Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Henry Larkin Oakland Technology HS

The following information was shared by Steve Palladino and a lot of the information below was gathered in an article linked below.

Henry Larkin, Oakland Technology HS ran 48.73 at last year's California State Meet to finish in 13th place at the trials. A noteworthy result considering Henry was a sophomore last year. It turns out that Henry's 400 time from last season is the 4th fastest time in his family. His grandfather, Bill Green, ran 47.6 on cinders during his youth which is the 3rd fastest time. His son, Rod Green, ran 47.74 at Palo Alto HS in 1980 for the 2nd fastest time in the family.

Those of you familiar with the name Bill Green (on the right), you know that the younger Bill Green (actually Bill Green the 5th) Cubberley HS ran 45.51 in high school at an AAU meet which was a national high school record. Green won the state 400 title as a junior and then won the 100y as a senior. He also anchored his Cubberley team to a 3rd place finish in the 1600 relay.  His high school PRs were 10.59, 20.91 and 45.51. He went on to compete at USC and was unfortunately part of the US boycott in 1980 despite winning the 1980 Olympic Trials 400 meters.

Bill sadly passed away on March 4th, 2012 at the age of 50 due to cancer.

A more complete article about Bill Green was posted at Palo Alto Online by Keith Peters. You can view it HERE.


1 comment:

Steve Palladino said...

An amazing family! The senior Bill Green is now 80 years old, and an absolute gentleman.

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