The 1915-1916 Men's Track team, again directed by Coach Earl R. Jackson, began with promise. The first meet of the year was the annual North-East meet. The North tracksters finished first, in seven of nine events, on their way to a 47-30 victory. Winslow Kelly won the mile in an astounding 5 minutes, 21 seconds. He also claimed victory in the half mile. Max Sachs took first place in three events, 70 yard dash, 220 yard dash and the 440 yard dash. Sachs also started the relay, but the team lost in the final leg by inches.
The conference meet was held at the National Guard Armory in downtown Minneapolis. Kelly did not compete due to illness. Central was declared the champion with 49 points. West was second. North was third with 21 points, East, 16, and South, 1 finished behind the Polars. Sidney Richards was the shot put champion. Kenneth Stone won the broad jump and finished second in the shot. Sachs won the 220 and finished second in the 440.
The next meet was the Twin City meet, pitting the teams from Minneapolis against the teams from St. Paul. The meet was held at St. Thomas College (now St. Thomas University). Minneapolis Central earned the title with 44 points. Teams finished in the following order: Westm Eastm St. Paul Central and North. North did have some runners who placed. Sachs again took second in the 440. Stone finished second in the broad jump and third in the shot put. Arthur Flannagan took second in the mile.
1500 James Ave. North Minneapolis, MN 55411
Telephone: 612.668.1700 | Fax: 612.668.1770