Frank Hussey

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Frank Hussey
Frank Hussey 1924.jpg
Hussey at the 1924 Olympics
Personal information
Born February 14, 1905
New York City, U.S.
Died December 26, 1974 (aged 69)
Coxsackie, New York, U.S.
Height 178 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 70 kg (154 lb)
Sport
Sport Athletics
Event(s) 100 m, 100 yd
Club Stuyvesant High School
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 100 m – 10.7 (1924)
100 yd – 9.6 (1928)[1][2]

Francis Valentine Joseph "Frank" Hussey (February 14, 1905 – December 26, 1974) was an American sprint runner who won a gold medal in the 4×100 m relay at the 1924 Summer Olympics.

Frank Hussey, a schoolboy sensation from New York City's Stuyvesant High School,[3] ran the third leg in the American 4×100 m relay team in Paris Olympics, which won the gold medal in a new world record of 41.0.[2]

After returning from Paris, he entered Boston College, and as a freshman became the leading Collegiate runner in America. He won the AAU championships in 100 yd (91 m) in 1925.[1][2]

Although he was considered as a main favorite to gold medal in 100 m before the 1928 Summer Olympics, Hussey was eliminated in the heats of US Olympic Trials. After that he worked as a salesman, taught in the New York State Prison System, and served as an official at athletics events in his free time.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Frank Hussey. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ a b c Frank Hussey. trackfield.brinkster.net
  3. ^ "The Ivy League's Complete History of the Olympic Games Columbia University". 2004. Retrieved 2007-11-02.