North High Was in the Sports News Recently for a Track and Field Record that Some Thought Would Never Be Broken.

Posted by Communications on 3/21/2018

North High was in the sports news recently for a track and field record that some thought would never be broken.  Sixty years ago, Dallas Long set a high school record in the shot put of 69 feet, 3 inches for the Mustangs.  It remained an Arizona record until Tyson Jones of Goodyear broke it earlier this month with a 70-4 ½ toss.  Long, who went on to star for USC and win Olympic medals -bronze in 1960 and gold 1964, sent a congratulatory note to Jones, along with an autographed picture of Long shot putting.  His note read: Dear Tyson, It’s about time someone broke my 1958 high school record.  It’s taken 60 years for someone to do so!  Congratulations and best wishes to you.   He signed it, with North Phoenix High School Class of 1958 under his signature.