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Jumbo Elliott

Jumbo Elliott (Track and field.  Born, Philadelphia, PA, July 18, 1914; died, Juno Beach, FL, Mar. 22, 1981.)  James Francis Elliott earned his nickname because he was a fan of a Phillies pitcher also named Jim (Jumbo) Elliott, but he earned his reputation in track and field because he was one of the most masterful […]

Ron Delany

Ron Delany (Track and field.  Born, Arklow, County Wicklow, Ireland, Mar. 6, 1935.)  Both as a Villanova star and as a post-graduate, Ron Delany was one of the great and dominant indoor milers in the history of indoor track at Madison Square Garden, winning all 17 of his Garden miles.  Delany ran for Villanova from […]

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