Bill Inman was back in 1921 to coach the Outrigger Canoe Club track and field team. There was only one AAU meet scheduled, the AAU Track and Field Championships at Alexander Field on March 26.
Olympian John M. Watt returned to the islands to compete for the OCC, and was the high point getter in the competition. He won the 120 hurdles (:16.2), and was second in the 220 hurdles and high jump.
The meet was won by Palama Settlement with 73 points, with Outrigger second with 54. In a later challenge over eligibility, Palama lost some of its points, but still had enough to take first place. Outrigger won the half-mile relay in 1:35.1 but was later disqualified as one of its original runners in the qualifying heats pulled out due to an injury and a replacement ran in the finals. AAU rules didn’t allow for any team changes.
Other OCC members to win their events were:
- H. E. “Bo” Wilson, pole vault, 11′ 0″.
- Robert Mott-Smith, high jump, 5′ 6 1/2″.
- Charles Falk, javelin, 139′ 0″.
- Thomas A. K. Cleghorn, 440-yard run, :53.1.
Others who competed for the Outrigger team in 1921 were Ken Ault, Herbert Deverill, Sam Hipa, Sam Poepoe, and Wayson Williams.