Wenatchee High School Athletic Hall of Fame

Vernon Fox
CLASS of 1961 Basketball and Track ATHLETE
With fluidity and speed, Vern glided to statewide prominence in track. In his first year of competition eligibility as a sophomore, it was evident that Vern had the physical abilities necessary to succeed as a high hurdler. Sweeping meets as a senior, the lanky athlete became Wenatchee High's first "State of Washington Hurdles Champion" by winning the 120-yard high hurdles title in :14.6 seconds. Vern was also a "district champion" in the "broad jump" as well.

On the basketball court, he was an accomplished 6'3" frontcourt player for two seasons and received "All-Western Conference" honors while leading the Panthers in scoring as a senior. In all, Vern earned 5 varsity letters.

Recruited as a duo-sport athlete to the University of Oregon, he played two seasons on Ducks' basketball teams before focusing entirely on track. Vern contributed to a pair of national championship track squads as a high hurdler, long jumper, and triple jumper that were inducted into the University of Oregon 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.