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160 NWAC Championships
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1969-70 SFCC Men's Track and Field Team

Track 1969-70

The 1969-1970 SFCC Men’s Track and Field team was selected for their effort in winning the WAACC Team Championship for the first time in school history. The team was coached by Mike Keller who was named WAACC Coach of the Year for Track and Field in just his second year at SFCC and Les Rurey served as his assistant coach. SFCC hosted the meet for the first time and scored 133 points to rout Everett in 2nd with 65 points and Green River in 3rd with 54 points. 17 Community College teams competed in the championship meet. SFCC, who had 5 Individual Champions, was led by Phil Burkwist from Lewis and Clark HS who won both the mile (4:08.7 meet record) and 2 Mile (9:24.5). Other Spokane winners included; Brad Nave in the Discus (160’7”) and Spike Walker with a meet record in the Shot Put (57’3 1/4”).  Walker also placed second in the Discus at 153’9”. Bill Hodgson set a meet record in the Javelin (219’4”) and also placed fourth in the Shot at 49’4”. Other Spokane athletes who placed in the meet included; George Reed (TJ 46’ 1/4” & L J 23’5 1/4”), Bob Alexander (100 10.2), Gary Lewis (120 HH 15.1 & 440IM 55.7), John Blaylock (Mile  4:19 & 2 Mile 9:31.3), Willie Hernandez (2 Mile 9:34.5), Scott Lloyd (Mile4:20.5), John Lopez (Mile4:20.8), Dave Probst (Mile 4:21.9), and  Rex Gilbert (PV 14’4”). Others on the Championship team roster included Bill Bloom, Dave Burnham, Mark Cornelison, Gary Elibee, Ken Fraizer, Jim Greene, Ron Grosz, Larry Hone, Randy Kramer, Nick Lazanis, Bernard Rembert, Dan Rowlands, Bill Smith, Scott Tilton and Gary Wheelhouse.


1970-71 SFCC Men's Track and Field


Track 1970-71

The 1970-1971 SFCC Men’s Track and Field team was selected for their success in winning the WAACC Team Championship for the 2nd straight year by scoring 150 points. The meet was hosted by SFCC and saw Everett finish second with 56 points and Seattle take 3rd with 45 points.  Mike Keller was named WAACC Men’s Track and Field Coach of the Year for the second straight year and was again aided by assistant coach Les Rurey.  The team had 4 Individual Champions in addition to winning the Mile Relay. Phil Burkwist won the Mile (4:11.3) and 2 Mile (9:10.3 meet record) for his second straight year. Brad Nave in the Discus (164’0”) and Spike Walker with a meet record in the Shot Put (61’3 1/4”) also won Individual Championships for their second year in a row. SFCC won the Mile Relay (3:13.8) with Bernard Rembert ( 440 49.3), Jeff Hunter, Mike Reed (880 1:53.2 & L J 23’3 1/2”)and Gary Ellibee ( L J 23’4 1/4”) all running championship legs for the team. Other SFCC athletes who placed in the Championship Meet include Willie Hernandez (2 Mile 9:29.1), Chris White (2Mile 9:54.2), John Lopez (Mile 4:21.3 & 2Mile 9:57.6), Nick Lazanis (880 1:56.2), Kelley Bonney (Mile 4:21.6), Jim Qualheim ( TJ 43’7.75” & 440 IM 54.6 ), Bill Hodgson (D 151’0”, SP 52’3” & J 232’3”), Steve Williams (D 141’3”0), Scott Noltensmeire (HH 15.3), Brad Wear (PV 14’3”), Rex Gilbert (PV 14’0”), Gary Day (L J 23’4 1/4”), Vacay Cempirek (J 227’11’), and Bill Gregorson (J 210’5”). Additional Championship team members included Bob Alexander, Bob Barbero, Dave Burnham, Doug Cossette, Bob Easter, John Elden, Daryl Edenshaw, Al Gardner, Lee Hazelbaker, Tony Maucione, Ray Parks, Ed Roff, Jim Scorgie, Tom Sipp and Lyle Vernard.

