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Larry Myricks

Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame Inductee

Track & Field

Larry Myricks Mississippi Hall of Fame Inductee

Larry Myricks Stats, Bio

Born: March 10, 1956

Hometown: Clinton, MS

Year 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

International Competition

AAU and 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)

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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