Sam Perry (athlete)

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Sam Perry
Personal information
Birth nameSam Perry
National team United States
Sport
CountryUnited States
SportTrack and field
Event(s)sprint
Updated on 28 February 2016.

Sam Perry[1] was an American track and field athlete who held the world record for the 60 y sprint and who was twice United States champion at that event.

Track career[edit]

Perry ran for the Fordham University track team.

In 1965, Perry, equalled the world record of 5.9 s for 60 yards of Bob Hayes whilst running for his college track team at the Millrose Games.[1][2]

In 1963 and 1965, Perry became national indoor champion at 60 y.[3][4]

Accolades and awards[edit]

In 1977, Perry was inducted into the hall of fame of the Fordham University Rams.[3]

In 1995, Perry's old high school, Passaic High School, named their new track after him[5]

Personal life[edit]

Perry was also a graduate of Columbia Law School.[1]

In later life, Perry became an attorney and a city councilman in Passaic, New Jersey.[1][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "SAM PERRY, WHO SHARED WORLD RECORD WITH BOB HAYES, DIES AT 55". IAAF. July 20, 2000.
  2. ^ "Perry Ties Dash Record in Millrose". Chicago Tribune. January 29, 1965.
  3. ^ a b "Samuel Perry Class of 1966". Fordham University Rams.
  4. ^ "UNITED STATES INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS (MEN)". gbrathletics.
  5. ^ a b "SPORTS PEOPLE: TRACK AND FIELD; Passaic Track to Be Dedicated". New York Times. October 28, 1995.