Stan Whitley I grew up in Washington D.C., then came to California to attend Allan Hancock College in Santa Maria, CA. After graduation I attended the University of Kansas. I returned to CA and taught here for 37 years.
My track career started in junior high school and continues to present day. In high school I was “All City” in the long jump, but my school had no track to practice on, just a grass field and the asphalt parking lot at R.F.K. Stadium where the now Washington Football Team played. At Hancock College I was the “California Community” College State Champ in the long and triple jump. At Kansas University I became the #1 long jumper in the United States and the #2 in the world.
In 1985 I was inducted into the Mount Sac Relays Hall of Fame, after jumping over 25 feet for 17 consecutive years. In 2000 I was inducted into the USATF Masters Hall of Fame after setting the American and World records in the sprints from 60m through 400m. Currently, I’m a USATF Official and I have taken up the throwing events-discus, shot put, and javelin.