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Jim Kethan Relays - Feb. 8, 2019

 Schedule of Events

Coaches Scratch Meeting          11:00 AM

Field Events                             12:00 PM

3200 Meter Run                       12:00 PM

Running Events                         2:30 PM


Field Events         12:00 PM


 Boys Start:

Shot Put

Long Jump – South Pit

Pole Vault


Girls Start:


Triple Jump – North Pit

High Jump


Running Events (All Finals)

2:30 PM

4x100 Meter Relay                                                             Girls, Boys

800 Meter Run                                                                   Girls, Boys

100 Meter Hurdles—33”                                                      Girls

110 Meter Hurdles—39”                                                      Boys

100 Meter Dash                                                                 Girls, Boys

4x200 Meter Relay                                                            Girls, Boys

400 Meter Dash                                                                 Girls, Boys

300 Meter Intermediate Hurdles—30” (G) 36” (B)                 Girls, Boys

200 Meter Dash                                                                Girls, Boys

1600 Meter Run                                                                Girls, Boys

4x400 Meter Relay                                                            Girls, Boys


Weldon B. “Jim” Kethan

In many ways, Jim Kethan was the heart of Deer Park ISD’s athletics program during his many years in the District. Along with Travis “Shorty” Hughes and D.H. “Cotton” Watkins, Kethan coached the Deer football team to back-to-back state titles in 1954 and 1955. He also coached the baseball team to regional championships. In 1967, he became the District’s first Director of Athletics. During his tenure, Kethan expanded the girls athletics program and supervised one of the area’s best elementary physical education programs. He was inducted into the Texas Athletic Directors Hall of Honor in 1990. In 1991, the school’s baseball field---which he helped plan and construct---was named in his honor. Kethan was an officer in the Marine Corps during World War II, but in Deer Park, he will be remembered best as a mentor and friend to many.