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Lawrence Burton

Lawrence Burton, a native of Melfa, VA and graduate of Purdue University, was an All-American flanker and first round draft pick of the New Orleans Saints in 1975. Burton was also a world-class sprinter who finished fourth in the 200…

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Richard T. Shea

A hero, according to Webster’s Dictionary, is a man of extraordinary courage, one who performs great deeds.  Dick Shea was a hero in every sense of the imagination. Portsmouth-born, Churchland High and Virginia Tech educated, and West Point trained, Dick…

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Benita Fitzgerald Mosley

By the time most kids outgrow full-time running and jumping, Benita Fitzgerald Mosley was setting records doing just that.  In 1979, while competing in Atlanta, Georgia Mosley set the USA National High School Record in the hundred and dash with…

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Louis Plummer

Lou Plummer was born on December 12, 1912 in Stamping Ground, Kentucky. He first came to Virginia from Hamilton High School in Ohio with a Track & Field scholarship at The College of William & Mary in Williamsburg. Plummer set…

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William “Dick” Price

Dick Price, a Norfolk native, graduated from Hampton Institute (now University) in 1957 and became been a coaching and administrative staple in the Norfolk area, simultaneously emerging as a pillar of his community.  His road to respect and success began…

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Dr. John Mapp

John A. Mapp born in Portsmouth, Virginia but raised in Norfolk gained prominence in track at Granby High School.   He attended VMI in 1950 when freshmen were not eligible for varsity sports.  He played defensive back on the freshman football…

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Dr. Harrison F. Flippin

Dr. Harrison Fitzgerald Flippin was born October 26, 1906.  He attended the Episcopal High School in Alexandria, where he was head monitor, captain of the football team, and participated actively in baseball, basketball, and track.  At the time of his…

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Archie Hahn

Archie Hahn came to Virginia as Head Track Coach in 1929. He succeeded the legendary "Pop" Lannigan. Hahn was also athletic trainer. He served as track coach until 1950. He produced some stellar track and field men and Virginia record…

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