaukee County School of Agriculture (1923-1924; located in Wauwatosa and known as the County Aggies) Shorewood (1923-1924) South Milwaukee (1910-1911) Waukesha … Continue reading The Great, Historic Suburban Conference
The closest public high school option for Whitefish Bay students prior to the mid 1920's was Milwaukee Riverside, which could be attended on a tuition basis. Shorewood high school opened in the fall of 1924 and replaced Riverside as the closest public option, also on a tuition basis. By 1930, the new Shorewood building was … Continue reading Whitefish Bay High School: The Beginning