Great pic @zeeeblob! I had never seen that one before. Robert Mason took 2nd at state in both 1945 (to Don Gehrman), and in 1946. Stearns won that title as a junior, but did not run at state as a senior due to “illness.” He did win the state mile run in 1948. Stearns was a cross country All-American at Marquette in 1950.
Also, pretty sure that was Les Larson who won the Suburban Conference “B” meet in 1939. He would have been a freshman that year, and I believe that SM did not let freshmen run varsity at that point in time.