James Walker (hurdler)

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James Walker
Personal information
Born October 1957

James Walker (born 1957) is a former American hurdler. Born in Atlanta, Georgia, he attended Auburn University from 1976-1980. Walker was one of "The Fabulous Four" along with teammates Harvey Glance, Willie Smith, and Tony Easley; together they set more school and conference records than any other foursome in the history of the Southeastern Conference.[1] James Walker currently lives in Madison, Alabama.

Achievements[edit]

  • Won the gold medal at the Pan American Games in 1979 in the 400 metre hurdles[2]
  • SEC's Track & Field Athlete of the Year in 1979
  • Until 2005, held the SEC record for the 400 meter hurdles with a time of 48.48 secs in 1979[3]
  • In 1977, 1978, 1979 had the best time in the SEC for the 400 meter hurdles (49.58, 51.51, 48.48)
  • NCAA Division I champion, 400 meter hurdles, 1978 and 1979[4]
  • In 1976, had the best time in the SEC for the 120 yard hurdles (13.7 secs).
  • In 1977, 1978, 1979 had the best time for the 110 meter hurdles (13.90, 14.0, 13.70 secs).
  • In 1978, was the U.S. Outdoor Track and Field champion in the 400 metre hurdles with a time of 49.03 seconds.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Famous Alabama sports figures, The Birmingham News
  2. ^ New York Times, July 9, 1979
  3. ^ Caribbean Net News: Trinidad’s Clement breaks 26-year-old 400m hurdles mark at SEC Championships
  4. ^ NCAA Div. I Outdoor Track champions, Hickoksports.com
  5. ^ USA Track & Field, List of 400 meter hurdles champions