The 1928 Polar track season was one of the most successful in history. The team’s first meet of the season was the Hamline Relays. Captain Clarence Munn won three individual events, the javelin, the 100 yard dash and the shot put. He set a new record in the shot. The team also placed several relays in winning the meet with 23 points. Central and Duluth Central finished second with 16.5 point each.
The second meet of the season was the city meet. The Polars finished second to Central, but had some outstanding individual successes. Clarence Munn again won the 100 yard dash, javelin, discus and shot put. He set a new city javelin record at 174’4”. He set a North record in the discus with a toss of 122 feet. Leonard Seklund won the pole vault and Smithy Northon took second in the 220 yard dash.
The next meet was the state meet. North finished second, losing to central by ¾ of a point. Clarence Munn again performed superbly. He set a state meet record in the javelin with 165’3”. He also won the 100 yard dash and shot put titles. He finished second in the discus by a few inches. Leonard Seklund won the state pole vault title with a new school record of 11’1-7/8”.
The final meet of the year was at Carlton College. Central won the meet with North finishing second with 40 points. Clarence Munn again led the way, winning the shot put, javelin, discus and 100 yard dash. Jerry Anderson took second in the discus. Albert Allen finished fourth in the broad jump. Elmer Lindfors tied for second in the high jump. Vernon Oldham came In third in the 880 yard run. Leonard Seklund tied for second in the pole vault. John Toren and Arthur Hatcher both placed in the hurdles. Finally, the half mile relay team of Fred Gray, Stanley Bergquist, Russell Orr and Munn placed second.
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