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Information about the early days of track and field and cross-country is scarce.  The Timeline notes dates we're confident about and will be updated as we discover more of the history of these sports.

1903

 First year on record of a track and field team at St. Bonaventure

1904

1905

1906

1907

1908

1909

1910

1911

1912

1913

1914

1915

1916

 First year back, no team in prior years

1917

1918

1919

1920

Manager: Julius Petrie, Coach Al Carmont

1921

1922

1923

1924

1925

1926

First official year of the Cross Country Team.
St. Bonaventure defeats Alfred State on their turf, first time Alfred had ever lost at home.
St. Bonaventure  Harriers Win the Junior National Championship

St. Bonaventure Harriers place second in the Senior National Championship
Top Performers: Gus Moore (3rd, 31:06)
                              J.D. Bell (5th, 31:19) (Laurel, 1926, 128-136)

1927

Indoor track (BV 1/14/1927, 1)
Charlie Major high jump national champion at 6' 4 1/8"
Niagara District championship cross country
John Bell 3rd in cross country Senior National Championship

1928

4th place Intercollegiate Mile Relay Championship  behind Syracuse, Fordham, NYU
Indoor track team active (BV, 12/14/1928, 3)

1929

Charlie Major clears 6-7 1/2' in high jump at an outdoor meet in New York

1930

1931

1932

1933

1934

1935

1936

1937

1938

1939

1940

1941

1942

1943

1944

1945

1946

1947

Track returns with Fr. Silas Rooney, OFM as moderator.  No meets.

1948

Joseph Duranleau, coach.

1949

Spring--Track became 3rd major sport, awarding varsity letters for the 1st time.  Joseph Duranleau, coach.

1950

Joseph Duranleau, coach.  No Cross country.

1951

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1952

B. Ford, coach

1953

F. Henderson, coach

1954

1955

1956

Cross country

1957

Cross country.  Coach J. McNamee

1958

Cross country

1959

Cross country

1960

1961

1962

1963

1964

1965

1966

1967

1968

Cross country: Coach Terry McFadden; Track: Little 3 Champs (BV 5/17/68) Coach Terry McFadden

1969

Track: 0-6 (BV 2/13/70) Coach Terry McFadden

1970

Track: 1-8 (BV 3/19/71) Coach George Colfer

1971

Track: 8-4 (BV 2/25/72) Coach George Colfer

1972

Track:  Coach George Colfer

1973

1974

1975

1976

1977

1978

Track, Indoor: Coach Ksionzyk

1979

Cross Country:  Coach Terry Stanley
Track:
On April 27,  New York State proclaimed this day, "Charles W. Major Day".

1980

Cross Country:  Coach Terry Stanley, 1-8
TracK:

1981

Cross Country:  Coach Terry Stanley, 7-7
Track:

1982

Cross Country:  Coach Terry Stanley, 7-5
Track:

1983

Cross Country:  Coach Terry Stanley, 3-3
Track: Coach Rick Wilson

1984

Cross Country:  Coach Terry Stanley, 5-7
Track: Coach Rick Wilson

1985

Cross Country:  Coach Terry Stanley, 7-6
Track: Coach Rick Wilson
Official ground breaking of the Charlie Major Memorial Track at St. Bonaventure took place on May 31

1986

Cross Country:  Coach Terry Stanley, 4-7
Heather Danahy is the only woman on the team
Track:  Coach Rick Wilson

1987

Cross Country:  Coach Terry Stanley, 7-6
Track: Coach Rick Wilson

1988

Cross Country:  Coach Terry Stanley, 2-5
Track:  Rick Wilson

1989

Cross Country:  Coach Terry Stanley;
Track:  Coach Terry Stanley. 

1990

Cross Country:  Coach Terry Stanley;
Track:  Coach Terry Stanley.  Track's last year as a varsity sport