UHEF & Uni News


Jul, 2016

Barbara Nwaba ‘07 on the way to the Olympic Games!

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[Posted July 10, 2016] A powerful first-day performance set up 2007 Uni grad Barbara Nwaba to win her second consecutive U.S. championship in the heptathlon and qualify her for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Pictured above: Barbara Nwaba ‘07 (Photo courtesy Santa Barbara Track Club) Competing at Oregon’s Hayward Field in cloudy and rainy conditions, Nwaba finished in the top three in three of the four first-day events in the heptathlon: the high jump (first, 6-2 3/4), shot put (third, 46-5 1/2) and 200 m (third, […]



Aug, 2014

Remembering Mel Patton, Uni’s greatest athlete

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[Posted August 17, 2014]  In the 90-plus years of University High School, there has been one athlete who accomplishments stand above all others: Mel Patton. The two-time track & field gold medalist from the 1948 Olympic Games in London died at age 89 on May 9 in Fallbrook, California, south of San Clemente. Pictured above: Patton winning the 200 meters at the 1948 Olympic Games in London, just ahead of American teammate Barney Ewell. Patton attended Uni, then a three-year high school, in 1941-42-43 before entering the U.S. Navy to […]