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Dave Sime 1967

Top sprinter, 1950s. Track, football, and baseball star at Duke. Won two indoor and six outdoor individual ACC sprint titles. Established or equaled six world records, 1956–1958. First person to run 220-yard dash in 20.0 seconds and four 100-yard dashes in 9.3 seconds. Finished second in 100-meter dash at 1960 Olympics, losing in photo finish. Lost apparent gold medal in 4×100-meter relay when U.S. team was disqualified for passing out of its lane. Wide receiver on 1957 football team. Led ACC in batting, 1957, at .376. All-ACC baseball and second-team all-American, 1957. Winner 1956 McKelvin Award. Turned down chance to play pro baseball for medical school. Became eye surgeon. Member National Track and Field Hall of Fame. Born 1936, Fair Lawn, N.J.

 

 

 

 


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