There were a lot of changes to the Outrigger Canoe Club track and field program in 1922. Many high school athletes who had competed for the Club, were now in college and competing for the University of Hawaii or away on the Mainland. Others who had competed since 1918, had retired.
However, 1922 was one of the most exciting track and field seasons in Hawaii’s history, as world champion sprinter Charley Paddock was brought to Hawaii to compete in the AAU Track and Field Championships on April 2 at Kamehameha Field. Paddock set three world records and two new Hawaii records. Since his participation was of an exhibition nature, local runners still got the wins.
Palama Settlement captured the team title with 73 points, followed by the University of Hawaii with 38, Kamehameha with 29, and Outrigger with 22.
Outrigger trackmen captured three Gold medals:
- Jim Landers, 440-yard run, :53.2.
- H. E. “Bo” Wilson, pole vault, 11′ 6″.
- Allan J. McGuire, running broad jump, 21′ 4 3/4″.
Other medals went to:
- Simpson McNicoll, 2nd, 220-yard dash.
- Gordon D. Brown, 3rd, in the pole vault.
- Harold Harvey, 4th, pole vault.
- Pat O’Sullivan, 4th, javelin.
- Ralph Ault, Jim Landers, Simpson McNicoll, T.C. Melim, 4th, 1/2-mile relay.
Other members of Outrigger’s team were Alfred Bush, W. W. Harris, Roy Jacobsen, B. Poepoe, Sam Poepoe, A. P. Siebert, John G. Sutton, John M. Watt, Wayson Williams.