Baron Track and Field

1965 Baron Track finished 2nd in state (best in BHS history).  

Top Teams:
  1. 1965 - 2nd in state. 14 Barons were state-ranked, 9 were state champions.
  2. 1963 - 3rd in state. 12 Barons were state-ranked, 2 were state champions.
  3. 1966 - 3rd in state. 7 Barons were state-ranked, 5 were state champions.
  4. 1964 - 4th in state. 8 Barons were state-ranked, 2 were state champions.
State Champions: 
  • Andy Guy (6 state championships, 1963-1965)
  • Eddie Branch (3 state championships, 1965-1966)
  • Bruce Cox (2 state championships, 1965-1966)
  • Tom Cheatham (state champion, 1965)
  • Chuck Purvis (2 state championships, 1965)
  • Jim Rogers (state champion, 1966)
  • Jack Nicholson (state champion, 1966)
  • Sally King (state champion, 1974)
  • Claudia Escribano (2 state championships, 1977-1979)
Coaches:
  • Frankie Lentz became coach in 1961.
  • James Rentz became coach in 1966.
  • Donald Blackerby became coach in 1969.
  • Thomas McAlpine became coach in 1970.
  • Mel Hulme became coach following Coach McAlpine.
  • Herb Laws became coache in 1975.
  • Rick Echols became coach in 1976.
  • Jack McCahill became coach in 1977.
  • Tom Willingham became coach in 1978.
  • Jack Nicks became coach in 1979.
  • Tom Willingham became coach in 1981.
  • John Findley became coach in 1983.
  • Pete Dunson became coach in 1985.
  • Mike Howard became coach in 1986.
Girls Track Coaches:
  • Margaret Merritt and Jan Bloom became coaches in 1975.
  • Jamie Sickles became coach in 1979.
  • Mary Sechler became coach in 1983.
  • Brenda Melton bececame coach in 1986.
Timeline:

1959 Baron Track.

1960 Baron Track.

1962 Baron Track finished 1st in region.
1963 Baron Track finished 3rd in state. The team featured Andy Guy (1st, 220 Yard Dash; 1st, 100 Yard Dash); Chuck Davis (2nd, 180 Yard Low Hurdles; 2nd, 120 Yard High Hurdles); Richard Ernst, David Pergament, Chuck Davis, Andy Guy (2nd, 440 Yard Relay); and Richard Ernst, David Pergament, Chuck Davis Andy Guy (3rd, One Mile Relay). During the regular season, BHS defeated 1962 State Champion Southwest High School.

1964 Baron Track finished 4th in state. The team featured Andy Guy (1st, 220 Yard Dash; 1st, 100 Yard Dash); Bruce Chase (3rd, One Mile); Eddie Branch (4th, Pole Vault); and Craig Brewer, Bill Calhoun, Tommy Cheatham, and Andy Guy (4th, 440 Yard Relay).

1965 Baron Track finished 2nd in state. The team featured Tom Cheatham, Eddie Branch, Bruce Cox, Andy Guy (1st, 440 Yard Relay); Andy Guy (1st, 100 Yard Dash; 2nd, 200 Yard Dash; University of Miami); Chris Purvis (1st, One Mile; 1st, Half Mile; Georgia Tech); Eddie Branch (1st, Pole Vault); Harry Hendrix, Bill Calhoun, Tom Cheatham, Andy Guy (2nd, Mile Relay); and Bill Calhoun (4th, Half Mile).

1966 Baron finished 3rd in state. The team featured  Eddie Branch (1st, Pole Vault); Jack Nicholson, Jim Rogers, Bruce Cox, Craig Brewer (1st, 440 Yard Relay); Bill Calhoun (2nd, Half Mile) and Hal Padgett (2nd, Triple Jump).

1967 Baron Track. Bob Bleiberg finished 2nd in state (Long Jump).

1968 Baron Track finished 5th in county and 7-3 in the regular season. The team featured Bob Smith, Mike Chase, Tony Bell and Alan Strickland (1st in county, mile relay); Tony Bell, David Fussell, Bob Rogers and Steve Brown (1st in county, 440 Yard Relay).

1969 Baron Track.

1970 Baron Track.

1971 Baron Track.
1972 Baron Track.

1973 Baron Track.

1974 Baron Track. Sally King finished 1st in state (Half Mile).


1975 Baron Track.


1976 Baron Track. Claudia Escribano finished 3rd in state (One Mile) and Don MacNeil finished 4th in state (880).


1977 Baron Track. Claudia Escribano finished 1st in state (One Mile).


1978 Baron Track.

1979 Baron Track. Claudia Escribano finished 1st in state (880).


1980 Baron Track.


1981 Baron Track.


1982 Baron Track. Girls Track finished undefeated in the regular season.


1983 Baron Track.


1984 Baron Track. John Roberts finished 3rd in state (880).

1985 Baron Track.

1986 Barons Track. Kenneth Walker finished 4th in state (Pole Vault).

1987 Baron Track. Kenneth Walker finished 4th in state (Pole Vault).