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Philip Myrle Anderson, Sr.

Hall of Fame induction:  2001

A Howard High School schoolboy middle distance runner who was a member of the state championship mile relay team in 1959, 1960, and 1961 when that team was also New Castle County champion. Phil was the individual county meet champion in the 880 in 1961 and at the Meet of Champions that spring anchored the victorious Howard mile relay team, which posted a state record time of 3:22.3, a record which lasted for twenty-four years.

Phil graduated valedictorian from Howard High School with distinguished honors and awards. While a student at the University of Delaware, Phil set a school record of 1:53.6 in the 880, which stood for fifteen years.

In 1967, he graduated magna cum laude from the University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education. His loving kindness and devotion was revered and he took special pride in the success and achievements of all those he loved. Phil died prematurely in June of 2000.

Delaware T&F Hall of Fame member

Delaware T&F Hall of Fame member

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