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1922-1923 Men's Track Season
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Samuel Schekman, A, Keifer, J. Gordon, Joe Shussin, Coach C. A. Aller, Louis Erdman, David Davis, Ronald Havstad, John Acker, Morris Berman, James Kotz, Ronald Haertel, Charles Christianson, Abe Sperling, Reuben Galanter

1922-1923 Indoor Track Season

 

The 1922-1923 indoor track team participated in six meets, four conference meets and two non-conference. 

 

North began the season losing to West 82-13.  Charles Christenson accounted for eight of the team’s 13 points, finishing first in the 880 and second in the 440.

 

The second meet of the season was against South.  North again lost, 51-39.

 

The third meet of the season was against Central.  Central completely dominated the Polars 90-5.  North’s only points came when Ronald Havstad tied for first in the pole vault and Faue tied for third in the broad jump.

 

The final conference meet was against Edison.  The Polars won their first meet of the season 52-43.  Ronald Havstad again led the team in scoring, closely followed by James Kotz.

 

The team turned its attention to a non-conference meet against Saint Paul Central.  The team from Saint Paul was highly regared as one of the best in the area, but North won 47.2-28-8

 

The final meet of the indoor season was against Saint Paul Mechanic Arts.  The feature of the meet was Ronald Havstad.  Havstad set a new school record in the pole vault at 10’5-5/8”.  The old record was 10 feet even.  The team capped the day by winning 48-46.

 

1922-1923 Outdoor Track Season

The 1922-1923 Outdoor Track season opened after an Indoor season which started slowly but finished strong.  The nucleus of the team had been practicing most of the winter.  Coach Aller expected great things from his team. 

 

The first event was the Hamline Relays.  North finished fourth in the two-mile relay and third in the half-mile relay.  Ronnie Havstad also distinguished himself by tying for first in the Pole Vault. 

 

The City meet was next Havstad tied with Warrington of West for the championship in the Pole Vault.  He set a new school record of 11 feet.  Ambrose Redmond tied with Meigher of West for the championship in the High Jump with a lead of 5’6”.

 

The Twin City meet was held one week after the City meet at Northrup Field.  Havstad again tied for the victory with two others in the Pole vault.  This was the only victory North amassed. 

 

The final meet of the season was the Class A State Meet.  North did not anticipate having many champions after the poor showing at the Twin City meet.  Havstad won the only event for North, finishing first in the Pole Vault with a jump of 11 feet to equal his school record.  He also finished fourth in the broad jump. Ambrose Redmond finished fifth in the high jump and in the 120 yard hurdles. Berman finished fourth in the javelin.  Raymond Haertel finished fifth in the 220 yard dash. Kloehn (unknown first name) finished fourth in the 220 yard low hurdles.  The relay team of Louis Erdman, Reuben Galanter, Havstad and Haertel finished fifth.