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1919-1920 Men's Track Season
Back Row: Frank Hoben, Melvin Eaton, Ronald Havstad. Front Row: Earl Bloom, Theodore Kolderie, Raymond Ferguson

The track team began it’s outdoor season with a new head coach.  Albert D. Allen.  Allen’s men participated in four events.


The first event was a triangular meet with West and East.  The Polars finished second at the meet, defeating East but losing to West.  The scores were West 72, North 26, East 14.  David Sperling won the 100 year dash in 10.8 seconds for the only individual championship at the meet.  He also finished second in the 220 yard dash.  Theodore Kolderie finished third in the 880 yard run. Milton Rybert was second in the 120 yard high hurdles. Louis Gross placed second in the discus, javelin and shot put.  The half mile relay team also won its event.


Donald Hamilton runns the hurdles in a 1920 race.

A duel meet with South was the next event.  North won 68-45with the team splitting the various events.  Sperling won both the 100 and 220,  Kolderie the 880, Ryberg the 120 high hurdles and 220 low hurdles.  Gross the discus, javelin and shot.  Again, the relay team won.


The State Meet at Carleton College on May 29, 1920 consisted mostly of schools from Minneapolis and Saint Paul.  West won easily with 54.5 points, followed by Saint Paul Central, 36.5, North 19, Mechanic Arts, 12, East, 11, Central, 10.5, Saint Paul Humboldt, 8 and South 1.5.  Sperling finished

Thomas Blakeslee going over the high jump bar
3rd in the 100 and 2nd in the 220.  Kolderie as second in the 880.  Ryberg was 2nd in the 120 high hurdles.  Gross was second in the Javelin and 3rd in the shot put.  North’s half mile relay team finished 2nd.


The last event of the season was the Conference meet on June 4, 1920.  West easily won with 58 points followed by Central, 22, North, 12, East, 10 and South, 8.  The weather started out fie, but heavy rain moved some events indoors while other events were cancelled completely. Point getters for North were Sperling, 3rd in 100 and 2nd in the 220,  Kolderie, 4th in the 880, Gross, 3trd in the shot put.  The relay team finished 2nd.