Wenatchee High School Athletic Hall of Fame

Roy Duncan
CLASS of 1954 Track ATHLETE
'Discovered' by Wenatchee High track coach Harry Zier in a sophomore P.E. class, Roy couldn't afford to give up his after school job at Mills Bros. Zier knew he had blazing natural speed and devised a solo training regimen that began before school at 5 a.m. The results were encouraging with a pair of third place finishes in the 100 and 220 yard dashes at the district track meet. As a junior, Roy won both events at districts and ran in the state meet. He took it to the next level as a senior by winning the state 100 yard dash title in 10.0 seconds and finished third in the 220 after posting district championships in both events. Roy's times were the fastest by a Panther athlete since Wes Foster's national and state records thirty years before. He earned three varsity letters in track.

Roy really took off as a sprinter at Seattle Pacific College. He set school records in the 100 at 9.5 seconds, and 220 at 20.9 seconds. Selected as a "NAIA All-American" three times each in both events, Roy finished third twice at the NAIA National Track Meet in the 100 yard dash. He was consistently the dominant sprinter in the Northwest and beat top ranked Pacific Coast Conference (forerunner of the Pac-10) and NCAA competition. Roy is a member of Seattle Pacific's Hall of Fame.

- Caricatures of inductees as they appeared while involved in WHS athletics and the synopsis of accomplishments are drawn and written by Jeff Mertes.