Rice Institute Owls track team runner Claude Bracey
Black and white copy of article on Claude Bracey's (class of 1930) induction into the Rice Athletic Hall of Fame. Photograph is of Bracey in Rice Owls track uniform in action. Text describes his career in track and field. He was Rice Institute's first athlete to go to the Olympics.Caption reads: CLAUDE BRACEY (class of 1930) was Rice’s first world record holder, first Olympian and first national intercollegiate champion. He tied Charles Paddock’s long-time record of 9.6 for the 100 years, then flashed the first 9.5 ever. He won both the 100 and 220 to help Rice win the 1928 Southwest Conference championship, then duplicated these win in the national intercollegiates. He wound up winning a 1928 Olympic team berth at the national A.A.U. meet. Claude Bracey came to Rice after state championships for Humble High School. He died in 1938 in New Mexico.
Rice Athletic Hall of Fame (poor quality original image)
Citable link to this pagehttp://hdl.handle.net/1911/64328
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