Alumni Watch: Willie Banks, Class of 1974

Willie BanksAs we get ready to view the Rio Olympics of 2016, Oceanside High School has an Olympian of their own, Willie Banks, Class of 1974.  Banks was a three-time Gold Medal Winner in the Triple Jump, part of the Track and Field portion of the Summer Games.

Willie Banks, 3x Olympian, Class of 1974

Willie Banks, 3x Olympian, Class of 1974

Banks, 60,  was featured in the Parade Magazine on July 31st as a senior athlete who still ‘has it’!

Still active in the Oceanside community, Banks is involved in OHS Track and Field, with his name added to the annual Willie Banks Invitational held in April on Simcox Field at the high school.  In 2008, Willie Banks was inducted in the Oceanside High School Hall of Fame that is hosted by the OHS Foundation/Alumni Association.

Read more about what Parade Magazine had to say about Willie Banks in the article here.

U – S – A,   U – S – A,  U – S – A !!!

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