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Central Track Teams

Anybody know why there is no information on Central Track Teams in the Champions–at least those from early and mid-60s?

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Graduated from Central in 1965. Had the honor of being Mr. Central 1965. Started on the Central Basketball Team for three years and was a member of the Track Team in my senior year. Shared command with Bryant Millsaps of the Central JROTC unit in my senior year. Other activites at Central are documented in the 1963 -1965 Champions. Received an athletic scholarship and played Division I College Basketball for four years. When I graduated from Auburn in 1969, I was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Army Adjutant General Corps and served 25 years on active duty, retiring in 1994. Some of the military awards I earned include the Legion of Merit, one Meritorious Service Medal for Achievement, six Meritorious Service Medals for Service, Joint Service Medal for Achievement, two Army Commendations Medals, and Viet Nam Service Medal. After retirement in 1994, I became a Real Estate Broker until my second retirement in 2010. I am passionate about Central History and am pleased to be Administrator of this Blog/Site.

3 thoughts on “Central Track Teams

  1. Bob, track results came too late (as did baseball) to get in the yearbooks, since Central insisted on issuing yearbooks before school ended. No one cared enough, apparently, to record the results for track and put them in the following year, as was done for baseball.

  2. A sad truth which should not have been. Perhaps we can collect some track team history via other research. I did three events in my senior year. Snuffy would not let me do it sooner. High jump, 880 individual, and 880 on the 2-mile relay team. 880 was a tough race–more sprint than long distance. For several years, I held the record at Auburn for one mile in combat boots. Since they don’t run in combat boots anymore, I may still hold it My success there may have come from running the football stadium steps with weights on my ankles as was the tradition in spring training for basketball.

  3. Central had several state champions in track and field dating back to the early 40s. At the least we should resurrect the TFP articles and add that to our files; ditto for boxing (national champs in ’47) and golf (one state champion). There may even be a tennis story or two worth telling. I think the last boxer from that ’47 team (Prince Kendall) passed away earlier this year.

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