Wenatchee High School Athletic Hall of Fame

Sandy O'Donnell
CLASS of 1964 Track, Football and Basketball ATHLETE
Sandy's strong left arm propelled him to the pinnacle of prep javelin throwing. He launched the spear 219-10 to set a state record and win the state title in 1964. That toss ranked as the second longest by a high school athlete in the nation. Sandy also started at end in football and as a basketball forward for the Panthers.

The talented lefty continued javelin throwing at Washington State University where he was a four-time "All-American." His crowning accomplishment was a 258-11 toss to win the NCAA championship in 1968. That throw set a WSU record and ranked as the third longest in college history. Considered as a top contender to make the Olympic team. Sandy unfortunately suffered an injury during the Olympic Trials to force him out of the competition.

Sandy launching the javelin for Washington State University.

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