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Easily identifiable in a couple of eras, he was a brilliant
football tackle at the University of Washington, then captured a Silver
Medal as a shotputter in the 1928 Olympic Games and thereafter became a
matinee idol as a movie actor carrying the name of Bruce Bennett. He
graduated from Stadium High in Tacoma.
Doris Brown Heritage
One of the premier distance runners in the U.S. track and
field history, her sparkling credentials include national
records in the 440 and 880 runs in 1959, a member of the
1968 and 1972 Olympic team's 880 and 1500 runs, and a
five-time USA and World Cross Country champion from
1967-1971. Her coaching record at Seattle Pacific is equally
impressive. Her track career established her as one of the
state's outstanding female athletes.
A pint-size roadrunner who
made his first big splash as a 17 year-old in 1964 by beating the Russians
in a celebrated 10,000 meter race in Los Angeles. As a WSU star he rewrote
the NCAA record books setting 11 national records. Injuries and physical
problems prevented him from Olympic Gold Medals.
In his prime he was the
greatest pole vaulter of them all. The talented University of Washington
athlete probed his ability by establishing three World records. He was the
holder of the record then an unfortunate gym accident ended his outstanding
career. He is a member of the Husky Hall of Fame.
One of the State's outstanding
track and field champions, he is the holder of numerous records including
All-America discus honors at the University of Oregon in 1972 & 73, and
Olympic Gold Medalist in 1976 and Silver Medalist in 1984, ranked first in
the world in 1976 and 1980, four time world record holder, eight time U.S.
National Champion in discus throw, National Champion 1977 in shot put,
elected to the U.S. Track and Field Hall of Fame in 1993, still holds the
world's best combined results for discus, shot put, javelin and hammer
throw, member of State prep Championship team at Tacoma's Clover Park High
School in 1968.
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