Frank Wykoff ~ Boys Varsity 100 Meters

Frank Clifford Wykoff was born in Des Moines, Iowa on October 29, 1909 to Nellie and Clifford Wykoff. An outstanding sprinter while attending Glendale High School, Wykoff took his place in track and field history by being the first man to ever win three Olympic relay gold medals, all in world record time.

Although only 19, Wykoff made his first Olympic team in Amsterdam in 1928, winning the gold medal in the 4 x 100 relay after placing fourth in the open 100. He enrolled at USC where his sprint success continued. The winner of the national collegiate 100 yard dash titles in 1930 and 1931, he also was a two-time national AAU 100 champion in 1928 and 1931. Wykoff ran the first official 9.4 for 100 yards in 1930. He made the 1932 Los Angeles Olympic team, adding a second gold medal in the sprint relay. His third gold medal came in 1936 in Berlin. The 1936 Olympic sprint relay team was an awesome unit that not only included Wykoff but Jesse Owens and Ralph Metcalfe. Their time of 39.8 in Berlin was to last 20 years as a world record. Wykoff also ran the open 100 at Berlin and once again finished fourth.

Wykoff served for fourteen years as a teacher and superintendent of the Carpinteria Elementary School District. He concluded his career in education as the director of special schools in Los Angeles County in charge of budget and the educational program for 1500 youngsters who were wards of the court and in the custody of the probation department.  While in Carpinteria, Wykoff would personally present the Russell Cup sprint trophy to the annual winner.

Frank Wykoff died of emphysema on January 1, 1980, at the age of 70. He was inducted into the USA Track and Field Hall of Fame in 1977 and posthumously, into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame in 1984 and the USC Athletic Hall of Fame in 1999. Additional hall of fame honors include: the Register’s Sports Hall of Fame in Des Moines, the United States Helms Athletic Foundation at Los Angeles, Glendale High School and Glendale Community College

For more information on Frank Wykoff please visit http://frankwykoff.com/

Recipients of the Frank Wykoff, Boys Varsity 100 Meters Trophy:  

2016 Branden Smith Paraclete
Frank Wykoff presents the Wykoff Trophy at the Russell Cup.
2015 Branden Smith Paraclete
2014 Triston Brown Paraclete
2013 Lavan Alston St. Bonaventure
2012 Montre Lee St. Bonaventure
2011
Kiel Alcaraz Desert Christian
2010
Niko Di Martino Oaks Christian
2009
Jared Demoss 29 Palms
2008
Jared Demoss 29 Palms
2007
Chris Owusu Oaks Christian
2006
Randall Carroll Cathedral
2005
Jonnie Adjei Lighthouse
2004
Galvez, Ricardo Cathedral
2003
Randle Harris Crespi
2002
Erick Jackson Paraclete
Chris Grisingher Carpinteria
2001
Lord Cole L.A. Baptist
2000
Jon Hall Nordhoff
1999
Andreas Oggier Oak Park
1998
Darryl Roberts Flintridge
1997
Brian Lombard St. Monica
1996
Trevor Collins Brentwood
1995
Jason Zdenek Chaminade
1994
Ali Azziz St. Joseph
1993
Adam Blundell Nordhoff
1992
Adam Blundell Nordhoff
1991
Kevin Tribelhorn Moorpark
1990
Kevin Tribelhorn Moorpark
1989
Woodward Brentwood
1988
Artis La Salle
1987
Harrison Santa Clara


1932 L.A. Olympic Gold Medal
400m Relay team.
(Wykoff #466)

1986
Whalen Nordhoff
1985
Dondre Bausley L.A. Lutheran
1984
Roberts Bishop Union
1983
Caston Desert
1982
Johnson Desert
1981
Reed Paso Robles
1980
Todd Serra
1979
Steve Ashworth Lutheran-Orange
1978
Wyatt Templeton
1977
Steve Releford L.A. Lutheran
1976
Ward L.A. Baptist
1975
Padilla Paso Robles
1974
Mark Dixon Chaminade
1973
Terry Stark Carpinteria
1972
Terry Stark Carpinteria
1971
Larry Stark Carpinteria
1970
Larry Stark Carpinteria
1969
Mason Santa Clara
1968
Brown Paso Robles
1967
Hurst Santa Barbara
1966
Sanchez Hueneme
1965
Bailey Santa Barbara
1964
Joe Gallagher Santa Barbara
1963
Don Higginbotham Ventura
1962
Eskridge Ventura
Mario Aguilar Oxnard
1961
Johnny Gilbert Santa Barbara
1960
Johnny Gilbert Santa Barbara
1959
Ken Stout Fillmore
1958
Dennis Ekimoto Antelope Valley
1957
Ron Freeman Santa Barbara
1956
Bob Wilder Santa Barbara
1955
Bill Hall Oxnard
1954
Harry Avant Hart
1953
Bill Mason Oxnard
1952
Tom Morrison Carpinteria
1951
LeRoy Vineyard Hart
1950
Claude Diggs Santa Barbara
1949
No meet due to construction
1948
Alex Bravo Santa Barbara
Jim Smith Ventura Jr. High
1947
Lester Samann Oxnard
1946
No Meet due to WWII
1945
No Meet due to WWII
1944
No Meet due to WWII
1943
No Meet due to WWII
1942
No Meet due to WWII
1941
Dick De Atly Montebello
1940
Jenkins Compton
1939
Stanley Skafte Compton
1938
Stanley Skafte Compton
Eddie Morris Huntington Beach

Multiple trophy recipients:
Santa Barbara 9  
Carpinteria 6  
Nordhoff 4  
Oxnard 4  
Paraclete 4  
Paso Robles 3  
Compton 3  
29 Palms 2  
Brentwood 2  
Chaminade 2  
Desert 2  
L.A. Lutheran 2  
L.A. Baptist 2  
Moorpark 2  
Hart 2  
Oaks Christian 2  
Santa Clara 2  
St. Bonaventure 2  
Ventura 2  

Victor Fitzmaurice ~ Boys Varsity 800 Meters

Victor J. FitzMaurice was born on August 24, 1907, in Brooklyn, New York. He attended New Utrecht High School where he served as student body president and earned all-American honors running the 880 on the track team.

