USC Track And Field Great Jed Welsh Passes Away
Sept. 20, 2007
LOS ANGELES - Former USC track and field captain and longtime Long Beach Press-Telegram columnist Jed Welsh passed away on Sept. 9 due to pneumonia at the age of 98.
Welsh was a star hurdler for USC and team captain of the 1933 USC track and field team that placed second at the NCAA Championships.
Following his outstanding career at USC, Welsh went into the fishing manufacturing business. Welsh also began writing freelance articles for fishing publications in the 1940s and became a regular outdoors columnist for the Long Beach Press Independent before moving to the Long Beach Press-Telegram in the early 1950s.
Welsh was on hand to cut the ribbon at the opening ceremonies for USC's new Katherine B. Loker Stadium in 2001.
Welsh is survived by his wife Helen, his daughter Susie Nolen and his son Jed Welsh. His ashes will be spread at sea on Sept. 23.