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DKHS.com's Champion of Champions Series: Sturgeon Bay Boys Track

Two relay teams helped the Sturgeon Bay Clippers win a state championship in boys' track in 1959.

 

Sturgeon Bay took first place in the state meet with 21 points, outpacing Plymouth and Kimberly to capture the school's first and only title in the sport. Doug Reichard, Robert Peterson, Robert Schmidt, and Jim Anderson appeared on both of the title-winning relay teams, which combined to score 20 of the Clippers' 21 points. The 880 yds (today's modern 4 x 200m) relay ran a time 1:34.1 and completed the medley relay in 3:41.1. Roger Crass gave the Clippers the final point on the weekend, earning a fifth-place finish in the discus with a toss of 124 feet. Dan Austad also competed for the Clippers at the 1959 state track meet, participating in the broad jump event, and a couple of fouls away from earning his own individual title according to the Door County Advocate on June 2, 1959.

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