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Here’s a new list out I came across.
Track age records 5-19
Not sure how accurate it is but it’s fun to look at.
It states it includes 47 countries which is why I am guessing the distances are not dominated by the African nations which I do not see listed.
It also could use some explaining why some kids have multiple marks for holding different age records but the marks happened on the same day for the same kid?

Here is a secondary list for Masters

I have a 1975 age group record book that includes all ages 0-89.
Yes 0.
Some parent coached their kid to do the 50 yard dash in 60.3 seconds before they turned 1 year old.
If you’re curious it was Alaska’s Kelly Strain in 1973.
In that book there are a few Redwood Empire athletes that made a number of the lists.

The first two I will mention are the Gash brothers. Their father, John Gash, was my first track coach ever and planted the seeds of the track stat nuttiness I have; without his influence in my life, this site would probably not exist. Some time later I will probably do a story on him.

First number is age in years that these guys held their world records at, back in 1975.
Next some stats of what they did in high school.

John Gash, Santa Rosa
7 19.8 100m 1973, 33-0 800g JT 1974, two world records
3rd All-Time Prep from Empire in Pole Vault
15-9 Rene Loraine, Petaluma #1 1995
15-7 Matt Tillinghast, Montgomery #1 2004
15-6 John Gash, Santa Rosa #1 1984, First to ever clear 15′
300IH Empire record 39.0 1984, 110HH 14.5 1984
2nd All-Time Adult from Empire in Pole Vault
18-3 Tim McDonald, ? (St. Helena ’76, SRJC ’78) at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
17-8¾ John Gash, Stanford (Santa Rosa H.S.)
17-4½ Jake Arnold, Arizona (Maria Carrillo ’02) at Arkansas 3/07
NBL Champion 110HH 1983 15.1, 300IH 1983 39.1, PV 1983 12-9 & 1982 13-0.

Jim Gash, Santa Rosa
6 24.7 100m, 3-4 PV, 30-6.25 1kg DT, 27-11 800g JT 1973, four world records
HS Pole Vault 13-9 1985
NBL Champion 1984 PV 12-6
Freshman records
12-6 Matt Tillinghast Montgomery 2001
12-2 Jim Gash Rincon Vly JH 1982

Marc Tourville, Martinez
4 9.3 50yd, 18.2 100yd 1972, six world records
5 8.2 50yd, 16.5 100yd, 37.6 200m 1973
6 7.6 50yd 1974
Montgomery High
=27th at 110HH 14.7 1983-1985
NBL Champion 1985 110HH & 300IH, set meet record 39.8, 1984 & 1985 HJ
Sophomore Records
14.84 Mike Koellsted Calistoga 1984
14.94+ Marc Tourville Montgomery 1983

Billy Kemp, Petaluma
9 31-4 TJ 1973, story when he was 8
Kemp would have competed around the time of these two Petaluma greats but I see no high school record of him.
48-7½ Rob McCorkel, Petaluma #1 1981
46-3 Jeff Johnson, Petaluma #2 1981

Ron Whitney, former SRJC coach
26 49.0 400IH 1968, four world records
27 50.2 400IH 1969
28 50.2 400IH 1970
29 50.2 400IH 1971
400m Intermediate Hurdles
49.06 Ron Whitney, USA Olympic Team (SRJC coach 1992-2010) at Mexico City 10/13/68
World ranked #1 1967, 7th in 1967 for overall World Track Athlete of Year
US raned 7th in ’71, 37th ’70, 5th ’69, 2nd ’68, 1st ’67, 2nd ’66, 2nd ’65, 10th ’64, 6th ‘63

Alfred Guidet, Petaluma
52 25.1 200m 1970, thirteen world records
53 11.1 100yd, 12.2 100m, 24.8 200m 1971
54 10.8 100yd, 11.9 100m, 24.5 200m, 66.7 400IH 1972
55 10.7 100yd, 11.7 100m, 23.6 200m, 63.6 400IH 1973
56 75.6 400IH 1974
1974 National Masters 55-59 400IH Champion

Emery Curtice, Calistoga
65 124-10 600g JT, 115-5 800g JT 1972, three world records
67 120-9 600g JT 1974

By Jim Crowhurst

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