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Share our heritage: 1926 Bellefonte High School track team

Pictured is the 1926 Bellefonte High School track team.
Pictured is the 1926 Bellefonte High School track team. Photo provided

Today’s photo is from Ralph Gray.

It shows the 1926 Bellefonte High School track team.

Gray provided the following information:

The 1926 Penn Relays

Penn “sponsored a Relay Carnival on April 23, 1926, at Franklin Field; and a foursome from Bellefonte High School took second place in the high school mile relay with a time of 3 minutes, 41.4 seconds. The silver medalists were: Charles Merrill ‘Dutch’ Waite, Alan Katz, John Shoemaker and Jim McCullough. New Castle High came in first. At the Interscholastics Meet, Bellefonte High’s Don Best was second in the broad jump and McCullough placed fourth in the 100-yard dash.”

Pictured are: back row, from left: coach Jay Riden, unknown, Dutch Waite, unknown, unknown, unknown, unknown. Front row: coach E.K. Stock; the remainder are unknown.

Readers who can identify those in the photo may contact Gray at 349-5740 or RNK12161@verizon.net.

ABOUT THIS SERIES

Each Monday, the Centre Daily Times will publish an installment in our “Share our Heritage” series, featuring photos from Centre County’s past.

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