Fitzmaurice came to California in 1927 and entered the University of Southern California, majoring in English. He lettered in track at USC as a miler in 1929, 1930 and 1931. On June 18, 1933 Victor married Nona Shoemaker. They were married 48 years and had three children. Prior to moving to Ventura, Fitzmaurice taught and coached track at the Barbara Worth School in Brawley. He taught English at Ventura High School for 37 years, retiring to Oakhurst with his wife Nona, in 1972. During his tenure as a secondary teacher, Fitzmaurice returned to USC to earn his master’s degree in English.

Victor Fitzmaurice passed away, suddenly, at his Oakhurst home on January 18, 1981, at the age of 73

Recipients of the Victor Fitzmaurice, Boys Varsity 800 Meter Trophy:

2016 Noah Crabtree Templeton
2015 Landis Meyer Nordhoff
2014 Landis Meyer Nordhoff
2013 Eli Malfo St. Joseph
2012 Austin Robison Villanova
2011
Shane MacMiller Crespi
2010
Cameron Stevens Oak Park
2009
Bryce Van Boxtel Shandon
2008
Bryce Van Boxtel Shandon
2007
Brandon Shirck Nordhoff
2006
Mark Ceraldi Piedmont
2005
Eric Meissner Oaks Christian
2004
Lucas Allen-Williams Carpinteria
2003
Mike Gharkhanian Village Christian
2002
Armando Flores Carpinteria
2001
Greydon Foil Laguna Blanca
2000
Tony Herr L.A. Baptist
1999
Mike Lemon Nordhoff
1998
Matthew Torres Nordhoff
1997
Christopher Felix St. Joseph
1996
T.W. Burchmore Morro Bay
1995
Brandon Pacheco Brethren Christian
1994
Stephen Miller Maranatha
1993
Brock Essick Nordhoff
1992
Anthony Fisher Maramatha
1991
Brendan Parker Desert
1990
Coley Candaele Carpinteria
1989
Coley Candaele Carpinteria
1988
Vaca Fillmore
1987
Victor Miranda Carpinteria
1986
Scott Caldwell Carpinteria
1985
Mike Freed Trona
1984
Mawhorter La Verne-Lutheran
1983
Marhold Bishop Union
1982
Don Young St. Joseph
1981
Don Young St. Joseph
1980
Fisk Serra
1979
Hendrix Maranatha
1978
Torres Alemany
1977
Fagnant Santa Clara
1976
Barrington L.A. Baptist
1975
Harrison Nordhoff
1974
Miguel Santizo Carpinteria
1973
Robinson Nordhoff
1972
Greg Carty Carpinteria
1971
Chris Haake Bishop Diego
1970
Chris Haake Bishop Diego
1969
Ted Johnson Bishop Diego
1968
Gil Escoto Fillmore
1967
Frank Staben Camarillo
1966
Frank Staben Camarillo
1965
Jim Davidson Hueneme

Multiple trophy recipients:
Carpinteria
8
Nordhoff
8
St. Joseph
4
Bishop Diego
3
Maranatha
3
Fillmore
2
L.A. Baptist
2
Camarillo
2
Shandon
2

Nick Carter ~ Boys Varsity 1600 Meters

Ernest Newton “Nick” Carter was born September 4, 1902, in Lompoc, California. While attending Lompoc High School, Nick set a school record in the mile run that stood for 34 years. He also participated in the Russell Cup track meet while at Lompoc. Following high school, Carter attended Occidental College where he continued to run track and earned his B.A. degree. While running for Occidental College, and the Los Angeles Athletic Club, he became the premier miler on the West Coast. In 1925, Carter was the national junior AAU champion. In 1928, Nick competed in the Olympics in Amsterdam in the 1500 meters, and in 1984, he served as an official at the games held in Los Angeles. Occidental College named Nick their athlete of the 1920 decade. Nick holds the distinction of being the first athlete from Santa Barbara County to make an Olympic team.

1n 1934, Nick accepted the position of head track coach at Santa Barbara State College (UCSB). He remained in that position for 33 years. In 1936 he took a leave of absence and coached the national track and field team of Peru to victory in the Bolivarian games in Bogotá, Colombia.

Nick Carter earned his M.A. degree from Claremont College and his Ed.D from UCLA.  He held the rank of major in the United States Air Force. Nick Carter spent most of his adult life promoting track in the Santa Barbara area. He was the director of the Santa Barbara Easter Relays for 24 years. In 1954, he started the Semana Nautica 14-kilometer road race. Nick is enshrined in three halls of fame: Lompoc High School, Occidental College, and in 1970 the Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table inducted Carter for his years of successful coaching and again, in 1983, for special achievement. In 1987, the La Playa Stadium track at Santa Barbara City College was officially named the Nick Carter track.

Nick Carter died on September 26, 1997 at the age of 95. Before his death, he was the second oldest living American Olympian.

Recipients of the Nick Carter, Boys Varsity 1600 Meters Trophy:

2016 Isaiah Lozano St. Bonaventure
2015 Cameron Kunde Nordhoff
2014 Sahm Bazargan Oak Park
2013 Daniel De La Torre La Salle
2012 Gustavo Sanchez Nordhoff
2011
Gustavo Sanchez Nordhoff
2010
Moises Venegas Cathedral
2009
James Goldstein Oak Park
2008
Garrison Gourdeau Oak Park
2007
Brandon Shirck Nordhoff
2006
Brandon Shirck Nordhoff
2005
Carlyle Eubank Santa Ynez
2004
George Morris St. Bonaventure
2003
Tony Arredondo Santa Clara
2002
Bryan Rayburn Morro Bay
2001
Henry Hagenbuch Cate
2000
Tony Herr L.A. Baptist
1999
Mike Lemon Nordhoff
1998
Dusty Herman Nordhoff
1997
Isiah Festa Morro Bay
1996
Isiah Festa Morro Bay
1995
Brandon Pacheco Brethren Christian
1994
Ramirez Nordhoff
1993
Brock Essick Nordhoff
1992
Bill Tallakson Nordhoff
1991
JJ Castner Oak Park
1990
Coley Candaele Carpinteria
1989
Coley Candaele Carpinteria
1988
Leonard Cate
1987
Vaca Fillmore
1986
Bret Kimple Carpinteria
1985
Trafecanty Cathedral
1984
Mawhorter La Verne-Lutheran

Multiple trophy recipients:
Nordhoff
9
Carpinteria
3
Morro Bay
3
Oak Park
3
Cate
2
Cathedral
2
St. Bonaventure 2

Allen Rogers ~ Boys Varsity Long Jump

Allen Eugene Rogers was born in Santa Barbara on November 25, 1888. He graduated from Santa Barbara high school in 1907.  While a Santa Barbara High Don, Rogers set a long jump record of 22' 1 ¾", which stood for 48 years. Following high school, Rogers attended Pomona College where he excelled in football, track and baseball.

