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          Re: The other Georgia Tech World Class sprinter

          Originally posted by fastpete
          Georgia Tech has in it's track history more than one lone World Class sprinter, Ben Vaughn. Ben is T&FN World #2 behind Valeri Borzov, indeed.
          However, in my book, Georgia Tech's giant 6' 5" Perrin Walker is World #1, 1937. Walker won the National-AAU 100 that year beating a stellar field easy, with Ben Johnson 2nd. Walker's semi-final stood out by .20. Competing on the American team in Europe in 1938, Walker won a slew of races defeating many of the Europeans.

          Walker (middle) with Greg Rice (r)


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          For some reason I thought Walker was out of the U of Georgia. Ok then let's delete Vaughn.....thanx

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          • #50
            James Maybury

            What about James Maybury? Has Wisconsin had another as good - National champ, World-record-holder - since?

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              Not National Champ or WR holder, but Demi Omole was pretty good.

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                    More Manhattan

                    Off topic, but...

                    Lou Jones winning @ West Pt.
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                    Joe Schatzle @ White City
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                          In the 1930s when Eulace Peacock and Ralph Metcalfe were running, I wonder how many black students--let alone fast sprinters--attended Marquette or Temple? I would imagine there were not many blacks at all, let alone Olympic caliber sprinters.
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