HHS honors track champs, record holders

Several of the school’s all-time greats in track and field going back a half century were honored by Harlan High School in ceremonies at halftime of the Green Dragons’ game Friday against visiting Lynn Camp.
Donna Walker, a leader on the 1972 Class A state championship team, was the star of stars with state titles in the long jump, 50-yard dash, 75-yard dash and 100-yard dash, in addition to the school and county’s only team state title.
Mackenzie King, a 2018 HHS graduate, was honored for two state championships in the shot put and one in the discus. Kim Johnson, a 1991 graduate, won four state titles in the discus and three in the shot put.
Emma Bianchi (2017 in high jump) and Amanda Body (2003 in 200-meter dash) were the other female state champions honored.
Current Harlan assistant football and track coach Joe Bill Baker was honored for his shot put state title. Current Lynn Camp athletic director Marc Estep was also in attendance and honored for his 1988 state title in the 800-meter dash.
Duncan Jacobs won state titles in the long jump in both 1981 and 1982. Win Stewart won a state title in the 180-yard hurdles in 1968, a state runner-up team. Bob Muse was a state champion in the triple jump in 1968. Arthur Ramsey won a state title in the pole vault for Rosenwald High School in 1963, the last year before integration when the school merged with Harlan.
Leo Miller, who led the cross country program for many years at Harlan and assisted E.R. “Doc” Gray with track, was also honored, along with numerous others who hold school records.