Following service in the navy during WW I, Rogers returned to Santa Barbara where he owned and managed Roger’s Furniture Store until his death, at the age of 77, on August 23, 1961.

A track and field enthusiast all of his life, Rogers assisted in the creation and promotion of the Santa Barbara Easter Relays. He served for many years as an official at the Relays and at many other local meets. Rogers was the head finish-line judge at the Russell Cup from 1946 to the time of his death. The Russell Cup perpetual trophy, honoring his memory, was donated in 1962 by a group of officials and coaches who had served with him during the past 30 or more years. To quote from the Carpinteria Herald----“Allen Rogers’ enthusiasm and long service to high school athletics and particularly the Russell Cup track meet will long be remembered by those who had the pleasure of knowing and working with him. May this trophy inspire others to make a record in life as well as in track, equal to his.”

Allen Rogers was posthumously inducted into the Santa Barbara Athletic Hall of Fame in 1984 for service to his community.

Recipients of the Allen Rogers, Boys Varsity Long Jump Trophy:

2016 Zikel Reddick Grace Brethren


Allen Rogers presents the Mel Patton Golden shoe for the Outstanding Athlete to Bert Purdue for setting a Russell Cup record in the 880 in 1953.

2015 Luke Nickelson Nipomo
2014 Parker Mathews Pasadena Poly
2013 Brandon Mulligan La Salle
2012 Adam Ruggiero Desert Christian
2011
Kiel Alcaraz Desert Christian
2010 Niko Di Martino Oaks Christian
2009
Michael Perry La Salle
2008
Jim Chojnacki California Lutheran
2007
Da Juan Henry Valley Christian
2006
Andru Stewart Oaks Christian
2005
Jonnie Adjei Lighthouse
2004
Greg Reynolds St. Joseph
2003
Nick Barton Cate
2002
Nick Barton Cate
2001
Lord Cole L.A. Baptist
2000
Fernando Castro Cathedral
1999
Sam DiGrigoli Carpinteria
1998
Mike Williams L.A. Baptist
1997
Ron Atkins L.A. Baptist
1996
Ryan McConnell St. Bonaventure
1995
Damian Raibon St. Margaret
1994
J.D. Thompson Carpinteria
1993
Jayson Cline Brethren Christian
1992
Mark Aucutt Santa Clara
1991
Tarik Smith Oak Park
1990
Jamie Prestridge St. Joseph
1989
D. Woodward Brentwood
1988
Nathan Cotton Nordhoff
1987
Morgan Paso Robles
1986
Ty Jeffrey Nordhoff
1985
Elgin Haynie Morro Bay
1984
Elgin Haynie Morro Bay
1983
Lewis Paso Robles
1982
Lewis Paso Robles
1981
Trinkaus Laguna Hills
1980
Milner Serra
1979
Gabbard Santa Clara
1978
Martinez Bishop Garcia Diego
1977
Chip Benson Lutheran
1976
Chip Benson Lutheran
1975
Tracy L.A. Baptist
1974
Gordon Kurz Santa Clara
1973
Signer Chaminade
1972
Gordon Kurz Santa Clara
1971
Elmes Dunn
1970
Colglazier Morro Bay
1969
Luna St. Bonaventure
1968
Yasatake Rio Mesa
1967
Kunz Lutheran
1966
Coleman Thacher
1965
Black Ventura
1964
Gary Amar Ventura
1963
Gary Amar Ventura
1962
Fred Williams Oxnard

Multiple trophy recipients:
L.A. Baptist
4
Santa Clara
4
Morro Bay
3
Paso Robles
3
L.A. Lutheran
3
Ventura
3
Carpinteria
2
Cate
2
Desert Christian
2
La Salle
2
Nordhoff
2
Oaks Christian
3
St. Bonaventure
2
St. Joseph
2

Ernie Shelton ~ Boys Varsity High Jump

Ernie Shelton was born on October 28, 1932 in Chanute, Kansas. After graduating from Washington High School in Los Angeles, with a best jump of 6' 5 1/8”. Shelton spent three semesters at Valley Junior College before transferring to USC in February 1953. He lettered in track at USC in 1953, 1954 and 1955. Also an excellent decathlete, Shelton won or tied for first in an unprecedented 78 straight outdoor finals between 1953 and 1955. His high jumping technique was that of a straddler, often barefoot on his lead foot. Shelton tied for the 1955 USA men’s indoor high jump championship with a mark of 6' 8 ¾”.  He was also the champion of the Pan American Games that same year. In 1956, jumping for the Los Angeles Athletic Club, Shelton won the indoor championship outright with a mark of 6' 9”. Shelton was ranked first in the world in 1954 and 1955.  The first man to get over 6' 11” or higher more than once, he was injured shortly before the 1956 Olympic trials and missed the Melbourne games. After hanging up his spikes, he acted on TV before becoming a very successful sculptor.

