Larry Elllwyne Myricks


Born: March 10, 1956

Hometown: Clinton, MS

Year of Induction: 2001

 

College Career

Mississippi College

• All Gulf South Conference (’75, ‘76, ‘78, ‘79)

• All American (’75, ‘76, ‘78, ‘79)

• NCAA Division 2 Champion, Long Jump (’76, ‘78, ‘79)

• NCAA Division 1 Champion, Long Jump (’76, ‘79)

• NCAA Division 2 Champion, 200 Meters (’78 – broke 14 year old mark, ‘79)

• School and Gulf South Conference records in long jump, 100 meters, 200 meters & relay teams in 400 meters, 1600 meters

 

AAU & Amateur

• AAU Long Jump Champion (’75, ‘76, ‘79)

• AAU Long Jump Indoor Champion (’79 – stadium record jump)

• USA/USSR Champion (’75, ‘76)

• Top Ranked Junior in the World (’75)

• World Cup Games Long Jump Champion (’79)

 

Olympics

• Four time U.S. Track & Field team member (’76, ‘80, ‘84, ‘88)

• 2nd in Long Jump, U.S. Olympic Trials (’76)

• Member, U.S. Olympic Track & Field Team (’76 – Montreal – broke foot in warm-ups)

• Member, U.S. Olympic Track & Field Team (’80 – Moscow boycott)

• Member U.S. Olympic Track & Field Team (’84 – Los Angeles, 4th place)

• Olympic Bronze Medalist, Long Jump (’88 – Seoul, South Korea, 27’1”)

 

Hall of Fame Memberships

• Mississippi College Athletic Hall of Fame (1989)

• Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame (2001)

 

Did You Know?

Larry’s leap of 27’1.25” at the 1976 Olympic Trials was the first time a person had jumped over 27’ and not won the trials.

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