’68 Olympian, NCAA All-American, national JC marks,
Mt. SAC: As a freshman in 1965 Vanderstock joined teammates Bob Seagren, Brian Johnson, and Don Shy to set a national JC shuttle hurdle record of 53.7. He was also the 1966 state champion in the 330-yard intermediate hurdles-37.3, a time he also ran the week before in winning the So Cal title. Vanderstock set national cc records in both the 440-yard intermediates-51.2, and at 400-meters-50.0. His best 330-yard intermediate time was 35.7.
JC Rankings: Vanderstock left
USC: Vanderstock took third place in both the 1967 and 1968 NCAA IH races. He is currently ranked fourth on USC’s all-time intermediate hurdle list.
Post-running career: After his running career ended Jeff worked as a stunt actor in the movie industry.
A running history of the relay’s community college stars
Mt. SAC Coach Hilmer Lodge initiated the first Mt.
SAC Relays in ’59 (a one day meet ) and Rink Babka
(Menlo CC/USC) throws discus 189-4 for victory …Dennis Johnson
(Jamaica/Bakersfield CC/San Jose State) runs 9.2 wind-aided 100-yards to
win in ’61- Babka wins discus again, but with
a throw of 194-7 ½”… ’65 is
In ’69 Frank Covelli (
Kate Schmidt (Long Beach CC/Long Beach St.) sets an American record in the javelin at 184-5…in ’75 and ’77 John Powell (American River CC/San Jose State) takes the discus (210-2 in ’77)… in ’76, Olympic year, Reynaldo Brown win his 8th Relays high jump title with a 7-3 jump and Mac Wilkins sets a discus world record with 15 throwers over 185-0 … in 1978 the Relays are cancelled due to 22 inches of rain that week …New urethane track installed for the ’79 Relays and Mark Anderson of Mt. SAC scores 7555 in a decathlon win… In ’82 there are a dozen world leading marks as Mark Anderson (Mt. SAC/UCLA) returns to his alma mater and takes the decathlon with 8,251 points …in ’84 15,000 attended…23 countries were represented…in ’85 Tom Petranoff (Palomar CC) throws the javelin 295-9 to win … in ’87 Carl Lewis, Olympic legend, had six jumps over 28 feet-best series in history…Julius Kariuki (Kenya/Riverside CC) sets a national cc record of 8:29.4 in the steeplechase in 1988 … in’90 Riverside CC’s Nourddine Morceli (Algeria) sets a still-standing national community college 5000 record-13:25.20. / San Jose CC/UCLA alum Ato Boldon runs 9.86 at 100 meters for new meet and stadium record-in ’98 …Larry Wade, present Pasadena CC track coach and NCAA 110HH Champion at Texas A&M, wins the 1999 high hurdles in a still-standing stadium record 13.22….Dominique Arnold (Long Beach CC/Washington State/present American record-holder) wins the 2005 high hurdles in 13.35.
Our alumni left their mark!