Thursday, November 10, 2016

Penn State's Individual Cross Country Champion 1926, 1927

Even though Mike Fanelli is in Vietnam right now with his Nittany Lion wife, his garage can still be forthcoming.  Here's some news from days of yore involving our alma mater.

Penn State's Bill Cox won the ICAAAA (IC4A) Cross Country Championship in 1926 and 1927 at Van Cordtlandt Park.  That was the National Championship at the time.  He also won the Indoor and Outdoor one mile track championship in those years.

His star burned bright but didn't last long. And they weren't exactly understanding at the Pittsburgh Press.

My best guess, and it is just a guess, is that he met the future Mrs. Cox. He still is a hero of mine now.

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