Abilene High School - Flashlight Yearbook (Abilene, TX)

 - Class of 1942

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Pacing the Sweetwater Mustangs down to the finish of the last race, the Abilene I-ligh Tracksters won a close second in the District 3AA Meet of '42 with an accumulation of 34 points to Sweetwater's 37. Troutman, one of Abilene's star players, was high-point man of the Meet with 15 l-4 points, winning first place in the shot put and discus. Burditt, one of the surprise stars of the Meet, won first in the 220-yard dash and the lOO-yard dash. Cn the 440-yard relay, the Abilene team-Burditt, Spires, Lee, and Troutman--placed first and set a new Dis- trict record of 47 seconds flat. At the Begional Meet, Abilene again surprised a group of track fans by beating Sweetwater for second place honors, after Breck- enridge copped the title with 27 points. The Eagles in gaining a total of l6 points, made their strongest bid for top honors since 1935. Troutman, Eagle high-point man of the Meet, along with Flanagan of Sweet- water and Eambro of Breckenridge with ten points each, took first place in the shot put and discus. ln the discus, Troutman set a new record of l32 feet, 2 inches, bettering the old record of lames Thomason of Brownwood. Burditt again copped first place in the lOO-yard dash with a time of ten and one-tenth seconds. The Abilene boys did a grand job--one that we are truly proud of. -Cur hats are off to you, boys, for your fine work and glorious display of sportsmanship and truly great ability as tracksters. Crack First Bow: Dub Duff, Charles Trickey, l-l. G. Castle, Bobby Lee Hill, Fred Schultz, Donald Bird, Gene Spires, Stanley l-linnant. -3 Second Bow: Billy Lee Allen, Bichard Dillingham, Bill McDaniels, Bobert Lee, Bay Taylor, Eugene Tooke, Charles Bradshaw, Eddie Grier. Third Row: Mr. W. K. Bentley lcoachl, Duane Sandlin, lustin Edgar, Balph Cwnby, Bobby Buckles, Morris Patterson, Baymond Troutrnan, Louis Bowdry, and Bill Kiker. Page 151

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