Class of ’63 Track & Field Records
When the OCHS moved to its new location, many of the records in the Athletic Department were either lost or destroyed. Some members of the current OCHS administration want to correct this unfortunate situation. It is hopeful that the information found below will become a source document or reference for this effort. The information focuses on our 1963 Classmates. Special thanks to Michael T. Vender (Class of ’64) for his tireless efforts at the OC library researching and recreating the facts placed here. Thanks to John Vender for forwarding this information to me. John asks that if anyone finds any errors or omissions that he please be contacted.
|Event||Name||Record||Previous record year|
|Shot-put||Tom Kerr||49ft. 9 ½ in.||1954|
|Pole Vault||Dick Redfield||11ft. 7 1/8 in.||1960|
|Javelin||Ed Szympruch||169 ft. 6 in.||1956|
|220 Yard Dash||John Vender||22.6 sec.||1961|
|440 Yard Dash (2 turns)||John Vender||51.9 sec.||1950|
|Mile Relay||Vender (anchor), Shaughnessy, Harvey, Hower||3min. 29.5 sec.||1956|
Many of the above records were a decade old. In most cases they weren’t just broken, they were shattered!
Two classmates deserve special recognition. Although Rick Montana and David Wilson did not break any records, they consistently won or placed in their events. Remember, breaking records doesn’t win track meets; it’s points, and Rick and David consistently won points for the team.
Head Track Coach:
Mr. James Enos (Still alive in 2008)