|Darel Newman in Action|
Darel Newman, NCAA 60 yards indoor winner in 1964 and US team member in the 1965 Russian Dual Meet passed away October 10, 2017. He once ran a 9.2 hand timed 100 yards for Fresno State.
Newman, Darel MaxDarel Newman was born in Reedley, CA on August 6, 1943 to George Max Newman and Elsie Newman and passed away on Tuesday, October 10, 2017. From early childhood Darel always enjoyed running and as a result attended CSU Fresno on an athletic scholarship. While attending Fresno State he had a successful track and field career and become a world class sprinter with several world records to his credit. During his track career he was affectionately called the "Bald bullet" for his lightning like performances which included several West Coast Relays in Fresno. During the cold war Darel went to Russia with the U.S. Track and Field team. There he tied a world record and was named Athlete of The Meet.
After his Track career Darel taught high school and coached many young athletes in Santa Ana, California.