• All-city long-jump champion who also excelled in sprints.
  • Won a track scholarship to the University of Miami.
  • CCHS Sportsmanship award winner for 1964.

The Class of 1964 produced the first Columbus High graduates who attended Columbus for four years.  It seems only appropriate that this class of pioneers produced the most first-time members of the Sports Hall of Fame: Jim Cox, Tito Gomez, Jim McKirchy the fourth member of the Class of 64 – Julio Travieso.

Julio enters the Sports Hall of Fame in track and field.  He is one of the first in a long line of Columbus athletes to be honored in that sport as first-team All-County. Although Julio was also a sprinter, his specialty event was the long jump.  He set the school record in the event.

On his best day, Julio won 5 individual events in a meet against McArthur high school.  Julio also ran cross country at Columbus and was the school’s 1964 Sportsmanship Award winner.

He earned a scholarship to the University of Miami where he competed for three years before the school shut the track program.

Today, Julio is a computer technician in the Marion County School system.

He and his wife Nora have three children, including a son, James, who graduated from Columbus in 1991.  They also have 5 grandchildren.