NEWPORT NEWS HIGH SCHOOL
TRACK AND FIELD - 1960

Coaches - Julie Conn,  Charlie Nuttycombe and Johnny Palmer;
Co-Captains - Don Carroll ('60) and Gene Duncan ('60);
Managers -
     
1960 Anchor - p. 86 1960 Anchor - p. 87 1960 Anchor - p. 88
10/17/04 10/17/04 10/17/04
I was paying a brief visit to the Peninsula this past weekend to celebrate my mother's 98th birthday and I happened to notice that the Conn-Madden Relays were taking place. Of course those relays weren't around when I or we were in NNHS because both Julie Conn and Thad Madden were still coaching us local high school kids. But there were the Norfolk-Virginian Pilot Relays. So I thought I would send a clipping from the1960 Relays. There were local high schools running relays and invitational events and they also brought in some big name Olympic talent. The 1960 Relays featured pole vaulter Don Bragg and sprinter Dave Sime, both Olympic athletes. The 'big' stars brought in the crowds but the local headlines were two Peninsula stars, NNHS shot putter Don Carroll '60 and WHS high jumper George Leonard '60, both setting meet records.

- Robert Price ('61) of VA - 04/04/07
Thanks, Robert!

 
 
Saturday, April 2, 1960 Tuesday, April 26, 1960 Wednesday, April 27, 1960
- Courtesy of Robert Price ('61) of VA - 03/29/07
Thanks, Robert!
- Courtesy of Robert Price ('61) of VA - 04/04/07
Thanks, Robert!
- Carol Buckley Harty ('65) of IL - 09/16/09 Carol,

Just a couple more clippings for the 1960 T&F archives. The first is one you said you had and the second is a different clip about the same meet.

- Robert Price ('61) of VA - 04/13/07
Thanks, Robert!

04/07/07 09/16/09 04/25/07


Carol, another newspaper article my mom stuck away for me to find years later, and get misty eyed reading them.

Hope you can make this out.

- Jerry Blanchard ('62) of VA - 04/25/07
Thanks, Jerry!

This is as clear as I could make this, so I transcribed it as best I could.  
I think if I keep working at this, I'll be able to decipher the rest of it.

 
Fall 1959
 

Duncan, Harris Honored At Typhoon Grid Assembly
  
Gene Duncan was awarded the Julian Gordon trophy and teammate Ed Harris was
given the Hi-Y trophy today at a special assembly session at Newport News High, in honor of the 1959 football team.

   A TOTAL of 36 varsity foot-
ballers received letters
for their outstanding play last season. The Newport News JV gridders
were given 36 certificates and the
cross country track team, capt-
ained by George Balanis, were
awarded 31 letters.
   Duncan, one of the top ____ in the state, and a ________ in the Eastern District first team, was awarded the outstanding play-
er on the Newport News
 

and three ______ ______ _____.
   Harris, a ________ ______, ___
______ by his teammates __ ___

_______ __ ___ _____. Harris is
also president of the student body,
vice-president of the band and has been president of his _____ for
five years.
  
VARSITY LETTERMEN - Bobby Boyce, John ______, _____ ___-
___, _____ _____, Co-Captain
Gene Duncan, Milton Eason, Co-
Captain Frank Friedland, Allen
Hall, Ed Harris, George Helliesen,

Steve Hochman, Buddy Isbell,
Wayne Johnson, Robert Price, Bill
Roady, Gerald Schweida, Steve
Seltzer, Phil Turner, Horace Un-
derwood, Donnie White, Kenny
Womack, Downey Wray and James
Workman, Manager Tommy Chap-
pell, managers Buddy David and Kenny Olshansky.
  
JUNIOR VARSITY
Marshall Adams, William Barnes,
Jerry Blanchard, ______ ______,
Charles Buffington, Jerry
Burks, George Carter, Dan Cole-
man, Glen Davenport, Donald __-
_____, Wayne Delozier, Joe __-
___, William Hanrahan, Calvin Hanrahan, Larry Harding, Larry
_____, Barry Hatchett, Ted
Heflin, Wayne Johnson, Rufus
Kennedy, Chris Kypriandes, Don-
ald London, Tommy Mahone, Jo-
seph McCormick, John M____, Paul
Neal, Dallas Patterson, Max Pol-
lard, ______ _________, Jimmy
______, ______ _______, Dennis
Snelling, Steve Sparkman, Rob-
ert Stalnaker, Bernard Whitmer
and Delano Wray, Managers Hen-
ry Ragland and Jeffrey Zwerdling.
   CROSS COUNTRY LETTER-
MEN
- Captain George Balanis,
Fred Bowen, Norman Dick, Jim-
my Hall, Paul Lieberman, Jimmy Lovedahl, David _______, Harry
Wilks and Jerry Woodlief, Man-
agers _____ _____ and Frank
_______.
 


Running Scared 

(Roy Orbison)

  Just running scared, each place we go.
 So afraid that he might show.
 
 Yeah, running scared, what would I do
 If he came back, and wanted you?
 
 Just running scared, feeling low.
 Running scared. You loved him so.
 
 Just running scared, afraid to lose.
 If he came back, which one would you choose?
 
 Then, all at once, he was standing there.
 So sure of himself, his head in the air.
 My heart was breaking. Which one would it be?
 You turned around and walked away with me.



"Running Scared" midi and lyrics courtesy of http://ynucc.yeungnam.ac.kr/~bwlee/lyrics/runscd.htm,
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 09/15/04
Thanks, Dave!

Runner clip art courtesy of http://dir.coolclips.com/Sports/Track_and_Field/Runners_Running/ - 09/15/04

Baton clip art courtesy of http://www.clipsahoy.com/webgraphics/as1349.htm - 09/15/04

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