Colton High “Fact of the Day” – Jan. 13


The 1966 boys’ varsity Cross-Country team. Bottom: Mike Gomez, Rudy Reyes, Bill Macias. Top: Jerry Leon, Albert Ake, Art Prado, Fred Campa, Mark Suchil.

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 1966, the Colton High Cross-Country team won their second consecutive Ivy League championship, led by varsity “legmen” Art Pardo, Albert Ake, Mike Gomez, Rick Anstine, Mark Sushil, Rudy Reyes, Bill Macias, Danny Fernandez, and Jerry Leon. The team also earned third place that year in the CIF championship.