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1976 Men's Track and Field

Community Colleges of Spokane
Class of 2009

Another great (would go head to head with the 1974 SCC team) SCC track and field team, the 1976 team won the NWAACC Championship by setting an all-time record for the highest winning score (206 points) in NWAACC history.

Individual athletes won eight NWAACC individual events in the championship meet. The team was led in the NWAACC meet by Gary Schaeffer in the javelin with a record throw of 252’1.50”, Lloyd Brown in triple jump at 48’9”, Tom Larson in the mile at 4:10.13, Dave Sullivan in the 440 with a 47:18r, Steve Kiesel in the 880 at 1:52.81, Dave McDuffie in the 440 IM at 53.58, Mike Andrews, Mark Robinson, Gene Farris and Dave McDuffie in the 440 relay and Mike Andrews, Mark Robinson, Steve Kiesel and Stan Kerr in the mile relay (3:15.00r) as well as six second place winners.

Greg Arlt, Dennis Armstrong, Al Balcom, John Boulton, Charles Cacek, Bill Darrah, Wayne Davis, Frank Dejak, Dan Estabrook, Adama Fall, Marty Flanagan, Clint Glass, Ken Guy, Mike Hadway, Randy Henry, Dan Koll, Dean Landreth, Bob LaShaw, Scott Marshall, Roy Martin, Guy Mease, Jim Moravec, Bill Morgan, Rod Pearsall, Mark Rednour, Bill Reynar, Tim Riley, Tom Rodgers, Greg Rooney, Russ Smith, Rich Stewart, Bart Taylor, Guy Tunnell and Brad Upton were also great track and field athletes who competed on this championship team.

Spokane sent ten athletes on to Division-1 colleges and universities as they won the NWAACC Championship for SCC for the third straight year. The 1976 SCC track team kept Spokane on pace towards a record 17 straight team NWAACC Championships, 11 years under Coach John Buck and six more under Coach Duane Hartman.

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