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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 […]

Willie Davenport

Willie Davenport (Track and field.  Born, Troy, AL, June 8, 1943; died, Chicago, IL, June 17, 2002.)  An Olympic gold medal hurdler in 1968, Willie Davenport was also a dominant competitor in New York indoor meets.  Davenport was a five-time winner at the Millrose Games.  He ran for the U.S. Army and later the Houston […]

Lee Calhoun

Lee Calhoun (Track and field.  Born, Laurel, MS, Feb. 23, 1933; died, Erie, PA, June 21, 1989.)  As the first man to win the 110-meter hurdles twice (1956 and 1960) Lee Q. Calhoun was an Olympic hero.  Calhoun won several indoor hurdles events in New York, including at the 1956 Millrose Games.  He was an assistant […]

Leroy Burrell

Leroy Burrell (Track and field.  Born, Philadelphia, PA, Feb.21, 1967.)  A top sprinter from the University of Houston, LeRoy Burrell won The Athletics Congress national indoor title in the 55-meter sprint (6.15 seconds) at the Garden in 1989 and the same event at the Millrose Games (6.11) in 1990.  Burrell won the T.A.C. 100 meters in […]

Evelyn Ashford

Evelyn Ashford (Track and field.  Born, Shreveport, LA, Apr. 16, 1957.)  A member of five U.S. Olympic teams from 1976 to 1992, Evelyn Ashford was a dominant sprinter both indoors and out during a career in which she won four Olympic gold medals.  Ashford was the 100-meter champion at the 1984 Games in Los Angeles […]

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