COLLEGE ATHLETIC HALL of FAME MEMBERS FROM NORTH CENTRAL WASHINGTON

Wes Foster
TRACK
WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME

After sprinting to national championships to become a two-year high school All-American and setting or tying national and state records of 9.8 in the 100 yard dash and 21.7 in the 220 on the same day in 1925 for Wenatchee High School, Wes Foster became the first great black sprinter at Washington State. He was one of the first of his race to win national attention for the Pacific Northwest in track. Foster set a world, American and collegiate record for 175 yards at 16.6 in 1928 as well as several school records and won six Pacific Coast Conference individual titles.