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Feb, 2016

Uni track & field records reconstructed, sort of . . .

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[Posted February 5, 2016] Thanks to the new Rekortan S all-weather track installed last fall, Uni will once again host track & field meets for the first time in more than a decade this spring.

Pictured above: From the 1974 Chieftain, David Duffy (at right) and Steve Rosen in the 220-yard dash vs. Pali!

In conjunction with this, the Uni Hi Education Foundation has received multiple alumni requests for a current list of Uni school track & field records.

For decades, the Uni records “list” was kept on a giant plaque created during the Dick Kampmann Era (1960-85) and displayed in the original Uni gym on Westgate Avenue. However, when the rebuilt facility on Westgate was demolished about 2008 due to its position near an earthquake fault, the records plaque was trashed.

Based on photographs of the remains of the plaque, marks posted to Athletic.net and California State Meet results, the attached lists are an attempt to compile the best outdoor marks made by University High School track & field athletes. There is reasonable confidence in the Boys marks, but not for many of the Girls marks.

The remains of the Uni track & field record board, trashed c. 2008 (Photo courtesy Kelly Aguda)

The remains of the Uni track & field record board, trashed c. 2008 (Photo courtesy Kelly Aguda)

Unfortunately, good reference materials on Uni athletes, such as end-of-season best-marks lists, scorebooks, City prelims and finals results and City-wide best-marks lists from 1986-present were not available. Only fully-automatic times are shown in 100ths of a second; marks originally hand-timed are NOT converted.

If you have more or better information, PLEASE send amendments to Connect@UHEF.org. Thanks in advance!

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