no one wrote:I read somewhere that Walker won the state 100, 200 and SP. . It appears they were about the same size..
Walker was a great great athlete as a HSer ... but I can not imagine him having won a state shot put title ?
no one wrote:" throw of 64”9” mostly because of his ability and competitiveness, certainly not because anything this wet behind the ears twenty one year old beginning coach had done. In the league meet Sam ran a 9.7 100 yard dash, won the 220, anchored the winning 440 relay and three the shot over 62” at 6”3” 220 pounds! "
I seem to recall the SP being about right but not @ state meet.- unsure about 9.7, 220 win and anchor on 440... in league champs.
Sam Cunningham was an immense talent, .. reminds us of another California (HS and NCAA) fullback that went on to have some success in the decathlon.