UPDATE - Harrison Dillard has passed @ 96 years old

JAVMAN83

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Harrison Dillard passed away Friday at the Cleveland Clinic. :(



Unfortunately, like so many WWII veterans, he may not be with us too much longer. Remember him and the others this Veterans' Day, tomorrow. No only a hero and an Olympic Champion, but originally he was the 2nd of 6 Ohio HS big-school state high hurdles champions from the fabled East Technical of Cleveland...home of champions.

His HS state career was as follows (all in Class A - big school) :

1939 (soph) - 220yd low hurdles - 4th
1940 (junior) - 120yd high hurdles - 2nd (teammate Harold Lane was champion)
1940 (junior) - 220yd low hurdles - 3rd
1941 (senior) - 120yd high hurdles - CHAMPION (15.0 sec.)
1941 (senior) - 220yd low hurdles - CHAMPION (24.8 sec.)

East Technical's 6 HS state champions in the high hurdles:
1940 - 120yd HH - Harold Lane (senior) - 15.1 sec.
1941 - 120yd HH - Harrison Dillard (senior) - 15.0 sec.
1942 - 120yd HH - Wilmer Jackson (?) - 14.6 sec.
1952 - 120yd HH - Bill Whittman (?) - 14.5 sec.
1955 - 120yd HH - Joe Byrd (?) - 14.5 sec.
1992 - 110m HH - Willie Hibler (senior) - 13.96 sec.
 
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