1978 Track & Field Bests

After a great 2009 season I was feeling nostalgic.
Here is a look over thirty years ago when I was a senior.
Girls were competing for only the third year.
Fiber-glass poles had only been around a few years. I used steel and bamboo at first.
All the high school tracks in the area were dirt.
At least 11 boys school records are still the current record from that year.

1978 Montgomery team I was a part of


9.8y=10.97m Allen Kuhn, Cloverdale, still school record
9.8y=10.97m Bill Robnett, Petaluma
9.8y=10.97m Steve Gullickson, Montgomery

22.41c Bill Robnett, Petaluma	22.31 22.2y in 77
22.51c Steve Gullickson, Montgomery
22.61c Jesse Jones, Casa Grande

50.05c Greg Clark, Petaluma
51.14c Bob Warner, Analy
51.34c Mark Spaulding, Santa Rosa

1:55.67c Rudy Balli, Petaluma
1:55.87c Greg Clark, Petaluma
1:57.75c Kevin Farrell, Rancho Cotate

4:18.23c Dave Royal, Petaluma  4:13.66c in 79
4:19.03c Armand Moreno, Piner
4:19.83c Rudy Balli, Petaluma

9:10.93c Armand Moreno, Piner, Empire record until 2009
9:23.55c Dave Royal, Petaluma  9:12.32c in 79
9:38.96c Bob Luttrell, Rancho Cotate

14.98  14.7y Chuck Peterson, Montgomery
15.08  14.8y Jeff Eitnear, Montgomery
15.18  14.9y Mark Stryker, El Molino

330y Low Hurdles
38.0 Jim Flores, Piner
38.1 Mark Stryker, El Molino
39.0 Chuck Peterson, Montgomery
39.1 Bob Barham, Ukiah
39.2 Mike Trudeau, Piner
39.3 Mark Stryker, El Molino

400 Relay
43.59  43.7y Cloverdale, still school record
43.89  44.0y Santa Rosa
43.98  44.1y Montgomery

1600 Relay
3:25.94c Petaluma
3:27.33c Montgomery
3:27.53c Ukiah, still school record

6-6 John Williams, Piner 6-8 in 79
6-6 Tim Ryan, Rancho Cotate
6-6  Randy Hitchcock, Montgomery
6-4 Marvin Colter, Piner

14-7 Mark Patterson, Piner
13-6 Jim Crowhurst, Montgomery
13-6 Tony Bashaw, Ukiah
13-6 Tim Ryan, Rancho Cotate

23-0   Marvin Colter, Piner, still school record
22-11 Jim Flores, Piner
22-9  Ray Marchbanks, Santa Rosa
22-4  Jesse Jones, Casa Grande, still = school record

48-7   Marvin Colter, Piner, still school record
47-9   Ray Marchbanks, Santa Rosa, still school record
46-11 Allen Kuhn, Cloverdale, still school record
44-3   Ernie Ongaro, Analy

53-6 Chris Sorensen, Analy
51-8 Ken George, Piner
51-4  Bob Frye, Petaluma

167-8 Brian Lake, Casa Grande, still school record
164-3  Chris Sorensen, Analy 164-9 in 77
160-4  John Harpe, Laytonville, still school record

Girls, list includes those in top 50 still and NBL & SCL Champ

SCL Janice Richardson, El Molino 11.5 = 12.83m
NBL Kay Quinn, Montgomery 11.8 = 13.13m

SCL Peggy Rogers, Sonoma 26.4c
NBL Lisa Wolford, Ukiah 27.1c

NBL 58.30c Deanne Neff, Montgomery
SCL Jackie Boriolo, El Molino 60.1c

NBL Denise King, Ukiah 2:25.5c
SCL Chari Redeker, Healdsburg 2:25.6c

NBL Dana Flint, Ukiah 5:29.4c
SCL Cathy Larrouy, Piner 5:40.0c

NBL Dana Flint, Ukiah 11:36.5c
SCL Cathy Larrouy, Piner 12:44.7c

SCL Annette Richardson, El Molino  15.16c
NBL Julie Walters, Petaluma 15.55c

Event began 1981

400 Relay
SCL Casa Grande 51.34c
NBL Ukiah 51.84c

1600 Relay
NBL Ukiah 4:11.9
SCL Sonoma 4:15.1

5-6 Deanne Neff, Montgomery, still school record
5-2 Julie Walters, Petaluma
SCL Lesley Johnson, Analy 4-10