Recipients of the Ernie Shelton, Boys Varsity High Jump:

2016 Michael Polk Valley Christian
2015 Vince Porter Pasadena Poly
2014 Vince Porter Pasadena Poly
2013 Byron Gregg Rosamond
2012 Byron Gregg Rosamond
2011
Allen Stevens Oaks Christian
2010
Doug Bogie Malibu
2009
Phillip McCullum Garces Memorial
2008
Graham Sadler Pasadena Poly
2007
Jeff Blake St. Joseph
2006
Tyler Adam St. Joseph
2005
Matt Tappin Flintridge Prep
2004
Elvin Tabah Valley Christian
2003
Jose Jimenez Crespi
2002
Andrew Mahlmann La Salle
2001
Andrew Mahlmann La Salle
2000
Scott Lopez Carpinteria
1999
Brandon Riedl Crespi
1998
Josh Levy Chaminade
1997
Ryan Morrow L.A. Baptist
1996
Brian Thoma Chaminade
1995
Henry Jenkins Paso Robles
1994
Snow Talifero Nordhoff
1993
Pat Rifley St. Bonaventure
1992
Dan Paine Nordhoff
1991
Derek Mason Carpinteria
1990
Derek Mason Carpinteria
1989
Matthies Whittier Christian
1988
Gilbreth La Salle
1987
McKee Santa Ynez
1986
Mike Demeter St. Joseph
1985
Mike Demeter St. Joseph
1984
Martinez Santa Clara
1983
Jones Santa Clara
1982
Lake Bishop Union
1981
Tom Ciriacks Carpinteria
1980
Geoff Boyd Harvard
1979
Bragg Western Christian
1978
Laubacher Santa Clara
1977
David Martell Carpinteria
1976
McNamera Atascadero
1975
Alioto Paso Robles
1974
Jim Popp Nordhoff
1973
Jim Popp Nordhoff
1972
Kurtz Santa Clara
1971
Lang Lutheran
1970
Whaley Atascadero
1969
Phillips Canyon
1968
Riggs Moorpark
1967
Smith Santa Barbara
1966
Watson Ventura
1965
Ehrlich Thousand Oaks
1964
Ken Duncan Carpinteria
1963
Ken Duncan Carpinteria
1962
Paul Pendleton Ventura
1961
Stewart Santa Paula
1960
Manley Ventura
1959
Ray Nickleberry Oxnard
1958
Ray Nickleberry Oxnard
1957
Bobby Avant Hart
1956
Rained Out
1955
Bill Manning Ventura
Earl Collins Fillmore

Multiple trophy recipients:
Carpinteria
7
Nordhoff
4
Santa Clara
4
St. Joseph
4
Ventura
4
La Salle
3
Pasadena Poly
3
Atascadero
2
Chaminade
2
Crespi
2
Oxnard
2
Paso Robles
2
Rosamond
2
Valley Christian 2

Bob Richards ~ Boys Varsity Pole Vault

Robert Eugene “Bob” Richards was born on February 20, 1926, in Champaign, Illinois. Known as “the vaulting vicar,” Richards is considered one of the greatest field athletes America has ever produced. While a student at the University of Illinois, he tied for the national collegiate pole vault title and followed that with 20 national AAU titles, including 17 in the pole vault.

Richards was the second man to pole vault 15 feet. He was the Olympic pole vault gold medalist at Helsinki in 1952 (14' 11") and at Melbourne in1956 (14' 11 ½"). Richards won the Olympic bronze medal in 1948. He also was 13th in the Olympic decathalon in 1956. He is the only two-time Olympic gold medal winner in the pole vault.

Bob Richards is an ordained minister and is often remembered as the original Wheaties pitchman. He was inducted into the USA Track and Field Hall of Fame in 1975 and the Olympic Hall of Fame in 1983.

Recipients of the Bob Richards, Boys Varsity Pole Vault Trophy:

2016 Jimmy Graves Carpinteria
2015 Jevon Morrison Nordhoff
2014 Milo Browder Oaks Christian
2013 Ben Gaylord Harvard-Westlake
2012 Tevin Limon Nipomo
2011
Connor Stark Oak Park
2010
Austin Gill Oak Park
2009
Jefferson Strouse La Salle
2008
Ken Sugai Oak Park
2007
Justin Matoesian Crespi
2006
David Minguez La Salle
2005
Johnny Quinn St. Margaret's
2004
Kurt Boehm Paraclete
2003
Michael Villaclara Crespi
2002
Robbie Watson Crespi
2001
Mike Esquivel Cathedral
2000
Noah Wilson Morro Bay
1999
Daniel Chamlee Carpinteria
1998
Nick Lyon Templeton
1997
Nick Lyon Templeton
1996
George Lyon Templeton
1995
Brett Engard Paso Robles
1994
Steve Michels Brethren
1993
Rick Vermillion Fillmore
1992
Joe Davidman Morro Bay
1991
Eric Joller Morro Bay
1990
Eric Joller Morro Bay
1989
Ealand Santa Ynez
1988
Paul Suominen Carpinteria
1987
Ken Shaw Paso Robles
1986
Mike Wagenveld Village Christian
1985
Inga Bishop Union
1984
Inga Bishop Union
1983
Tanksley Bishop Union
1982
Hartman Bishop Union
1981
Ruprecht Brethren
1980
Lynn Lutheran-La Verne
1979
Brock St. Bonaventure
1978
Palacios L.A. Lutheran
1977
Wickersham Nordhoff
1976
Paul Wright Carpinteria
1975
Alioto Paso Robles
1974
Marley Silvarii L.A. Baptist
1973
Ferguson Rio Mesa
1972
Ryan Morro Bay
1971
Blakenship Atascadero
1970
Johnson Cantwell
1969
Thompson Agoura
1968
Thorpe Paso Robles
1967
Cummings Santa Paula
1966
Horner Santa Barbara
1965
Jack DeGrandchamp Santa Barbara
1964
Welch Santa Barbara
1963
Rained Out
1962
Nito Saucedo Santa Barbara
1961
Saucedo Santa Barbara
1961
Seefeld Santa Barbara
1961
Hill Fillmore
1961
Hankins San Marcos
1960
Raleigh Manley Ventura
1959
Bob Looney Santa Barbara
Eickert Santa Barbara
Mannings Oxnard
1958
Charlie Breck Santa Barbara
1957
Charlie Breck Santa Barbara
1956
Rained out
1955
Tom Herrington Hart
1954
Bill Cathcart Santa Barbara
1953
Gates Foss Santa Barbara
1952
Gates Foss Santa Barbara
Bob Foss Santa Barbara
1951
Gates Foss Santa Barbara
 
Multiple trophy recipients:
Santa Barbara 15
Morro Bay 5
Bishop Union 4
Carpinteria 4
Paso Robles 4
Crespi 3
Oak Park 3
Templeton 3
Brethren 2
Fillmore 2
La Salle 2
Nordhoff 2

Bud Houser ~ Boys Varsity Shot Put

Lemuel Clarence (Bud) Houser was born September 25, 1901, in Winagen, Missouri. He was raised in Oxnard by an older sister. Houser won the shot put and discus in the 1920 state championships as a sophomore while attending Oxnard High School.  He repeated those titles in 1921 and 1922 before attending USC. Houser’s shot put record of 56 feet 3 inches set at the Russell Cup in 1922, held up for 38 years. While at USC, he introduced speed rotation in the circle and the new technique paid off with some big dividends. A 3-year letterman (1924-25-26), Houser captained the Trojans’ first-ever NCAA championship team in 1926. He was the school’s first NCAA discus champion.

