Betty Geiger  2003

The nation’s dominant collegiate women’s distance runner in 1983 when the NC State athlete won 4 national championships and a pair of international races in Finland and Norway. [more…]


Julie Shea-Graw  1993

Won seven national titles as runner for N.C. State. First female named ACC Athlete of the Year (twice). National high school Athlete of the Year in 1977, while at Raleigh’s Cardinal Gibbons High School. All-America recognition 11 times in track and field and cross country. [more…]


Tony Waldrop  1977

Ran world indoor record 3:55 mile in 1974, one in a string of 11 consecutive sub-four-minute mile races. Six-time All-America at UNC-Chapel Hill and four-time ACC champion in mile run. Named ACC Athlete of the Year 1974. [more…]


Jim Beatty  1963

Was first to break four-minute mile record indoors. Star performer at UNC-Chapel Hill and one of world’s greatest distance runners. Once held world two-mile record. Was named to National Track & Field HOF in 1990. [more…]


Kathy McMillan  1999

Raeford native won the silver medal in the long jump in 1976 Olympics. Set national high school long jump record (22′ 13″) at Hoke County High School. Star on track team at Tennessee State and an honor student in health and physical education. [more…]


* Joel Shankle  1993

Won Bronze Medal in the 110-meter high hurdles in the 1956 Olympics. Was Duke’s first NCAA track champion, in the long jump, in 1955. He was also the Atlantic Coast Conference’s first all-sports Athlete of the Year, in 1954. [more…]


Dave Sime  1967

One of the world’s premier sprinters while at Duke. One-time holder of seven world sprint records, plus Olympic 100-meter record of 10.1. Also played baseball and football at Duke. ACC Athlete of the Year in 1956. [more…]


* Floyd “Chunk” Simmons  1973

One of UNC-Chapel Hill’s all-time multi-event track greats. Won Bronze Medal in Olympic decathlon in 1948 and was Bronze Medal winner in 1952 Olympic decathlon. Also played some football at UNC. [more…]


* Harry Williamson  1999

First North Carolina Olympian who placed 6th in the 800 meters in 1936 in Berlin. Set a world record as member of a 2-mile relay team. High Point native was a miler at UNC who won Patterson Medal as school’s top athlete in 1935. [more…]