Event began 1995

NBL 18-0  Deanne Neff, Montgomery
SCL 17-0 Terri Robinson, Casa Grande, still school record

Event began 1982

36-7p 	Sandi Binns, Clear Lake, 40-2 8lb, still school record
NBL Cindy Peterson, Ukiah 36-3 8lb
SCL Tina Vale, Analy 34-2

122-3  Cindy Reiter, Healdsburg
116-3 Cindy Peterson, Ukiah
SCL Tina Vale, Analy 101-0

In 1978
Following on the oil crisis Japanese car Imports account for half the US import market for the first time. 
The first ever Cellular Mobile Phone is introduced in Illinois and 
Space Invaders appears in arcades Launching a Craze for Computer Video Games . 
Movies include Grease, Saturday Night Fever and Close Encounters of the Third Kind.
Popular TV shows: Happy Days, Little House on the Prairie, The Rockford Files, Good Morning America, 
Saturday Night Live, Wheel of Fortune, Charlie's Angels, Quincy, M.E., The Muppet Show, CHiPs, The Love Boat. 
Sweden becomes the first nation to ban aerosol sprays that are thought to damage earth's protective ozone layer.
The first computer bulletin board system is created (CBBS in Chicago, Illinois)
The Blues Brothers make their first appearance on Saturday Night Live.
Japan's Naomi Uemura, travelling by dog sled, becomes the first person to reach the North Pole alone.
In Atlantic City, New Jersey, Resorts International, the first legal casino in the eastern United States, opens.
David Berkowitz, the "Son of Sam" killer in New York City, is sentenced to 365 years in prison for six killings.
First appearance of the comic strip Garfield
The first so-called test-tube baby, Louise Brown, is born.
William and Emily Harris, founders of the Symbionese Liberation Army, 
plead guilty to the 1974 kidnapping of newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst.
Muhammad Ali beats Leon Spinks for the world heavyweight boxing title.
Jonestown mass suicide: In Jonestown, Guyana, Jim Jones leads his People's Temple in a mass murder-suicide; 
913 die, including 276 children.
In San Francisco, California, city mayor George Moscone and openly gay city supervisor Harvey Milk are 
assassinated by former supervisor Dan White.
Following the murder of Mayor George Moscone, Dianne Feinstein becomes San Francisco, 
California's first woman mayor (she served until January 8, 1988).
Year End Close Dow Jones Industrial Average  805
Average Cost of new house $54,800.00
Average Income per year $17,000.00
Average Monthly Rent $260.00
Cost of a gallon of Gas 63 cents
1LB of Bacon $1.20
Dozen Eggs 48 Cents

Some of the top  songs that year.
1. Shadow Dancing, Andy Gibb
2. Night Fever, Bee Gees
3. You Light Up My Life, Debby Boone
4. Stayin' Alive, Bee Gees
5. Kiss You All Over, Exile
6. How Deep Is Your Love, Bee Gees
7. Baby Come Back, Player
8. (Love Is) Thicker Than Water, Andy Gibb
9. Boogie Oogie Oogie, A Taste Of Honey
10. Three Times A Lady, Commodores
13. You're The One That I Want, John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John
15. Lay Down Sally, Eric Clapton
16. Miss You, Rolling Stones
17. Just The Way You Are, Billy Joel
19. If I Can't Have You, Yvonne Elliman
24. It's A Heartache, Bonnie Tyler
25. We Are The Champions/We Will Rock You, Queen
32. Take A Chance On Me, Abba
34. Last Dance, Donna Summer
35. Hopelessly Devoted To You, Olivia Newton-John
36. Hot Blooded, Foreigner
37. You're In My Heart, Rod Stewart
39. Dust In The Wind, Kansas
41. Short People, Randy Newman
48. Slip Slidin' Away, Paul Simon
63. You Needed Me, Anne Murray
68. Hey Deanie, Shaun Cassidy of "the partridge family"
71. Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue, Crystal Gayle
74. Copacabana, Barry Manilow