1955 and 1956 Southwest Track Team

State Champion Track Teams 1955 and 1956

Coach Halley's second and third state track championships

"From the mid 40's to mid 60's, Southwest was a State track powerhouse with dozens of individual State Champions. And for two of those years a downright dynasty with back to back Team Championships. All the way, Al Halley was the sole guide, motivator, teacher, strategist and inspiration coaching EVERY SINGLE team member in EVERY SINGLE event. The man and his teams were incredible."

1955 Southwest 26 5/8 points State Champions (Hopkins 2nd 18 points)
Frank Drew — 440 yard dash 1st
Don Armstrong — One Mile Run 4th
Tony Turrittan — 880 yard Run 3rd
Dave Myers — 180 yard low hurdles 1st
Dick Green — High Jump 2nd
Ron McCombs — Shot Put 1st
Ron McCombs — Discus Throw 5th
Frank Drew, Dave Myers, Al Schmucker, Merv Meredith — 880 yard Relay 1st

1956 Southwest 31¾ points State Champions (Northfield 2nd 11 points)
Frank Drew — 440 yard dash 1st
Wayne Sullwold — One Mile run 4th
Dave Myers — 120 high hurdles 1st
Dave Myers — 180 low hurdles 2nd
Dick Green — High Jump 5th
Tom Reichert — Pole Vault 2nd
Ron McCombs — Shot put 3rd
Ron McCombs — Discus Throw 1st
Charles Colby — Discus Throw 2nd