Former Razorbacks Inducted into Arkansas Track
BY ANDRES FOCIL
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Former Arkansas Track and Field standouts Ralph Brodie, Jim Brown, Frank O’Mara and Randy Taylor were announced as inductees into the Arkansas Track and Field Hall of Fame. They will be honored on June 7 at the Hilton Inn in North Little Rock, Ark.
“Those guys had great careers at Arkansas,” Arkansas head coach John McDonnell said. “They helped establish a standard of excellence within our program.”
Brodie set the freshman record for high hurdles (14.7) during his career at Arkansas. He also had the best overall time set in 1961 and 1963 (14.1), twice equaling Clyde Scott’s 1948 second place Olympic time of 14.1. In 1963 he finished third at the Southwest Conference meet with a best time of 14.1.
While at Arkansas Brown set school records in the two-mile run, four-mile run, two-mile relay and distance medley relay. In cross country he won SWC individual and team championships. Brown set a new SWC record in the two-mile run with a time of 9:24.00 and at the 1951 NCAA Championships he finished fourth in the event with a time of 9:09.00.
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