1945 STATE CHAMPIONSHIP RELAY TEAM ADAM WILLIAMS, GEORGE TEUFEL, JACK PATRICK, BOB MCCAN
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- December 20, 2023
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SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
(COACH BRESLIN’S REPORT)
“The Mile Relay Team was the backbone of that undefeated track squad. Made up of only one natural quarter miler, Adam Williams (who also won the State Championship in the 440), the remainder of the team was made up of George Teufel, a sprinter; Jake Patrick, a hurdler, and Bob McCann, a half miler.
But they blended together to win at the Penn Relays and in every other meet they entered, including the State Championship.
In the State Meet that ‘45 Team scored more points than any other Mount Carmel Team before or since. There were two firsts by the relay team and Williams and Place Ribbons for Teufel in the hurdles ad Tom Cole in the Shot.”
“It was a raw, rainy day and each ember of the relay team had already labored through their separate events. Patrick ran in both hurdle races, Teufel ran in both dashes. McCann had completed an exhausting 880 race and Adam Williams had already won the State 440 Championship.
The track was covered with water on both turns, and Coach Breslin juggled the order of runners to compensate for the conditions…
Teufel, McCann and Patrick carried the baton in that order…leaving Williams a four yard deficit to overcome. Adam pursued the leader until he caught him at the 220 yard mark, and at the final turn both began their kick to the wire. The outcome was assured, for their was no one who could match the heart and drive of Adam Williams over the last 160 yards of a quarter mile race.”