Looks like there will be no Championship track & field meets this year.
In some cases this will be a first and in others not.
The first North Bay League track finals took place back on May 7, 1921. The girls started in 1975.
There has been an NBL finals ever since then until now.
In 1915 California had it’s first State meet with Santa Rosa’s Wayne Weeks 1st shot put 46-2 3/8 and Clifford Merritt 1st discus 113-0 (2 kilo) becoming our first State Champs. Weeks was 3rd in the discus with teammate John Russell taking 4th in the 220 yard low hurdles.
There has been a State meet every year since then except for 1942-1945 because of World War II.
Even during those years there was still both NBL finals and NCS finals.
These were the NBL track champions those years.
1942 Santa Rosa
At the NCS finals during those years the NBL produced these NCS Champions but they never got a shot at the state titles.
1942 Bob Carrillo, Analy 11-9 tie Pole Vault
1943 Doug Snell, Vallejo 5-10 High Jump
1943 Harold Bagg, Vallejo 21-7 1/2 Long Jump
1944 Bill Rogers, Santa Rosa 21-3¾ Long Jump
1944 Lou Mozzini, St Helena 119-1¾ Discus throw
If you were a freshman in 1942 it meant the state meet was cancelled all four years you were in high school.
Updated after first publication
1993 had the state finals cancelled and then after much complaining rescheduled the meet for 2 weeks later.
A major rain storm was happening the week of the State meet.
They had the trials on Friday, in the rain, with Fort Bragg’s Tamika Brown qualifying for the finals in the 200.
Sonoma Valley’s Sara Jakel was scheduled to run in the 3200.
On Saturday morning before the meet started they cancelled the whole thing.
Turned out the weather was fine the day after the trials.
Articles like this was the reaction of most.
Brown was unavailable to return a week later and did not get to compete in the finals.
Jakel competed at the rescheduled finals, although she was having quite a severe reaction to the antibiotic she was on to treat the lung infection she had at the cancelled state meet. Still she came within nine seconds of her season best and placed 11th in 11:30.0.