 

1973-74 SCC Men's Track & Field Team
Head Coach John Buck, Assistant Coaches Max Jensen, Duane Hartman, and Ray Fabien

Track & Field 73-74

The 1974 SCC track and field team was one of the best, if not the best, men’s track teams in NWAACC history. The 1974 team won 12 individual events and scored 200 points in more than doubling the 2nd place team. They won the NWAACC Track and Field Championship for the 2nd consecutive year for Head Coach John Buck whose teams went on to win 11 championships in a row. The individual event winners were: Chris Braithwaite in the 100 (9.2r) and 220 (21.3), Reggie Brown in the 440 (48.7), Kurt Beckman in the 3 mile (13:48.4), Syd Lofton in the 120 HH (14.6) and 440 IM (55.3), Ray Hansen in the discus (158’8”), Howard Banks in the Shot (51’9”), Steve Tripp in the Javelin (211’1”), Ken Wenman in the Pole Vault (15’9”r), Keith Morgan, Ken Wenman, Gary Carew and Chris Braithwaite in the 440Relay (41.7), and Keith Morgan, John Klaus, Jim Williamson and Reggie Brown in the Mile Relay (3:16.1). This team had 14 athletes go on to four year colleges and universities and had 3 athletes qualify for their Olympic team; Chris Braithwaite and Gary Carew (Trinidad) in the 100 and Ken Wenman (Canada) in the Pole Vault.  Greg Alley, Drew Auclair, Pat Clifton, Ashwin Creed, Keith Cronrath, Denzil Davis, Robert Gauthier, Bryan Geissler, Greg Gustafson, Jim Hennessy, Ken Henry, Hugh Huck, Bill Hunt, Paul Keiper, Steve Kirk, Kevin Litwiller, Don Martin, Greg Mitchell, Tom McDowell, Claude Neuenschander, Fred Nyberg, Randy Rolph, Clayton Walkes, Rick Wittaker and Steve Wilson were all outstanding track and field athletes who competed on this championship team. This team beat Division I colleges and universities at invitational meets on a regular basis and never lost to any two year colleges.


1975-76 SCC Men's Track and Field Team
Head Coach John Buck, Assistants Coacehs Max Jensen, Duane Hartman, and Ray Fabian

Track and Field 75-76

Another great (would go head to head with the 1974 SCC team) SCC track and field team, the 1976 team won the NWAACC Championship by setting an all-time record for the highest winning score (206 points) in NWAACC history. Individual athletes won 8 NWAACC individual events in the Championship meet. The team was led in the NWAACC meet by Gary Schaeffer in the javelin with a record throw of 252’1.50”, Lloyd Brown in Triple Jump at 48’9”, Tom Larson in the mile at 4:10.13, Dave Sullivan in the 440 with a 47:18r, Steve Kiesel in the 880 at 1:52.81, Dave McDuffie in the 440 IM at 53.58,  Mike Andrews, Mark Robinson, Gene Farris and Dave McDuffie in the 440 Relay and Mike Andrews, Mark Robinson, Steve Kiesel and Stan Kerr in the Mile Relay (3:15.00r) as well as 6 second place winners. Greg Arlt, Dennis Armstrong, Al Balcom, John Boulton, Charles Cacek, Bill Darrah, Wayne Davis, Frank Dejak, Dan Estabrook, Adama Fall, Marty Flanagan, Clint Glass, Ken Guy, Mike Hadway, Randy Henry, Dan Koll, Dean Landreth, Bob LaShaw, Scott Marshall, Roy Martin, Guy Mease, Jim Moravec, Bill Morgan, Rod Pearsall, Mark Rednour, Bill Reynar, Tim Riley, Tom Rodgers, Greg Rooney, Russ Smith, Rich Stewart, Bart Taylor, Guy Tunnell and Brad Upton were also great track and field athletes who competed on this championship team. Spokane sent 10 athletes on to D-1 Colleges and Universities as they won the NWAACC Championship for SCC for the 3rd straight year. The 1976 SCC track team kept Spokane on pace towards  a record 17 straight team NWAACC Championships, 11 years under Coach John Buck and than 6 more under Coach Duane Hartman.


1982-83 Men's Track Team
Head Coach Duane Hartman
 

The 1982-83 men’s track and field team was led by Duane Hartman in his first year as head coach of the Sasquatch. They won the NWAACC team championship with 223 points, edging out the second place Bellevue squad who finished with 203. CCS NWAACC individual event champions were:  John Spatz--Decathlon (6297 pts); Dennis Livingston--100 (10.78), 200 (21.47), LJ (23’3 ¾”), 400 Relay, 1600 Relay;  Dan Shannon--400 (47.88), 400 Relay, 1600 Relay, (200-2nd); Cris Violette-- 800 (1:51.57); Ben Welch--5K (15:00.89), (10K-2nd); Pat Kostecka--DIS (164'1 1/2"), SP (51'10"); Randy Mendenhall-- JAV (220'11"); Keith Nelson--PV (14'6"), (JAV-2nd); Brian Kennedy-- 400 Relay, 1600 Relay, (400-4th); Marlon Barrow--400 Relay; and Vernon Mickens--1600 Relay, (400-2nd).  Other championship team members were Charles (Chip) Arthur (PV-6th), Steve Barbieri (PV-2nd), Duke Batchelor, Mark Brady, Mike Brockway (JAV-3rd), Kenny Colston, Gregg Durkee, Sean Elkington (JAV-5th), Robert Fasulo (400 IH-5th), Pete Ferrell, Mike Flynn (DIS-2nd), Lorin French, Jeff Clidden, Clint Grassel (Decathlon-4th), Pat Harder, Mark Herbert, Juan Hogan, Pat Kenworthy, Keith Law, Mark Lowry, Mike Maw, James Miller (800-3rd), Jim Peckham, Mark Peckel, Bob Ricker, Vance Robinson, Mike Shill, George Smith,  Mike Stromme, Troy Tarbert (SP-2nd), Chris Vogel, Mike Waller, Anthony Wright (110HH-6th), and Brady Wright (100-6th, 110HH-5th, 400IH-2nd).  Assistant coaches were Dave Klysek and Bud Calbreath.

