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Helena, Montana
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The Independent Record, Helena, Mont. Sunday, April 27, 1952 Page Seventwn Eighth Helena Jaycee Relays This Saturday HELENA STATE RECORD SETTERS-This Bengal quartet of (left to right) Don Halverson, Ron Halverson, Jim Haslip and Joe Griffith set a new Montana Interscholastic half-mile relay mark in 1951 with the fast time of 1:32.1 at Missoula. Haslip and Griffith are gone but Ron and Don Halverson will be running for the Helena Crimson Bengals Saturday in the eighth annual Helena Jaycee Relays. Event Has Become Leading Test Of Interscholastic Track Stars Prior to State Meet By Doc Bowler Top track event of the seasoi from Montana's class A athlete will be staged Saturday morning and afternoon at Vigilante stadium It will be the eighth annual Helena Jaycee Relays, founded by Benga Coach Lloyd Skor. Butte, Butle Central, Anaconda Missoula, Falls, Flathead Billings, Gallatin, Park, Havre and Fergus high schools will bring their best track and field athletes to the meet to compete agains each other and the host Helen: Crimson Bengals. Athletes will compete as indi viduals and in relay teams for the bushel of bronzart medals to be awarded in the 1952 running of the Helena Jaycee Relays. Emphasis will be placed on indi vidual effort, on equalling or bet tenng the Helena, Jaycee and Vigi lante stadium records listed else \\here on this page. It is the big meet of the season for the class A athletes for there is no restriction on the numbers o! runners, jumpers, vaulters and weight men which a coach can enter. Squads of 25 to 30 entries are not uncommon at the Helena Relays, now a fixture of the track and field season. More class A athletes will be seen in action here than will participate in the Montana Interschol Jstic in Missoula two weeks hence The meet will start at 11 o'clock in the morning with preliminaries In the low hurdles, frosh low hurdles, high hurdles, 100-yard dash and frosh 100-yard dash. Final events of the morning are the shot out, broad jump, high jump, discus throw and frosh broad jump. These field events are staged in the morning because they are by nature slower in progress. Afternoon events will start at 2.30 o'clock and will proceed in rapid-fire order that has marked track and field meets organized by Coach Skor of Helena. Colorful relays around the track, finals in the sprints and two field events, the pole vault and javelin throw, both visible from the stands, are staged in the afternoon. The afternoon order of events will be two-mile relay, 100-yard dash finals, frosh 100-yard dash finals, high hurdle finals, 440-yard class AA relay, 440-yard class A relay, 880-yard relay, frosh medley relay, class AA medley relay, class A medley relay and shuttle hurdle relay. HONORED GUEST of the eighth annual Helena Jaycee Relays will be Guy Stegner, Missoula Spartan mentor for 23 years prior to his retirement a year ago. Stegner's track teams always furnished tough competition in the Helena Relays and won 12 Montana Interscholastic crowns in 20 years of competition. He is recovering from illness but has hopes to be present Sunday. Medals will be awarded winners of first, second and third places n each of the special events. Fourth and'fifth places will re- RELAYS FOUNDER -- Coach Lloyd Skor of tie Helena Crimson Bengals founded the Helena Jaycee Relays in 1945, his first term as coach at Helena high school. The well-managed meets which he has staged since then have attracted many fans to the Relays and other Helena track and field contests. His track and field squads always have made a strong showing in the Relays. Last year, the Bengals dominated the Relays and than came within a point of winning the Montana Interscholastic. 