Wenatchee High School Athletic Hall of Fame

Wes Foster
CLASS of 1925 Track ATHLETE
Wes was one of the first great sprinters to gain national attention for the Pacific Northwest in track. In a memorable day, May 16, 1925, he set or equaled two national high school standards and set four state marks - 5.3 seconds in the 50 yard dash established a U.S. and Washington state record, 9.8 seconds in the 100 yard dash tied the national mark and set a state record that stood until 1962, 21.7 seconds in the 220 yard dash established a state standard and 1:32.8 as a member of the 880 relay team was also a new record for Washington state. Wes went on to win the National Interscholastic Track Meet 100 yard dash title in Chicago, equalling the national record of 9.8 seconds, and became an "All-American."

During his track career at Washington State College, he won six Pacific Coast Conference individual titles and set a world, American and collegiate record for 175 yards at 16.6 seconds in 1928. Wes is a member of the "WSU Athletic 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.