2010 Highline High School Athletic Hall of Fame Honorees
HIGHLINE HIGH SCHOOL 2010 ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES
Alice Davis McPhee (1981, Basketball/Track), Walt Hunt (1980, Football)
Not pictured, Jim Johnson (1968, Cross-Country/Track/Swimming)
Alice Davis McPhee, 1981, Basketball/Track
Playing basketball was a passion for Alice Davis. Her junior and senior year teams placed 4th and 3rd in the State Tournaments. She was selected 1st Team All-League and picked for the Seattle Times All-Area Team in her senior year. Alice played at BYU her freshman year on an academic scholarship. She returned to play her sophomore year for Highline Community College, placing 2nd in State and again was an All-League player. The next two years were played at Eastern Washington University where she was an All-League on the first place Big Sky team. She graduated Suma cum Laude in Computer Information Systems. Her playing career continued in Tasmania, Australia.
Alice has worked at Boeing and is now working with husband Bryce in physical therapy in the Burien area. Both played basketball in college. Five kids have kept her busy for a long time as a volunteer, coaching soccer, baseball and of course, basketball teams. All five children play the game she loves.
Walt Hunt, 1981, Football
Walt was a two-year letter winner in football at HHS, National Football Foundation Scholar Athlete, 1st team NPSL defensive end, and 2nd team running back. He was Seattle Times “Star Times” football election, rated as a blue-chip prospect, and Prep Player of the week. Walt received Honorable Mention as a Prep Football All-American and participated in the 1981 East-West All State game. Walt attended the UW on a football scholarship, playing in the Rose, Aloha and Orange Bowls for the 1984 #2 team in the nation. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree.
He currently resides in the Highline area where he is involved with many foundations as a donor and as a fundraiser for many civic projects, including the HHS Booster Club Auction. Walt has coached football at HHS, University of Puget Sound and Auburn HS. Several leadership awards have been earned with the National Football Foundation. He is a Park Board Commissioner in Normandy Park and an active speaker at football, foundation and community conferences.
Walt Hunt is a successful business entrepreneur and football coach. He and his wife, Lisa, have a six-year old Son Trey.
Jim Johnson, 1968, Cross Country/Track/Swimming
Jim finished 2nd at State in the 2-mile in 1967 and 1968. He finished 3rd at the State cross-country meet in 1967 and won the High School 2-mile at the 1968 Seattle Indoor Track Meet. He set the 2-mile school record.
Jim attended the UW on a track scholarship. He earned degrees in Mechanical Engineering and was recognized as UW Scholar/Athlete of the Year in 1972, graduating with honors. He was PAC-8 champion in the steeplechase in 1970, and finished 2nd in the 1972 NCAA championships in the steeplechase. He received the All-American Award four times. Jim was 1974 National AAU steeplechase champion and ran a 3:58 mile at Eugene in 1973. He went on to compete at the US Final Olympic Trials in 1972, 1976 and 1980.
Jim is currently with OneAccord Partners, previously employed with Pro-Tech Services and with PACCAR for 23 years. He met Pat Jones ’68 in study hall and they married in 1971. They have two adult children. Jim coached them both in baseball/softball and soccer. He still plays soccer with an “old men’s” team and restores vintage and historic racing cars, racing them with his daughter. He remains active in their church.