Russell Cup Medal

The 1935 Russell Cup medal pictured here, along with many other pieces of the event’s long history, will be on display at the 100th Russell Cup Track & Field Meet on April 13.


Each year, hundreds of athletes from all over the state compete in the Russell Cup Track & Field Meet at Carpinteria High School. This year’s 100th anniversary event on Saturday, April 13, will include more than the usual running, jumping and throwing. Special activities planned for the historic meet include opening ceremonies, throwback races, a tent with Russell Cup memorabilia, souvenirs for sale and a barbecue after the meet in the gymnasium.

“We are looking forward to outstanding day of competition, reminiscing and celebration,” said Meet Director Van Latham. 

Tickets are on sale now for the barbecue that will follow the competition at 6 p.m. in the gymnasium. The menu will include tri-tip, chicken, beans, salad and garlic bread, and the cost is $20 per person, $30 per couple, and $10 for children. To purchase, visit To learn more about the history of the Russell Cup Meet, visit

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