 

1983-84 Men's Track Team
Head Coach Duane Hartman

The 1983-84 men’s track and field team won their 13th straight NWAACC title and second in a row for head coach Duane Hartman. They scored 150 1/2 points in beating second place Bellevue who had 124. CCS individual event champions were:  Brady Wright--Decathlon (6398 pts), (400IH-5th, 110HH-5th, PV-6th); Vernon Mickens--400 (47.80), 400 Relay, 1600 Relay, (200-2nd); Randy Mendenhall--JAV (243'8"); Brian Kennedy--400 Relay, 1600 Relay; James Poole--400 Relay, (100-2nd, 200-5th); Dennis Livingston--400 Relay, 1600 Relay, (100-2nd, LJ-2nd); Tony Apilado--1600 Relay.  Other championship team members were Charles (Chip) Arthur (PV-3rd), Curt Bagley, Steve Barbieri, Chad Beard, Kelly Brown (1500-5th), Jeff Culler, Guy Davey, Robert Fasulo, Mike Flynn (DIS-2nd), John Geissler, Brian Hill (JAV-3rd), Stan Holman (SC-3rd, 5K-6th), Al Horning, Randall Jones, Ken Korns, John Loran, Marc Lowry, Jeff Lyden, Mike Maw (SC-4th), Mike Olma (JAV-2nd), Bob Pebles, Jerry Pope (LJ-5th), Dave Ramsey (10K-4th), Tom Ray, Tony Reed (TJ-4th), Mike Riley, Jeff Schmidt (HJ-tie 6th), Tim Scoles (SP-2nd), Troy Tarbert, Chris Vogel, and Anthony Wright.  Assistant coaches were Dave Klysek and Gary Milton.

 

1984-85 Men's Track Team
Head Coach Duane Hartman
 

The 1984-85 CCS men’s track and field team won their 14th straight NWAACC title for Spokane and third straight for Coach Hartman. Spokane finished with 161 points putting away second place Lane with 115 points. CCS individual event champions were:  Phil Jesse--LJ (22'10"), (Decathlon-3rd, TJ-4th); Mike Olma--JAV (214'8"); John Billingsley--HAM (166'9"), (DIS-3rd); Bill Ayears--400 Relay, (100-3rd, LJ-3rd); Maurice Joseph--400 Relay, (100-4th); Al Horning--400 Relay; Hogan Wrixon--400 Relay, (400-2nd, 200-3rd) Other championship team members were Tony Apilado (400-5th), Derek Bowls, Kelly Brown, Bob Case (JAV-6th), Kevin Clegg, Guy Davey, Rick Duque (400IH-4th), Don Garrison, Evan Glaser (800-3rd), Don Hilse (JAV-4th), Stan Holman (SC-2nd, 5K-4th) Tim Jacobson (JAV-5th, HAM-3rd, DIS-2nd), Shawn Klingele, Dave Knight, Gary Knowlton (Decathlon-6th), Richard Merrill (SP-4th), Chris Nolden, Matt Pool, James Poole, Jerry Pope (HJ-6th, 400IH-5th) Dave Ramsey, Todd Ray, Ben Robinson, Richard Tyrie (5K-3rd, 10K-3rd), Kyle Unland (HAM-5th), and Jim Wilson (HJ-5th). The 1600 Relay team finished in third place. Assistant coaches were Gary Milton and Curt Ransford.


