Track, 1966-1967

  • Track, 1966-1967
  • "In 1916, a 'new' sport, track athletics, was introduced at Wakefield High School. The team slowly lost momentum, and after many years of inactivity, the indoor track team was reintroduced to WHS in 1961, competing in the Essex County League. By 1962 the team had a 7-0 record, and by 1964 had captured three league titles. The team joined the Middlesex League during the 1964-1965 school year, the first year under Coach James Duff. They won the league title that year with a 6-0-1 record. In 1966-1967, the indoor track team won the Class B State Championship. Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, competition was so fierce in the league that WHS lost the league championship to Lexington by one point, in 1969. Coach Duff was also named coach of the outdoor track team during the 1964-1965 school year. In 1979, Coach Martin Callahan started a girls track team which competed in the North Shore League. They moved to the Middlesex League in 1980, taking the league crown in their first year of competition." -- Text from calendar.
  • The 1966-1967 boy's indoor track team captured the Class B state crown. Members included (front row, left to right): D. Beasley, R. Rivers, D. Day, K. Kelley, J. Hudson, R. Hadley, J. Cummings, A. Struzziero, and R. Williams. (Back row, left to right) Coach James Duff, F. Spencer, L. Douglass, R. Fitzpatrick, K. Holden, L. Brown, J. Raffael, B. Iverson, G. Ball, R. Truesdale, R. Stevens, P. Chisholm, R. Robbins, K. Winkler, P. Cerrone, J. Wahl, P. Egan, and W. King.
  • Image from the Wakefield Municipal Gas and Light Department annual calendar, 2002
  • 1966 - 1967
  • [Wakefield, Mass.] : Wakefield Municipal Gas & Light Department


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