Houser is best known for winning the shot put and discus in the 1924 Olympics in Paris and placing first in the discus in the 1928 games in Amsterdam. He set Olympic records in the discus of 151 feet 4 inches and 155 feet 3 inches in 1924 and 1928, respectively. He won three AAU titles in the discus and two in the shot put during his career and set a world record of 158' 1 ¾" in the discus in 1926. He was 6-foot-1 and weighed 187 pounds. While still competing, Houser earned his degree in dentistry and maintained a practice for 52 years. He was inducted into the national track and field hall of fame in 1979 and posthumously, into the USC Athletic Hall of Fame in 2002.

Bud Houser passed away on October 1, 1994 at the age of 93 in Gardena, California. He was the oldest living Olympic track and field gold medalist at the time of his death.

Recipients of the Bud Houser, Boys Varsity Shot Put Trophy:

2016 Anthony Garcia Edgewood
Bud Houser representing the
L.A. Athletic Club
2015 Justin Coert Fillmore
2014 Garrett Rennie Rosamond
2013 West Nowotny Flintridge Prep
2012 Brett Kimball Nipomo
2011 Amir Peterson Crespi
2010
Zach Perron St. Joseph
2009
John Sua St. Joseph
2008
Mason Dudas Flintridge Prep
2007
Justin Cutler Templeton
2006
Philip Adam St. Joseph
2005
Justin Sikich Oak Park
2004
Vache Sevajian Maranatha
2003
John Caulfield La Salle
2002
Adam Van Coops Morro Bay
2001
John Caulfield La Salle
2000
Chris Gocong Carpinteria
1999
James McCullaah Nordhoff
1998
Ashcon Madjib L.A. Baptist
1997
Jake Marquart Templeton
1996
Sam McMullen Cavalry Chapel
1995
Jay Janelli Morro Bay
1994
Steve Bryan Paso Robles
1993
Chris Tozzi Paso Robles
1992
Alan Duben Oak Park
1991
Wesley Childress Paso Robles
1990
Rod Smalley Santa Ynez
1989
Rod Smalley Santa Ynez
1988
Parish Nordhoff
1987
Parish Nordhoff
1986
Rich Schaeffer Brethren
1985
John Knight Oak Park
1984
John Knight Oak Park
1983
Hensley Paraclete
1982
Moye Desert
1981
Mark Sanders Nordhoff
1980
Mark Sanders Nordhoff
1979
Roupe Lutheran-L.A.
1978
Mills Thacher
1977
Brock St. Bonaventure
1976
Sites Morro Bay
1975
Dave Laut Santa Clara
1974
Dave Laut Santa Clara
1973
Dave Laut Santa Clara
1972
Laird Riffle Bishop Diego
1971
McLaughlin Bishop Diego
1970
Cutcher Canyon
1969
Dave Tagles
Carpinteria
1968
Thompson
Fillmore
1967
De Bernardi
Hart
1966
Page
Santa Barbara
1965
Englestad
Hart
1964
Ron Fricia
San Marcos
1963
Carl Henke
Ventura
1962
Carl Henke
Ventura
1961
1960
Dennis Twitchell
Santa Maria
1959
Twitchell
Santa Maria
1958
Lino Diaz
Santa Maria
1957
Dennis Yurosek
Hart
1956
Dennie Fitzgerald
Santa Barbara
1955
Bob Palmer
Fillmore
1954
Goodenough
Fillmore
1953
Belotti
Oxnard
1952
Santa Barbara
 
Multiple trophy recipients:
Nordhoff 5
Fillmore 4
Oak Park 4
Hart 3
Morro Bay 3
Paso Robles 3
Santa Barbara 3
Santa Clara 3
Santa Maria 3
St. Jospeh 3
Bishop Diego 2
Carpinteria 2
Flintridge Prep 2
La Salle 2
Santa Ynez 2
Templeton 2
Ventura 2

Coley Candaele ~ Girls Varsity 800 Meters

Coley Candaele is one of the finest athletes in the history of Carpinteria High School. Candaele was the state 1600 meter champion in 1990, as well as the national leader in the event that year. A seven time CIF Champion at 800 meters, 1600 meters and the 1600 meter relay, Candaele broke the CIF records in both the 800 and 1600 meters. He is also the Russell Cup record holder in the 800 and 1600. Candaele was an All-CIF quarterback on the Warrior football team. He led Carpinteria to 3 consecutive CIF Championships from 1987 to 1989. In 1990 he was the CIF Southern Section Athlete of the Year.

After matriculating from Carpinteria High, Candaele earned a track scholarship at the University of Oregon. He finished his career at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo where he was an All-American at 1500 meters. He received his Masters Degree in Education at Claremont College where he also coached football with his father Rick Candaele. He also taught and coached track at Covina High School. In 1997, Candaele returned to his alma mater to become the head football coach. During his tenure he guided Carpinteria to the CIF Finals in 1999 and won the CIF Championship with an undefeated season in 2002. He was also an assistant on the Warrior track team where he instrumental in two CIF team championships and four individual champions. Candaele is currently the head football and track coach at Vista Murrieta High School. He was recognized with a State CIF Model Coach Award in 2005. Candaele has guided the Broncos to 4 consecutive CIF Division 1 track and field titles and the football team to 6 consecutive championship game appearances.

Candaele’s wife and assistant track coach, the former Karen Hecox, was an NCAA champion at 3000 meters while competing for UCLA. The Candaeles are the proud parents of two daughters, Peyton and Devin.

Dos Pueblos High School cross country and track coach emeritus, Gordon McClenathen donated the Candaele Trophy in honor of Candaele’s contributions to high school athletics as both an athlete and a coach. Coach McClenathen was the Russell Cup mile champion in 1952.