1EWSP4PERS :eive gold stamped ribbons. Last year, 168 medals and rib Dons were awarded to the various winners and placers. Two hundrec eleven young athletes competed for lie honors to be won. Many of .hem will be back this year to add .0 their collection or to try and get a start on such a collection. Preparations-for the Relays are )eing made by Lloyd Skor, Henry ?iske, Bernard McGinley, Bus Wiliams and Charles Johnson, all of Helena high school. The Helena Jaycee Relays were started from an idea spawned by Skor in a conversation with other :lass A coaches. The coaches voted to hold the Relays in Helena ecause of its central location and ecause of the excellent track and ield facilities offered by Vigilante itadium. The 440-yard track at Vigilante tadium is recognized as one of the better cinder tracks in Montana. t is properly maintained and is ast. Coaches with less suitable acilities welcome the chance to iring their athletes to Helena for he fast competition. From the standpoint of the fans, Vigilante stadium has finish lines in front of the south stands, which also permit a full view of the running track and vaulting pits. Records of Vigilante Stadium Offer Something to Shoot At Here are the Vigilante stadium records at which class A Montana high school athletes shoot in each meet here: 100-yard dash--Damaskos, Missoula (1951) and Prouty, Great Falls, (1950). Time: 10 seconds flat. 220-yard dash--Pruney Parsons, Helena (1940). Time: 22.7 seconds. 440-yard run--Ron Halverson, Helena (1951). Time: 52.8 seconds. 880-yard run--Bigley, Butte Public (1942). Time: 2.04.8. Mile run--Houston, Missoula (1941). Time: 4:42.8. Low hurdles (180 yards)-West, Butte Public (1951). Time: 21.2 seconds. High hurdles -- McAulliffe, Butte Public (1949), Time: 14.7 seconds. 880-yard relay--Helena (1951) and Butte Public (1939) and 1946). Time: 1.35.7. Pole vault--Delaney, Missoula (1951). Height: 11 feet 8% inches. High jump--Mac primes, Helena (1951). Height: ft feet % inch. Broad jump -- Favre Eaton, Helena (1949). Distance: 21 feet 3% inches. Shot pu^-Perry, Great Falls (1948). Distance: 54 feet 10V2 inches. Discus throw--RJpke, Missoula (1948). Distance: 150 feet 10%! inches. Javelin toss -- Lloyd, Butte Public (1946). Distance: 175 feet 9 inches. Oh, Happy Day! Milwaukee, Wis.-(NEA)--Linotype operators who handled the Marquette football program looked ahead to the day Sam Balistreri, team manager, wotild be graduated. Finally the happy day arrived, and the boys in the composing room heaved a sigh of relief. The other day Coach Lisle Blackbourn named Balistreri's successor. He's Dave Wypiszinski. RELAYS REFEREE -- Henry Fiske, longtime coach at Helena high school, will be referee for the 1952 Helena Jaycee Relays. Fiske retired from coaching in the 1930s and has been a widely known football, track, basketball and baseball arbiter since that time. GREAT FALLS WEIGHT STAR is Jim Rohan, a brawny Bison who shoves the shot out around 50 feet and flings the discus 140 feet and upwards. Roban will be seen in action in both events Saturday morning in special events of the eighth annual Helena Jaycee Relays He probably will not compete in the javelin toss, an event in which he took first in the 1951 state meet. TWO MILES BUT QUICK--Helena Crimson Bengals still have strength in depth for the distance relay events of the 1952 Helena Jaycee Relays Saturday. Raring to go in the two-mile relay event is this quartet of (left to right) Bill Thomas, Dick Totten, "Harold Shepherd and Ron Halverson that won the 1951 event in 8:37.7. Helena Crimson Bengal Trackmen Have Racked Up Some Excellent Marks in Former Years Helena Crimson Bengal track and field men will have some records of their own at which to shoot n the eighth annual Helena Jaycee relays Saturday. Bengal records date back to 1928 when Clarence Watson ran the mile n 4:37.8 to be almost a one-man track team for Helena high school The names of some of Helena's 'Utstanding performers are listed n the records, which count no mater where they are made, just so hey are in a regular meet. Here are the records: 100-yard dash--Pruney Parsons 1939), Jack Hoon (1936). Time: 0 seconds flat. 220-yard dash--Parsons (1939). 