Wenatchee High School Athletic Hall of Fame

Chet McNeil
CLASS of 1927 Track and Basketball ATHLETE
Chet used an incredible amount of spring in his legs to dominate as both a high jumper in track and a center in basketball.

He broke his own state high jump record by clearing 6' 5/8" and won back-to-back state championships. The lanky athlete was the first state of Washington prep high jumper to soar over six feet. In addition to the high jump, Chet competed in the pole vault and broad jump, and was an important point producer for three consecutive state championship track squads.

On the basketball court, he was also noted for superior jumping ability in the tipoff circle and under the hoop. According to The Wenatchee Daily World, coaches described Chet as, "The most feared offensive man in the league...by far the most outstanding player in the county." He was named captain of the 1927 "All-County" team. As a senior, the Panther jumping-jack scored nearly 40% of the team's points and, during three years in the starting lineup, WHS won 75% of their varsity basketball games while making two state tournament appearances. Chet held all Panther scoring and rebounding records when he graduated.

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