Recipients of the Coley Candaele, Girls Varsity 800 Meter Trophy:

2016 Olivia Adelman Nordhoff  
2015 Julia Sullivan Oaks Christian  
2014 Kyra Meko Nipomo  
2013 Allie Sulaitis Morro Bay  
2012 Madison Grenier Paraclete  
2011 Rachel Brajkovich La Reina  
2010 Kaycee Holcomb Oak Park  
2009 Tara Blanchard La Reina  
2008
Roseanne Fleming Oaks Christian  
2007 Roseanne Fleming Oaks Christian
2006 Kim Canete Morro Bay
2005 Jenna Novelli Paraclete  
 
Multiple trophy recipients:
Oaks Christian 3
Morro Bay 2
Paraclete 2

 

Martin Koobation ~ Girls Varsity 3200 Meters

This Russell Cup Trophy is awarded to the girl athlete who excels in stamina, determination and endurance; the qualities that best exemplify Martin Koobation.

Koobation is a graduate of Visalia High School, College of the Sequoias, and California State Polytechnic University at San Luis Obispo. He graduated form Cal Poly in June of 1954 with a Bachelor of Science degree in agriculture and a minor in biological science. Koobation was hired as the director of agriculture at Carpinteria High School in July 1954. He remained in that position until 1960. Koobation subsequently served the high school as an assistant principal, and for fifteen years, principal. He was always a staunch supporter of all athletic programs on the high school campus. He is a firm believer in the adage: “a student who competes on the athletic field will also compete in the classroom and will, in turn, compete in the more serious game of life.”

Mr. Koobation retired as the principal of Carpinteria High School, at the age of sixty-five, in 1981. He had dedicated his entire professional career to the students of the high school and the community of Carpinteria. At the sixty-second annual Russell Cup, Martin Koobation was honored as that meet’s honorary director.

A member of the Montecito Rotary Club since 1963, and club president in 1974, Koobation, in recognition of his club and community service, was honored in 2003 with his fifth Paul Harris Fellow award. His other Rotarian Awards include: Rotarian of the Year, the Lifetime Achievement Award, the Distinguished Service Award and recognition of forty years of perfect attendance. Koobation served on the Santa Barbara City Parks and Recreation Commission for ten years. He resides in Santa Barbara with his wife Julie, a retired elementary school teacher.

Recipients of the Martin Koobation, Girls Varsity 3200 Meters Trophy:

2016 Emily Donahue Santa Ynez

Martin
Koobation

2015 Kecymar Osuna Templeton
2014 Brittany Blackwell Oak Park
2013 Brittany Blackwell Oak Park
2011 Kaycee Holcomb Oak Park
2010
Melissa Skiba Oak Park
2009
Melissa Skiba Oak Park
2008
Catherine Hasbrouck Nordhoff
2007
Bree Strenkowski Oak Park
2006
Bree Strenkowski Oak Park
2005
Liza Truax Santa Ynez
2004
Lauren Morales Oak Park
2003
Lauren Morales Oak Park
2002
Becca Ernst Carpinteria
2001
Lauren Morales Oak Park
2000
Laura Meyer Maranatha
1999
Courtney Daniels Notre Dame
1998
Samantha Michel Morro Bay
1997
Elaine Canchola Nordhoff
1996
Leah Etling Santa Ynez
1995
Siobahn Elster Morro Bay
1994
Mary Higgins Chaminade
1993
Karen Bockel Nordhoff
1992
Christy Bard Crossroads
1991
Kerrie Hunziker Santa Ynez
1990
Maribella Aparicio Fillmore
1989
Nicole St. John St. Joseph
1988
Amy Walsh Carpinteria
1987
Patty Cutler Bell Jeff
1986
Patty Cutler Bell Jeff
1985
Trish Unruh Nordhoff
1984
Sarah Allaback Cate
1983
Ogle Morro Bay
1982
Sarah Allaback Carpinteria

Multiple trophy recipients:
Oak Park
10
Nordhoff
4
Santa Ynez
4
Carpinteria
3
Morro Bay
3
Bell Jeff
2

Gigi Ballinger ~ Girls Varsity Pole Vault

Gigi Ballinger set the Russell Cup record in the pole vault in 2001 and 2002 while attending Morro Bay High School. In a gesture of appreciation for the sport of track and field and the Russell Cup itself, Ballinger offered to sponsor a Russell Cup trophy for the pole vault. Thus the Gigi Ballinger Trophy was initiated to help inspire and honor girls in their quest for athletic excellence.

Ballinger continued her vaulting career at the University of Southern Mississippi.

Recipients of the Gigi Ballinger, Girls Varsity Pole Vault Trophy:

2016 Julianne Finch Garces Memorial

Gigi Ballinger

2015 Sierra Emrick Morro Bay
2014 Sierra Emrick Morro Bay
2013 Zoe Wilkens Maranatha
2012 Emily Ginter St. Joseph
2011 Kim Sanchez Oaks Christian
2010 Natasha Kolbo St. Joseph
2009 Kelsie Jarratt Nipomo
2008 Madison Stark Oak Park
2007 Lauren Radke Oaks Christian
2006 Aubree Stark Oak Park
2005 Aubree Stark Oak Park
2004 Kera Burtlett Piedmont
     
     
 
Multiple trophy recipients:
Oak Park
3
Morro Bay 2
Oaks Christian 2
St. Joseph 2

Dale Schuyler ~ Boys Frosh/Soph 1600 Meters

Dale Porter Schuyler was born on May 11, 1916, in Savanah, Illinois.  Dale’s family moved to Carpinteria when he was 14 years old.  He attended local schools, excelling in athletics at Carpinteria High School. He lettered in football, basketball, baseball and track. It was in track that Schuyler made his mark. As a junior (1934), he set a CIF record in the 1320 of 3:15.6. Schuyler broke Louis Zamperini's one year old record 3:17.7. Zamperini was the subject of the book and movie "Unbroken." As a senior (1935), Schuyler set a CIF record in the mile of 4:28.7, a medley team state record of 10:54.9 and placed second in the mile at the state meet.

Following high school, Schuyler attended USC for two years prior to serving in the navy during World War II.  Following the war, he returned to Carpinteria where he worked for Carpinteria Motor Transport for 20 years.

