Colton High “Fact of the Day” – Oct. 11


The 1944 Colton High Cross-Country team, featuring Bob Cherry (far left), won its second consecutive Sunkist League title that year.

Colton High School opened in 1895. It is one of the oldest high schools in the Inland Empire. In this daily feature, we celebrate Colton High’s rich history.

On January 12, 1944, the Colton High Cross-Country team won their second consecutive Citrus Belt League championship at Jantzen Field.

The team with the lowest score at this meet was declared the winner. Colton finished the meet with 17 points. Redlands placed second with 26 points, and San Bernardino placed third with 39 points.

Colton runners John K. Cherry, Bob Cloherty, and Barry Koch took first, second, and third respectively in their varsity boys’ three-mile race.