Thursday, December 3, 2015
V 5 N. 119 African American Long Distance History from Gary Corbitt
Here is some more reasearch from Gary Corbitt:
African American Running History in November
1921: 11/19 R. Earl Johnson –Edgar Thompson Steel AA wins AAU National Cross Country in Pittsburgh.
1922: 11/30 R. Earl Johnson finishes second to Ville Ritola – Finland in the Berwick Marathon (9 miles).
1928: 11/18 Gus Moore- Brooklyn Harriers wins AAU National Cross-Country title at Van Cortlandt Park.
1929: 11/28 Gus Moore becomes the only African American to win the Berwick Marathon.
1940: 11/28 Ellison “Tarzan” Brown the Narragansett Indian wins Berwick Marathon.
1942: 11/1 Frank Dixon-New York University wins IC4A Cross-Country Championship at Van Cortlandt Park.
1942: 11/29 Frank Dixon-NYU wins AAU National Cross-Country title at Newark NJ.
1949: 11/28 Bill Lucas – Manhattan College places 4th at NCAA Cross Country Championship.
1955: 11/28 Charles Deacon Jones-Iowa wins the NCAA Cross-Country Championship at East Lansing.
1958: 11/17 Ron Gregory-Notre Dame takes second place in the IC4A Cross Country Championship at Van Cortlandt Park. .
1961: 11/21-61 Steven Machooka-Cornell the first great Kenyan U.S. college champion wins the IC4A Cross-Country Championship at Van Cortlandt Park.
1962: 11/26 San Jose State wins the NCAA Cross-Country team championship with an integrated team.
Top African American finishers in the 1962 NCAA race:
6th Ron Davis – San Jose State
11th Harry McCalla – Stanford
18th Ben Tucker – San Jose State
30th Horace Whitehead – San Jose State
1964: 11/23 Elmore Banton – Ohio University wins NCAA Cross Country title in 20:07.5 at East Lansing.
1966: 11/21 Oscar Moore – Southern Illinois places 10th in NCAA Cross Country Championship
1968: 11/28 Ted Corbitt age 49 became the oldest American to win a U.S. running title with a win at 50 miles.
For more running history go to the following:
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