Dale Schuyler was struck by a motorist and killed on November 23, 1961.  He was posthumously inducted as a charter member into the Carpinteria High School Athletic Hall of Fame.

Recipients of the Dale Schuyler, Boys Frosh/Soph 1600 Meters Trophy:

2016 Kyril Van Schendel Cate
2015 Andrew Mitchell Desert Christian
2014 Cameron Kunde Nordhoff
2013 Ben Weissenbach Harvard-Westlake
2012 Daniel Van Beurden Morro Bay
2011
Kyle Bueckert Maranatha
2010
Kyle Bueckert Maranatha
2009
Bryan Carroll Morro Bay
2008
Andrew Garcia Nipomo
2007
Hunter Hayes Oaks Christian
2006
Austin Williams La Salle
2005
Brandon Shirck Nordhoff
2004
Mark Ceraldi Piedmont
2003
Carlyle Eubank Santa Ynez
2002
Jordan Safry Morro Bay
2001
John Babbott Thacher
2000
Henry Hagenbuch Cate
1999
Mark Nevers Oak Park
1998
Israel Aranz Cathedral
1997
Chris Proudman Nordhoff
1996
Victor Ochoa Nordhoff
1995
Isiah Festa Morro Bay
1994
Chris Felix St. Joseph
1993
Javier Ramirez Nordhoff
1992
Javier Ramirez Nordhoff
1991
SCott Riddle Maranatha
1990
Richard Casarez Carpinteria
1989
Barajas Fillmore
1988
Coley Candaele Carpinteria
1987
Coley Candaele Carpinteria
1986
Vaca Fillmore
1985
Bret Kimple Carpinteria
1984
Halloway Brentwood
1983
Moreno St. Bonaventure
1982
Hall La Salle
1981
Hall La Salle
1980
Tim Seider Carpinteria
1979
Anderson L.A. Baptist
1978
Mataisz Nordhoff
1977
Mike Russell Carpinteria
1976
Peters Bishop Union
1975
Feelry Santa Ynez
1974
Nelson Nordhoff
Class B, 1320 Yards
1973
Greg Orton Carpinteria
1972
Garay Atascadero
1971
Oakes Santa Clara
1970
Hathaway Harvard
1969
Cook
Canyon
1968
1967
Meredith
San Marcos
1966
Campos
Santa Barbara
1965
Curtis
Nordhoff
1964
1963
Savage
San Marcos
1962
Paul Gibbs
Buena
1961
1960
Ortega
Santa Paula
1959
Al Trujillo
Camarillo
1958
Soto
Ventura
1957
Tom Lile
Antelope Valley
1956
No award (rain)
1955
Raul Yanez
Lompoc
1954
Raul Yanez
Lompoc
1953
Woody Perozzi
Lompoc
1952
Santa Barbara

Multiple trophy recipients:
Nordhoff 9
Carpinteria 7
Morro Bay 4
La Salle 3
Lompoc 3
Maranatha 3
Cate 2
Fillmore 2
Santa Barbara 2
San Marcos 2
Santa Ynez 2

Mel Patton ~ Outstanding Male Athlete

Melvin E. Patton was born on November 16, 1924, in Los Angeles, California. Patton graduated from University High School and made his mark in track and field while a student at USC. It was while competing at USC that Patton picked up the nickname of “Pell Mell”. The thin, tall (6-0, 148) Trojan won the national collegiate 100 yard dash title in 1947 and 1948 In 1949 he completed the 100-220 sprint double at the same meet. In 1947, he tied the world 100 yard dash record of 9.4, then lowered it to 9.3 the following year. In 1949, he set a world 220 record on a straightaway of 20.2, breaking a Jesse Owens record.

At the 1948 London Olympics, Patton won a gold medal in the 200 meters, the 400 meter relay and was fifth in the 100. He was inducted into the USA Track and Field Hall of Fame in 1985 and the USC Athletic Hall of Fame in 1995. After retiring from competition, Patton coached track before entering the electronics industry. Patton passed away in 2014 at the age 89.

Note: The Mel Patton Trophy was originally presented to the outstanding athlete of the Russell Cup, male or female. In 2000, the Gibby Martin Award for the outstanding female athlete was established and the Mel Patton Award became the outstanding male athlete award.

Recipients of the Mel Patton, Outstanding Male Athlete Trophy:

2016 Branden Smith Paraclete
Mel Patton, Life Magazine 1948
2015 Vince Porter Pasadena Poly
2014 James Holland Paraclete
2013 Lavan Alston St. Bonaventure
2012 Adam Ruggiero Desert Christian
2011 Connor Stark Oak Park
2010
Niko Di Martino Oaks Christian
2009
Jared Demoss 29 Palms
2008
Scott Arellano Oaks Christian
2007
Chris Owusu Oaks Christian
2006
Philip Adam St. Joseph
2005
Johnny Quinn St. Margeret's
2004
   
2003
Kyle Hammerquist Webb
2002
Andrew Mahlmann La Salle
2001
Henry Hagenbuch Cate
2000
Josh Craig Valley Christian
1999
John Barbieri Carpinteria
1998
John Barbieri Carpinteria
1997
Isiah Festa Morro Bay
1996
Liz Giltner Chaminade
1995
Kevin Hill Paso Robles
Tracye Lawyer Cate
Liz Giltner Chaminade
1994
Steve Michels Brethren
Tracye Lawyer Cate
1993
Kevin Hill Paso Robles
1992
Mark Aucutt Santa Clara
Jennifer Lagle Paso Robles
1991
Kevin Tribelhorn Moorpark
1990
Coley Candaele Carpinteria
1989
Coley Candaele Carpinteria
1988
Lisa Hunter Brethren
1987
Simone Cesh Village Christian
Coley Candaele Carpinteria
1986
Simone Cesh Village Christian
1985
John Knight Oak Park
1984
Jim Inga Bishop Union
1983
Bruce Sanders Nordhoff
1982
Tom Grewe Carpinteria
1981
Janette Mayes Santa Clara
1980
Elliott Morro Bay
1979
Steve Ashworth Lutheran-Orange
1978
Michelle Kelley Irvine
1977
1976
Chip Benson
L.A. Lutheran
1975
Mike Alioto
Paso Robles
1974
Miguel Santizo
Carpinteria
1973
1972
Rob Robinson
Nordhoff
1971
Larry Stark
Carpinteria
1970
Hathaway
Harvard
1969
Elser
L.A. Lutheran
1968
Foster
Fillmore
1967
De Bernardi
Hart
1966
Ramirez
Hueneme
1965
Watson
Ventura
1964
Bill Ealand
Santa Barbara
1963
Don Higginbotham
Ventura
1962
Mario Aguilar
Oxnard
1961
Dale Murray
San Marcos
1960
Santa Maria

