- Barnesboro High School athlete won all but one race he competed in during his scholastic career.
- Attended Newark (N.J.) Prep and Ohio State University.
- Two-time All-America scholastic team at Newark, setting several records.
- Won New Jersey, and national interscholastic 440- and 880-yard championships at Chicago in 1929
- Set a world interscholastic 600-yard record in 1929.
- Member of Newark’s world-record mile relay team.
- Captained the Ohio State track team with freshman Jesse Owens as a member.
- As a freshman at Ohio State won the state AAU quarter mile title.
- Was on a two-mile relay team which won the AAU national championship.
- As a senior in 1934, he established an all-time Ohio State 880 record.
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