Colton High “Fact of the Day” – Dec. 10


The 1973 Cross-Country team takes off at an Ivy League meet.

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.

In 1973, the Freshman-Sophomore Cross-Country team took the Ivy League by storm under the leadership of Phillip and Eli Villalba, beating North, Corona, San B Cardinals, Rubidoux, and Norte Vista, cementing their score that year 5-0 also making it the consecutive year the Freshman and Sophomore won.