1959

Tom Lile
Antelope Valley
1958
Mike Gaechter
Antelope Valley
1957
Autry Johnson
Oxnard
1956
No Award (Rain)
1955
Bob Avant
Hart
1954
Raul Yanez
Lompoc
1953
Bert Purdue
Harvard
1952
Ernie Amador
Villanova
1951
Claude Diggs
Santa Barbara
1950
Stan Agnor
Ventura
 
Multiple trophy recipients:
Carpinteria 8
Paso Robles 4
Cate 3
Oaks Christian 3
Ventura 3
Chaminade 2
Santa Clara 2
Village Christian 2
Morro Bay 2
Antelope Valley 2
Brethren 2
Hart 2
Harvard 2
L.A. Lutheran 2
Nordhoff 2
Oak Park 2
Oxnard 2
Paraclete 2
Santa Barbara 2


Gibby Martin ~ Outstanding Female Athlete

W.E. “Gibby” Martin was born in Carpinteria on June 8, 1914. He was an outstanding athlete while attending Carpinteria High School. He earned sixteen varsity letters.  Following high school, Martin graduated from Santa Barbara State College. During World War II, he served in the army air corps. Following the war, Martin became a teacher and an administrator in the Pleasant Valley School District in Camarillo. Gibby Martin retired from a career in public education in 1978.

In recognition of Gibby Martin’s extraordinary high school athletic accomplishments, he was honored by being a charter inductee into the Carpinteria High School Athletic Hall of Fame.  Martin passed away on April 1, 1989, at the age of 74.

Note: Before the year 2000 the Mel Patton Trophy was presented to the outstanding performer of the Russell Cup. This award was for male or female athlete of the meet.

Recipients of the Gibby Martin, Outstanding Female Athlete Trophy:

2016 Rivers Sheehan Cate
2015 Maya Hutchinson Oaks Christian
2014 Rataeja Sholes Valley Christian
2013 Courtney Corrin Harvard-Westlake
2012 Ebony Crear Maranatha
2011 Ebony Crear Maranatha
2010
Taylor Johnson Oak Park
2009
Taylor Johnson Oak Park
2008
Ashley Campbell Valley Christian
2007
Sasha Blanchard La Reina
2007
Diahann Williams Templeton
2006
Sasha Blanchard La Reina
2005
Aubree Stark Oak Park
2004
   
2003
Treani Swain Oakwood
2002
Treani Swain Oakwood
2001
Treani Swain Oakwood
2000
Allyson Felix L.A. Baptist
 
Multiple trophy recipients:
Oakwood 3
Oak Park 3
Maranatha 2
Oaks Christian 2
Valley Christian 2

Arthur “Barney” Milne ~ Carpinteria Lions Club Memorial Award-
High Point ‘Warrior’ Athlete

Arthur “Barney” Milne was born in Santa Barbara on October 12, 1922. He grew up in Carpinteria where he was an outstanding football player at Carpinteria High School. Milne was voted by the American Legion as their most outstanding football lineman his junior and senior years. Following high school, Milne served in the army air corps from 1942 to 1945. After World War II, he returned to Carpinteria, took up ranching, and began a remarkable legacy of community service.

In 1962, Milne was recognized by the Carpinteria chamber of commerce as the Man of the Year. Carpinteria High School honored Milne in 1977 as the Russell Cup Honorary Meet Director.  In addition, he was inducted into the high school athletic hall of fame.  Barney Milne passed away, at the age of 61, on March 8, 1984.

Recipients of the Barney Milne, Carpinteria Lions Club Memorial, High Point Warrior Athlete Trophy:

2016 Chance Wright


Barney Milne

2015 Mikela Keefer
2014 Tim Jimenez
2013 Gaby Fantone
2012 Kelsey Drain
2011 Noah Woo
2010
Kelsey Drain & Lacey Bushey
2009
Shelby Dunlap
2008
Shelby Dunlap
2007
Freddy Maldonado
2006
Kacey Nomura
2005
Lana Wolverton
2004
Joaquin Gomez & Rosa O’Reilly
2003
Jason Eiker-Wiles
2002
Enrique Uribe
2001
Sofia Van Wingerden
2000
Lucy Duncan & Tessa Nash
1999
John Barbieri
1998
Tessa Nash
1997
Daisy Duncan
1996
Larissa Godkin
1995
Kirsten Candaele & Larissa Godkin
1994
JD Thompson
1993
JD Thompson
1992
JD Thompson
1991
Derek mason
1990
Coley Candaele
1989
Derek Mason
1988
Coley Candaele
1987
Coley Candaele
1986
Scott Caldwell
1985
Brett Kimple
1984
Shari Williams
1983
Darren MacDonald
1982
Tom Grewe
1981
Tom Grewe
1980
Tim Seider
1979
Deana Ross
1978
Phil Adcock & Carl Elgan
1977
Allen Wilson & Jeff Moorhouse
1976
Carl Elgan
1975
Jim Lofgreen
1974
Miguel Santizo
1973
Terry Stark
1972
Greg Carty & Terry Stark
1971
Fernando Tejeda
1970
Don Edwards
1969
Dan Rockwell
1968
Don Edwards
1967
Jim Bailard
1966
Mike Curtis
1965
Todd McIntyre
1964
Ken Duncan
1963
Bob Calderon
1962
Bob Calderon
1961
Bob Calderon
1960
Manuel Decierdo
1959
Henry Franco
1958
Bob Herrera
1957
Stu Holmes, Dave Pollard & Dick Sinclair
1956
Rained out
1955
David Moreno
1954
Richard Morris
1953
Dino Surian
1952
1951
Bill Thomas, Conrad Escareno & Richard Olivas
1950
Richard Elliott
   
Dino Surian