One of the greatest track-and-field athletes of all time. He was born James Cleveland Owens in Danville, Alabama, and educated at Ohio State University. However he competed in interscholastic track meets while attending high school, excelling in the running broad jump, the 100-yd dash, and the 220-yd dash. As a member of the Ohio State University track squad in 1935, he established a world record of 26 ft 83 in. For the running broad jump; the next year he set a new world record of 10.2 sec for the 100-m dash.
He played as a scrub as a freshmen, so he decided to turn to track. He set the school record for men’s pole vault by vaulting twelve feet four inches in the air. Knute then gave football a second chance, which turned out to be a phenomenal decision. He was named to Walter Camp All America Squad as a third string end. His most famous catch was in the important upset of Army in 1913, this brought attention to Notre Dame, and the use of the forward pass in college football.
While at Oregon, Pre ran as their number one runner from freshman year all the way through his senior year. Pre set numerous National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) records. Ever since sixth grade I’ve been running long distance races but not until my freshman year did I learn about the legend of Pre. He has inspired my teammates and myself to give it all we have and to run a race not to see who’s the fastest but to see who’s got the most guts. Steve said a version of that in one of his great speeches.
When he was attending Waldesina Primary he was running at regional races. By the time he turned 12 he was the fastest runner in the whole area. Usains cricket coach was right to tell him to be a track athlete. In 2001 Bolt was about 14 years old and he won his first silver medal running a 22.04secs at a high school state championships. Knowing he was a gifted sprinter he never thought he would become the fastest man in the world.
Also in high school he set two world records. He ran the 220 yard dash i... ... middle of paper ... ...rld record in the 100 yard dash and won the 220 low hurdles all in under forty five minutes. In the Olympics he competed in the 100 meter dash, long jump, 220 meter dash and the 400 meter dash. In the Olympics he got four gold medals. Jesse Owens was a very important man.
Although there is much confusion on Thorpe's date of birth, this is the date according to his estate. The career biography of Jim Thorpe reads like an encyclopedia of sports, encompassing virtually every major athletic event available. In the 1912 Olympic Games at Stockholm, he won both the pentathlon and decathlon events. In the same year, he led his Carlisle Indian School team to the national collegiate championship, scoring 25 touchdowns and 198 points. Following the college football season, Thorpe went on to play 6 years of Major League Baseball.
Some of the people he recruited included Johnny Dawkins, Mark Alarie, David Henderson, Jay Bilas and Weldon Williams. People looked at this new and approved team as one of the nations best team. This started the miracle the still lives on today. Joining this powerful team was guard Tommy Amaker in 1983. Duke won 24 games in 1984 and earned the first NCAA bid under Coach K. With the same boys, they were now seniors, the 1986 Duke team won an NCAA-record 37 games while claiming titles in the Big Apple NIT, ACC regular season, ACC Tournament and the NCAA East Regional.
(Raatma 8-9) Jesse began running track and field in middle school. In 1928 he set many middle school records including jumping almost twenty-three feet in the long jump (“About Jesse Owens” 1). Jesse went to East Technical High School in the 1930s where he continued to set records and develop as a track and field star. In fact, in his Junior Year, at the National Interscholastic Championship, Jesse set the 220-yard dash record and tied the world record in the 100-yard dash. The city of Cleveland, in order to demonstrate their pride, honored Jesse Owens with a citywide parade marking his debut into the spotlight.
Plus Minnie Ruth gives birth to their first child, a daughter named Gloria. On 1933 Owens finished first in 75 of the 79 competitions he enters. He breaks the long-jump record at the state interscholastic finals, and At the National Championship in Chicago, Owens won the long jump, set a new world record in the 220-yard dash and ties the world record in the 100-yard dash. Plus On October 9, of 1933 Owens enrolled at The Ohio State University. On 1935 Owens was appointed as an honorary page for a legislative commit... ... middle of paper ... ...tic arts "for his unparalleled skill and ability" as an athlete and for "his personification of sportsmanship ideals."
Apart from that, he was also known as “Rapid” Ray Lewis, as he could outrun anyone his age. From that moment, anyone knew that he would outshine his peers in the future. During his high school years, he dominated the track-and-field sport, which was the only sport he was allowed to do. Ray was so good that he even tried out for the 1928 Olympics as a 400meter runner. He came in fourth place, making it into Canada’s team.