222 seconds. 440-yard run--Ray Gray (1946). Time: 51.3 seconds. 880-yard run--Don White (1949). Ime: 1:59.9. ' Mile run -- Clarence Watson 1928). Time: 4:37.8. 180-yard low hurdles--Vince Lu- ien (1951). Time: 21.9 seconds. High hurdles -- Frank Skow 1948). Time: 15.6 seconds. Discus throw--Bud Maras (1941). Distance: 146 feet. 3 inches. Shot put--Al Martello (1941). Distance: 49 feet 4 inches. Time Javelin throw -- Dick Muffick Distance: 167 feet 6 inches. Pole vault -- Gene Richeson (1950). Height: 12 feet Vz inch. Broad jump -- Favre Eaton (1949). Distance: 21 feet 9M; inches. High jump--Mae Grimes (1951) Height: 6 feet 3V4 inches. 440-yard relay--Chap Hill, Don Hah orson, Jim Haslip, Joe Griffith (1951). Time: 45.6. 880-yard relay--Don Halvorson Ron .Halvorson, Jim Haslip, Joe Griffith, (1951). Time. 1:32.1. Mile relay--Bud Morris, Bob Killeen, Homer Bennett, Ray Graj (1946). Time: 3.37.6. Two-mile relay --Bill Thomas, Dick Totten, Harold Shepherd, Ron Halverson {1951). Time: 8:37.7. Medley relay--Don Halverson, Jim Haslip, Ron Halverson, Harold Shepherd (1951). Time: 3:36.8. Frosh medley relay--Vince Lupien, Dick Pierskey, Harold Shepherd,^ Jarold Shepherd (1950). Time: 3:53.5. Frosh 100-yard d a s h -- Ray Amundson (1949). Time: 10.5 seconds. Frosh broad jump--Favre Eaton (1947). Distance: 18 feet 7 inches. DETERMINATION PERSONIFIED is shown on the face of Ron Halverson as he takes the baton from Harold Shepherd in the 1951 Helena Jaycees Relays. Halverson anchored the Crimson Bengals to victory in the two-mile relay event during which this exchange was photographed.-Both men are back this year to try to gain further glory for the Helena Bengals in the 1952 relays Saturday. Old Track Stars Never Fade, They Just Judge Dick Samson, a former Helena Crimson Bengal athlete himself, is general chairman for the Junior Chamber of Commerce in its sponsorship of the eighth annual Helena Jaycee Relays Saturday morning and afternoon at Vigilante stadium. Samson divided responsibility for staging of the meet into two divisions this year. Ronnie Keim who won Bengal track honors, is in charge of the field events. Ed McHugh, a Bengal halfback m days gone by, is in charge of the running events. Lewis Hartsell, former Montana Grizzly athlete, is the only outsider invited to aid in staging of the Relays. Hartsell will be the man with the gun. He has had considerable experience as a starter at Montana State university in Missoula, where he now resides. Henry Fiske again will serve as Relays referee, to make final decisions on reports from the judges. John Thomas, another old hand at the Relays, will be clerk of the course. Cato Butler will serve as announcer to keep the fans in BENGAL DEFENDING CHAMPIONS in the mile relay event of the eighth annua? Helena Jaycee Relays Saturday are (left to right) John Bansch, Doug Rathman, Ronnie Munger and Dick Totten. This fleet quartet is back intact for the 1952 Relays. Helena won the 1951 mile relay in 3:44.7. OVER THE TOP WITH A CHAMPION-Mac Grimes, Helena Bengal all-around athlete, set a new Montana Interscholastic mark with this high jump of 6 feet 3V4 Inches last spring. Grimes holds hope of bettering that effort this year and of setting a new Vigilante stadium mark in the eighth annual Helena Jaycee Relays Saturday morning. Grimes also flings the discus and puts the shot. His prowess in the field events caused Coach Lloyd Skor of Helena to take him out of the quartermile, an event in which he lettered as a sophomore. BEST BENGAL miler to date is Clarence Watson, who was a one-man track team for Helena high school