1985-86 Men's Track Team
Head Coach Duane Hartman

The 1985-86 CCS men’s track and field team won their 15th straight NWAACC championship with 216 points, trouncing second place Lane who had 129 points. It was the fourth championship in a row for head coach Duane Hartman. CCS NWAACC event champions were: Rich Tyrie--5K (15:14.33), 10K (31:45.1); Bill Ayears--LJ (24'3 1/4"), 400 Relay, (TJ-3rd); Chuck Ballou--TJ (47'9") 400 Relay, (LJ-4th); Paul Barrett--DIS (157'11"), (HAM-4th); Richard Merrill--SP (52'5"), (HAM-3rd, DIS-4th); Kyle Unland--HAM (169'10"), (DIS-3rd, JAV-6th); Ron Fabien--400 Relay, (400-2nd, 1600 Relay-2nd); Tim Sullivan--400 Relay, (HJ-6th, 100-2nd, 1600 Relay-2nd).  Other championship team members were Scott Bickar (SP-2nd), Jeff Brink, Dave Carroll, Bob Case, Kevin Clegg (SC-3rd), Bart Colburn, Vince Collins (800-3rd), Chad Dezellem (1600 Relay-2nd), Rick Duque, Jim Hernandez (5K-3rd, 10K-3rd), Tim Jacobson (HAM-2nd, DIS-2nd), Phil Jesse (Decathlon-4th, LJ-2nd), Dave Knight, Gary Knowlton, Todd McAllister (HJ-2nd), Chris Morton, Marty Neihaus, Manuel Orozco, James Poole, Todd Ray, Rob Raymond (JAV-2nd), Willey Schimmels (TJ-6th), Kenton Strehlou, Byron Tucker, Jim Wilson (400IH-6th), and Hogan Wrixon (200-5th, 1600 Relay-2nd).  Hartman was assisted by Curt Ransford, John Spatz and Vic Wallace.


1986-87 Men's Track Team
Head Coach Duane Hartman
 

The 1986-87 CCS men’s track and field team won the NWAACC championship with 151 points, edging out second place Highline with 137 points.  It was the 16th straight for Spokane and fifth in a row for Coach Hartman. CCS individual NWAACC event champions were:  Joe Johnson--400 (49.27), (400 Relay-2nd, 200-5th); Vince Collins--800 (1:52.04), 1600 Relay; Paul Barrett--DIS (150'10"), HAM (158’0”), (JAV-5th); Scott Bickar--SP (50'10"); Dave Carroll--1600 Relay, (800-2nd); Eric Lampkin--1600 Relay, (800-5th); Todd McAllister--1600 Relay, (HJ-2nd).  Other championship team members were Tyrone Ashley (400-5th, 200-6th), Tony Brendgard, Jeff Brink, John Britton (SP-6th), Galen Burnette, Tim Cloke (SC-2nd), Bart Colburn, Ivan Corley (400 Relay-2nd, 100-3rd, 200-3rd), Ralph Field, Jim Hernandez, Neal Macomber (400 Relay-2nd), Manuel Orozco, Rick Raymond, Rob Raymond (JAV-4th), Reginald Reid, Willey Schimmels, Marlin Slattum, Tim Sullivan (400 Relay-2nd), Byron Tucker (JAV-3rd), and Reggie Willis.  The assistant coaches were Curt Ransford, John Spatz and Vic Wallace.

 

1987-88 Men's Track Team
Head Coach Duane Hartman
 

The 1987-88 CCS men’s track and field team won their 17th straight title for Spokane and sixth in a row for Coach Duane Hartman. Spokane scored 180 points in the meet at SCC, soundly beating second place Highline with 156 points. CCS individual NWAACC event champions were:  Dan O’Brien--Decathlon (7275 pts), 100 (10.59), 110HH (14.25), LJ (24’6 ¼”), SP (47’6 ¾”), (DIS-2nd, 1600 Relay-2nd); Joe Johnson--200 (22.01), 400 Relay, (100-3rd), (1600 Relay-2nd); Micah Ray 400--(48.16), (1600 Relay-2nd); Neal Macomber--400 Relay; Ron Pasquale--400 Relay, (400-3rd, 200-8th, 1600 Relay-2nd); Ivan Corley--400 Relay, (100-4th, 200-2nd).  Other team members were Tyrone Ashley, Cecil Bowie, Tony Brendgard (800-6th), John Britton (HAM-6th), Tim Cloke (SC-6th), Ralph Field (1500-3rd), Toby Graff, Scot Hattenburg, Kelly Husband (5K-3rd, 10K-3rd), Roosevelt Jones, Shawn Kendall, Eric Lampkin (800-2nd), Andy Ledwich (800-5th), Jon Maple (400IH-2nd), Kevin Moss, Mark Paulsen (SP-6th), Mike Ramos, Rick Raymond (JAV-3rd), Reginald Reid, Dennis Remley, Bryan Schultz (5K-6th, 10K-5th), Marlin Slattum (110HH-6th, 400IH-5th), William Smith, Les Ulrick (HAM-4th, DIS-4th)and Jeff Wolfe.  Coach Hartman’s assistant was Roy Givens.