A 1931 graduate of Centralia
High School, he was state champion in the
long jump with a record leap of 23’ 3 1/2”.
That record stood until 1934 when it was
broken by Centralia’s own Lowell
District records in the long jump and low
hurdles and recorded the best time ever at
CHS in the 220 hurdles (25.0), an event no
He capped off
his brilliant high school career by placing
second in the long jump at the Amos Alonso
Stagg National Interscholastic Track and
Field Meet at the University of Chicago.