in the '20s. Watson holds the all-time Helena high school mile record at 4:37.8, set in 1928. It is the oldest of the Bengal marks. This photo was taken while Watson was a Montana Grizzly runner. formed as to times and names of the winners. Francis Sprinkle will be chief inspector, assisted by Dave Miner Charles Mattill will have the job of handing out bronzart medals to the athletes as they win their crowns and places. J. Morley looper will inspect the shots, discus, javelins and poles used by the competitors. E. S. Haines, Andy Mackanich, Dr. S. P. Keane and Floyd B. Rath- nan will be timers. Judges of the 'inish, and some of them are mighty close, wi 1 ! be Ernest Retz, P. J. McHugh, Mickey Anderson, John Gaglisrdi, Don House, Jim Weir, Gene Fahlig. Bill McElhaney, Walter Nachtsheim, Norman Matthews and Chase Patrick. Shot put and discus throw judges will be Bob Eeim, Ed Wordal, Rich Kuhl, Rich Barker and Dave Blacker. High jump judges will be Sach Murfitt, Fred Ranf and Bud Mor- 'is. Bob Morgan, Vern Michaelson and Frank Verbanic will judge the broad jump. Judges of the pole vault will be Murfitt, Ranf, Morris and Kent DeVore 6 Bob Keim, Pick Muffick, Top Montana Class A Athletes Have Few More Records Which They Can Shoot at Here Top athletes in Montana class A high schools have a few more records at which to take a crack in the Helena Jaycee Relays than they do in the usual track and field event in Montana. Twenty-one events give the athletes a chance to shine both as individual and as members of crack relay teams. The Helena Relays also provide opportunity for the better freshmen candidates to compete against other first-year men of ability. Each year, to date, records have tumbled by the wayside. In 1951, the Helena Relays competitors established new records and equalled two others. Here are the relays records, which in all cases are the same as those for the stadium: 100-yard dash--Damaskos, Missoula (1951) and Prouty, Great Falls (1950). Time: 10 seconds flat. Frosh 100-yard dash -- Ray Amundson, Helena (1949). Time: 10.5 seconds. Pole vault,--Delaney, Missoula (1951). Height: 11 feet BVs inches. High hurdles--MsAulliffe, Butte Public (1949). Time. 14.7 seconds. 440-yard relay (class AA)--Helena )1951). Time: 45.6 seconds. 440-yard relay (class A)--Anaconda (1951). Time: 46.5 seconds. Kuhl, Barker, Wordal and Blacker will judge the javelin toss. Members of the Helena high school "H" club will serve as hurdle setters. Mile relay -- Helena (1946). Time: 3:37.6. Javelin toss--Lloyd, Butte Public (1946). Distance: 175 feet 9 inches. Low hurdles (180 yards)--West, Butte Public (1951). Time: 21.2 seconds. Frosh low hurdles--Niemi, Butte Public (1951). Time: 23.4 seconds. 880-yard relay--Helena (1951), Butte (1939 and 1946). Time: 1:35.7. Frosh medley relay--Missoula (1945). Time: 3:51.4. Class A medley relay--Gallatin (1951). Time: 3:40.1. Class AA medley relay--Helena (1951). Time: 3:36.8. Shuttle hurdle relay--Missoula (1951). Time: 47.45 seconds. Shot put--Perry, G r e a t Falls (1948). Distance: 54 feet 10V 2 inches. Broad jump -- Eaton, Helena (1948). Distance: 21 feet 3% inches. Frosh broad jump--Eaton, Helena (1946). Distance: 18 feet 7% inches. Discus throw--Ripke, Missoula (1948). Distance: 150 feet 1QY 2 inches. High jump--Mac Grimes, Helena (1951). Height: 6 feet % inch, Unbeatable Tuacaloosa, Ala.--(NEA)--Alabama's new track coach, Herb Hodges, won 41 straight dual meets coaching Wheaton, III., h i g h schoolers. MISSOULA TIMBER TOPPERS deluxe are Connie Ow and Jerry Koon, who will be seen in action here Saturday at the eighth annual Helena Jaycee Relays. Orr and Koon finished one-two in the Montana Interscholastic in 1951. Orr holds the state record for the 180-yard lows with a time of 20.5 seconds. «,,,,, K F W S F A P F R f l R C H I V l

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