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Cape Central High Photos

Ken Steinhoff, Cape Girardeau Central High School Class of 1965, was a photographer for The Tiger and The Girardot, and was on the staff of The Capaha Arrow and The Sagamore at Southeast Missouri State University. He worked as a photographer / reporter (among other things) at The Jackson Pioneer and The Southeast Missourian.

Come here to see photos and read stories (mostly true) about coming of age in Southeast Missouri in the 1960s.

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SEMO Track Meet

SEMO track c 1964-1967Like I mentioned in another track story, the boys and girls of spring didn’t get a lot of attention. Their sports usually took place after the yearbooks closed, and they didn’t have the hoopla of basketball, football and even baseball.

I’m pretty sure this shot won some prize or another in a photo contest, but I can’t remember which one. I suspect it was less because it was a great shot (although I do like the falling hurdle), but for the fact that it doesn’t show any wardrobe malfunctions. It’s almost a cliche shot, but one of the reasons that some phrases and photos become cliches is that they tend to work.

Track meet photo gallery

Since I’m short on info, I’ll let the photos speak for themselves. Click on any picture to make it larger, then use your arrow keys to move through the gallery.

4 comments to SEMO Track Meet

  • van riehl

    I recognize Mike Johnson Central grad, in the long jump and Larry Freeze, Jackson grad, in the hurdles. Probably 1968 season.

  • Tim Luckett

    On the picture of the long jump, the two men on the right were SEMO football players Curt Wacker and David Pritchard. I was a freshman footballer at SEMO in 1967 and Wacker was a senior and Pritchard was a junior. The coaches made some of the football players help at the track meets. I’m sure that is why they were there.

    Tim Luckett

  • Tim Luckett

    I just noticed that Dave was holding the tape measure and Curt was holding a rake. They were working.

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