Rhode Island High School Track and Field History
Welcome to historical information about the Rhode Island high schools' track and field and cross country seasons. Rhode Island high school sports has its beginnings in the fall of 1899 with football and expanded to other sports that academic year concluding with the first state wide high school track championships in May 1900. This research starts with the initial year of the RI Interscholastic League with Cross Country in the fall of 1932. These pages will provide results, stories, and pictures from all three seasons, both for the boys and girls programs in the state. Most of this information comes from newspaper clippings from 1932 to around the early 1980's. From then to the early 2000's there is a mixture of official results and news clippings. Around 2010 on, the results are almost exclusively the officials results from meet management.
Have fun reading all this stuff and any additions or corrections are always appreciated.
This section provides access to historical Information for the following: New England Championships, Cross Country, Indoor, Outdoor, All Class and Team Information. This will also include the historical lists of All-State and All-Class and the yearly Gourley Lists for Hammer and weight rankings. There will also be a section for the Providence Journal Student-Athletic Awards. Please read the introduction at the beginning in order to better navigate the pages.
This section provides information dealing with the current season. This will include the updated current season's schedule, weekly standings, flyers and information on upcoming meets, and most current cross country course maps.
This section will provide lists and bios of the RITCA Hall of Fame and RIIL Hall of Fame Members as well as a Memorial section on former members of the track community. In the future this section will also provide pictures of events, activities, and people from the Rhode Island Track and Field Community.
This section provides information on why I have decided to do this foolish hobby and how to help fill in the missing data on any of the lists.