1958 Howard High School XC Team
Hall of Fame induction: 2001
SPECIAL RECOGNITION FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT
1958 HOWARD HIGH SCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY TEAM
(Top picture, banquet, 2001, left to right, Emmett Osburn, Art Collins, Calvin Perry, Marvin Hackett, Melvin Perry, Bob King, missing Phil Anderson deceased, Right picture, 1958 State Championship picture, top row left to right, Calvin Perry, Marvin Hackett, Melvin Perry, Bob King, bottom row left to right, Art Collins, Emmett Osburn, and, Phil Anderson)
Arguably the greatest Delaware high school boy’s cross country team of All Time. The 1958 State Champion team set and still holds the record for the lowest score ever, 17 (only one division in 1958). They were undefeated in dual meets and took the City Title with a score of 18. This historical team was coached by the late and legendary George Johnson, who was inducted into both the State Hall of Fame and the State Track & Field Hall of Fame. Their order of finish; Bob King, 1st, Melvin Perry, 2nd, Marvin Hackett, 3rd, Calvin Perry, 4th, Art Collins, 7th, Phil Anderson, 15th, and Emmett Osburn, 55th.