Benson Polytechnic High School - BluePrint Yearbook (Portland, OR)

 - Class of 1973

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Page 80 text:

"First Title" In 15 Years pushed Benson away from the win. GRANT TAKES THE TECHMEN AGAIN Coming up against Grant for the second time in a row, the team stood a good chance to take the Generals this time. but most of the Benson runners had themselves psyched-out. They ran a terrible race and were walked all over by the Generals with a score of 23-32. Roosevelt and Washington teams dropped out at the last moment. TECH DEFEATED BY JACKSON RAIDERS BY TWO POINTS Being the last meet of the pre-city playoffs, Tech was still without runner, Russ Fleming, who was recovering very slowly from an injury. Benson runners are still depressed about their last two meets letting Jackson slip by winning with a slim margin 37-39. Tech runner Dan Fulton, remained undefeated throughout the season. TECHMEN GAIN CITY TITLE BY WIDE MARGIN Benson had not won a city championship in cross country for fifteen years, so hopes were up for the 1972 city meet. The Tech team, trying to take revenge on the other teams for their last four losses, wanted to improve and make a good showing. Ninety-one runners lined up at the starting line. It was a hard race, but turning up at the finish was Dan Fulton to take the individual title and following was the Tech team to take the city championship by a respectable margin. The 1972 city championship team: Dan Fulton, Frank Wylam, Bob Fulton, Russ Fleming, Mark Lasley. Wayne Goldsmith and Ken Hamilton were proud of their win. TECH TAKES CHANCE AT STATE The team thought the city meet was tough, they hadn't seen anything yet. The state meet was a different story. Teams from all over the state were trying to do the same thing Benson was trying to do . . . win. Runners were striding through swamps, over hills, around lakes, not mentioning the pushing, the shoving and other slight unseen fouls throughout the race. Other than that, it was just an everyday cross country race covering 2.5 miles.

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FAR UPPER LEFT: Bob Fulton, frosh sensation, helps lead the Tech runners to a victory at Adams. UPPER LEFT: The crowd. estimated at two thousand. observes Tech runner Frank Wylam at the state meet, He ended up with a fine finish in twentieth place. ABOVE: Coach White gives reassuring words on a leg injury to Steve Pfalzgraff before a meet against Grant. LEFT: Junior, Russ Fleming, weaves through a pack of runners during the state meet in Eugene.



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FAR BOTTOM LEFT: Tech's top four runners getting the last words from the starter before the race, from left to right are Dan Fulton, Frank Wylam, Russ Fleming and Bob Fulton. FAR LEFT: Dan Fulton battles for a first place finish at the state meet, but had to settle for a fourth. LEFT: The six top finishers at the state meet are as follows from top left to bottom right: first place from South Eugene was Tom McChesney, in second, his teammate, Steve Surface: third from David Douglas High School was Greg Gustafson and in fourth place. the P.I.L. champion from Benson, Dan Fulton: fifth place from Central Catholic. Dan's brother, Joe, and in sixth was Caxton Muune ofJackson. BELOW: The 1972 city championship team, first row from left to right: Marty Botts lmgr.l. Dan Fulton, Bob Fulton, Frank Wylam, Russ Flemingi second row: Jeff Neill. Greg Schneider, Mark Lasley, Bill Skach, Wayne Goldsmith and Ken Hamilton. , VARSITY crross COUNTRY SCOREBOARD 1. BENSON 23, Wilson 44, Adams 68, Roosevelt lno teaml 2. BENSON 25, Franklin 35, Jefferson 99, Washington 119 3. BENSON 35, Marshall 43, Jackson 47, Adams 1 14 4. Grant 23, Madison 44, BENSON 47, Adams 128. Cleveland 139 5, Grant 23, BENSON 32, Washington and Roosevelt lno teaml 6. Jackson 37, BENSON 39, Lincoln 80, Madison 85 7. CITY MEET: BENSON 62, Grant 72, Jackson 74, Franklin 76, Marshall 110, Lincoln 170, Wilson 221, Cleveland and Adams 254 ltiel, Jefferson 274 8. STATE MEET: BENSON 7th

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