Jim Ring ’40
Jim Ring was a great runner at St. Joseph’s. In spite of track being a big sports and having no league, St. Joseph always fielded a team. He ran against all the best runners from the Bay Area high schools and was undefeated during his junior and senior years. In his senior year he was making times in the 880 yd. run that were better than some college timed. Jim won 21 consecutive races drawing attention of the college coaches, the public schools scheduled meets with St. Joseph despite its lack of depth just to have their athletes compete against Jim, upon graduation Jim received a track scholarship to Notre Dame University.