Rice Institute Owls track runner and field athlete Jack Patterson
Black and white photograph of Rice Institute Owls track and field athlete Jack Patterson, class of 1939, headlining his achievement into the Rice Athletic Hall of Fame. Caption reads: JACK PATTERSON, Class of 1939, on one late spring day in 1939 did the almost impossible. He competed in six—count ‘em—events in the SWC track and field championships, won by Rice. He was captain of the Owls. His events: 110 and 220 hurdles, 440 yard dash, mile relay, javelin and high jump. He also went on to win the 400 meter hurdles in the National AAU. He—like Flying Freddie Wolcott—was robbed of his chance for a Gold Medal when Hitler marched against the world, destroying the 1940 Olympics. Jack came to Rice from Merkel in West Texas. He is now Athletic Director of Baylor University of Waco.
Rice Athletic Hall of Fame
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