The athletic history of Jeffrey G. Bannister reads like an Horatio Alger novel. As a student at Cheverus High School in Portland, he was a State Champion in cross country. He was awarded the Most Valuable Performer Trophy in track, establishing records in the high jump, as an anchorman in the 880 relay and as winner in the 440 yard dash. Also at Cheverus he was selected on the All-Maine basketball team, two years on the Greater Portland team, and was Captain of the Southwestern Maine Champions, as well as selected for All-American honors. He was awarded the Harold Presson Trophy as the best all around athlete at Worcester Academy. As a student at the University of New Hampshire, he was Captain of his freshman basketball team having a personal average of 26.5 points per game. He played two years on the Varsity team before concentrating on track where his records are endless. He has twice won the Boston College Relays decathlon, the New England, the Maine State, and is undefeated in east coast decathlon competition. He has toured Europe and Central America as a member of the decathlon trials in 1972 and is currently preparing for the 1976 World Olympics.
Maine Sports Hall of Fame
P.O. Box 2
Cumberland, ME 04021
Phone (207) 807-7666
The Maine Sports Hall of Fame was established in 1972 for the purpose of: 1) appointing and bestowing recognition awards and scholarships to outstanding Maine high school scholar-athletes; and, 2) to formally honor and memorialize Maine athletes and sports figures who have brought distinction and honor to the state of Maine.