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Honorary Meet Directors
Jack Brannan began volunteering as a Russell Cup Official in 1984.
He has served at the finish line as a first place judge for the past eleven years.
Born in Los Angeles and raised in Pomona, California, Jack graduated from Pomona High School in 1945.
After a brief enlistment in the U.S. Marine Corp he
attend Chovinard Art Institute studying industrial design.
worked in the greater Los Angeles area until 1971 when he
moved to Carpinteria
Jack's interest in track began in the fifth grade where he
began to run middle distances.
Later, as a high school student, he
moved to the mile run and lettered in his
says it was his
involvement with the Carpinteria Lions Club
and its many members who have been active workers at the Russell Cup
over the years that helped rekindle his
interest in track and field.
states that his
up close exposure to the young athletes who compete here as they experience both victory and defeat has been a tremendous experience.
The Carpinteria High School Athletic Department takes great pleasure in saluting Jack Brannan as the Honorary Meet Director of the 76th Annual Russell Cup Track and Field Meet.