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Dick Cephas

Hall of Fame induction:  1994

One of the fine athletes developed by Howard High School's George Johnson. Dick won the Delaware High School Low Hurdles Championship and the New Castle County High Jump Championship in 1957, and then attended the University of Michigan.

Cephas won a Big Ten Championship in the 220 yard low hurdles, setting a new Big Ten record, and was the school's record holder at the indoor 60, 65, 70, and 75 yard low hurdles. His outdoor school records were the 220 yard low hurdles, both straightaway and around a curve, 440 yard and 400 meter intermediate hurdles, the high jump, and he was a member of the record holding 440 yard relay, and sprint medley relay teams.

Dick placed 6th in both the NCAA and AAU Championships in 1960, and went to the semi-finals of the 1960 Olympic Trials. He later became a member of the U.S. Military track team where he won a bronze medal in the 440 yard intermediate hurdles at the Military Olympics held in Brussels. He was also a member of the United States team that competed in Africa, where his 400 meter intermediate times were faster then the National Records of five of the six nations in which he competed.

Delaware T&F Hall of Fame member

Delaware T&F Hall of Fame member

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