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History of Track at MHS

It is unknown when the first track teams were organized, but the first written record that could be located was mentioned in The Portsmouth Times, May 9, 1931, p. 14:

Wheelersburg Trims Minford - Track Meet Held Friday Afternoon Furnished Plenty of Thrills 

Scoring 165 points to their opponents' 74, Wheelersburg High school defeated Minford High school in their annual track meet held Friday afternoon on Wheelersburg school.

Winners of the various events are:

 Boys Results

 Pole vault Shot put440 Dash 100 yard dash 
1 - Smith
2 - Morehead
3 - Shope
4 - Williams & Conley tie 
1 - Wellman
2 - Lewis
3 - Scott
4 - Allen 
1 - Hatten
2 - Shope
3 - Burgess
4 - Workman
5 - Parks 
1 - Wellman
2 - Parker
3 - Burgess
4 - Parks 
 220 yard dashHigh jump Discus throw 880 yard race 
1 - Parker
2 - Burgess
3 - Moorehead
4 - Allen
5 - Parker 
1 - Moorehead
2 - Wellman
3 - Smith
4 - Allen
5 - M. Smith
1 - Moorehead
2 - Parker
3 - Turner
4 - Allen
5 - Scott 
1 - Shope
2 - Workman
3 - Nibert
4 - M. Smith 
 One mile raceBroad jump   
1 - Wellman
2 - Schneider
3 - Shope
4 - Workman
5 - M. Smith 
1 - Wellman
2 - Kellogg
3 - Parks
4 - Allen
5 - Conley 
 
 

Girls Results 

 50 yard race100 yard race Baseball throw Basketball throw 
1 - Alexandria
2 - Reed
3 - Bender
4 - Vaughters 
1 - Montgomery
2 - Alexandria
3 - Mundhank
4 - L. Montgomery 
1 - Litteral
2 - McLaughlin
3 - Gilliland
4 - Vaughters
5 - Smith 
1 - Hughes
2 - Smikth
3 - Parsons
4 - Litteral
5 - Montgomery 
 High jump   
1 - Litteral
2 - Hughes
3 - Bruder
4 - Allen
5 - Smith 
   

Records of the meet are:
Pole vault :  9 ft 8 in by Smith
Shot put:  38 ft 5 in by Wellman
High jump:  5 ft 8 in by Moorehead
Discus throw:  80 ft 2 in by Moorehead
Broad jump:  20 ft by Wellman
Girls baseball throw:  163 ft 9 in by Litteral
Girls basketball throw:  68 ft 2 in by Hughes
 

 The First Track Meet at Minford

The Portsmouth Times, May 7, 1932, p. 7:

Wheelersburg Bests Minford - Track and Field Meet Held Between Boys and Girls Teams

The Wheelersburg and Minford High School track and field teams clashed this week and Wheelersburg emerged the victor, 157 to 83. 

This was the first meet ever held at Minford and there was much interest and enthusiasm in the various events.

Boys Results 

 100 yard dash 220 yard dash440 yard dash  880 yard run
1 - Wellman, W
2 - Burgess, W
3 - Parks, M
4 - Strothers, W
5 - Yeagle, M
Time = 10 seconds
1 - Burgess, W
2 - Parks, M
3 - R. Wellman, W
4 - Lewis, M
5 - C. Montgomery, M
Times = 25.5
1 - Parker, W
2 - Wellman, W
3 - C. Nibert, M
4 - Lewis, M
5 - Workman, W
1 - Parker, W
2 - Workman, W
3 - Kellog, W
4 - L. Smith, M
5 - E. Nibert, M
Time: 2:22
 One mile run Shot put Pole vault Broad jump
1 - R. Wellman, W
2 - Workman, W
3 - C. Nibert, M
4 - Strothers, W
5 - Montgomery, M
Time:  5:38
1 - Wellman, W
2 - Scott, M
3 - Parks, M
4 - Burgess, W
5 - Workman, W
Distance:  41.3 ft.
1 - J. Smith, W
2 - C. Williams, M
3 - Conley, W
4 - Hall, W
5 - Wright, M
1 - Wellman, W
2 - Parks, M
3 - Kellog, W
4 - J. Smith, W
5 - Oberley, M
Distance:  21 ft.
 High jump Discus throw Relay 
1 - J. Smith, W
2 - Wellman, W
3 - Hacker, W
4 - J. Smith, M
5 - Dabney, M
1 - Hacker, W
2 - Parker, W
3 - Scott, M
4 - John Smith, M
5 - Stockham, M
Distance:  90 ft.
Both teams fouled,
no points granted 
 
 

The Minford girls were defeated by Wheelersburg but they made a much better score than the Minford boys.


Girls Results 

 50 yard dash100 yard dash  Baseball throwBasketball throw 
1 - Ova Montgomery, M
2 - Mundheink, W
3 - Reed, W
4 - Alexander, M
5 - Wyant, M
1 - Ova Montgomery, M
2 - Reed, W
3 - Mundheink, W
4 - Alexander, M
5 - Vaughters, W
1 - Vaughters, W
2 - Smith, W
3 - Ova Montgomery, M
4 - Meyers, W
5 - McLaughlin, M
Distance:  156.3
1 - Parsons, W
2 - Vaughters, W
3 - Smith, W
4 - Ova Montgomery, M
5 - L. Montgomery, M
Distance:  63 ft
 High jump   
 1 - Morehead, W
2 - Smith, W
3 - C. Canary, M
4 - Ackerman, W
5 - O. Canary, M
   


The high scores of the boys' meet were Wellman, 22; R. Wellman, 17, both of Wheelersburg.  Parks of Minford scores 14 points.

In the girls' events, Ova Montgomery of Minford scored 17 points; Vaughters 11, and Smith 11 both of Wheelersburg.
 

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