Joe Batiste

Joe Batiste, track star at Tucson High School, Class of 1939. Photo courtesy of THS Badger Foundation 

Photo courtesy of THS Badger Foundation

The first national-level track and field athlete in Tucson history, Batiste set a national high school record in the 120 hurdles in 1938, and broke the record in 1939, a record that stood until 1957. 

Sports columnist for the Arizona Daily Star.