Track Meet

From the front page of the May 4, 1916 Skidmore News:

Track Meet a Success
A Big Crowd Witnessed Stunts by the School Pupils

A large crowd was present at the track meet last Friday afternoon in Skidmore and some very clever stunts were pulled off by different contestants.  Rollo Howden proved himself a good all-round athlete and received several nice prizes by being first in different events.

Cash prizes were furnished by the business men of Skidmore, who are always willing to help the school in any way possible.  Following is the program given with the names of winners of prizes:

100 yard dash – Rollo Howden, first, Douglas Haynes, third, Paul Karr, third
Hoop rolling race for girls, 50 yards – Letha Newton first, Artie Parrish second, Mary Cross third.
Running broad jump – Rollo Howden first.  Class B, Forrest Strickler
20 yard dash, girls – Alice Barrett first.  Class D, Evelyn Monk
Nail driving contest, girls, class A – Ruth McDonald.  Class B, Letha Newton
Standing broad jump, class A – Rollo Howden.  Class B, Forrest Strickler.  Class C, Earl Puett.  Class D, Lawrence Linville.
Discus throw – Elza King first.
Flag relay race – Alice Barrett first, Ethel Lyle second, Letha Newton third, Dorothy White fourth.
50 yard dash, class B – Earl Puett first, Everett Pierpoint second.  Class C. Vernon Barret first.
220 yard dash, free for all – Rollo Howden first, Paul Karr second
Hammer throw – Vela Peoples first, Evelyn Goslee second.
Potato race, girls, class B – Letha Newton first. Class C, Louise Logan.
Three legged race, boys, class C and D – Junior Skidmore and Earl Puett first.  Class D, Vernon Barrett and Lawrence Linville
Pole vault, class A – Rollo Howden first, Douglas Haynes second.  Class B, Roy Horn
Hitching single rig, girls, class A – Lillie McDowell first, Hildred Goslee second.
Shot put – Glynn Britton first, Elza King second.
Hop, step and jump – Rollo Howden first, Elza King second.
The judges were Rev. Reubin Barrett, F. H. Barrett, M. A. Sewell and H. W. Montgomery.  J. O. Miller was announcer.

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