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Andy Stanfield

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Inducted: 1977, athlete

Born: December 29, 1927 - Washington D.C.,
Deceased: June 15, 1985

Events
200 m - 20.60


Forced to concentrate on the 200 meters because of chronic leg problems in the shorter sprints, Andy Stanfield became one of the best furlong sprinters of all time, winning gold and silver medals in the event at two successive Olympics. A New Jersey high school state champion in the 220-yard dash and long jump, Stanfield excelled in the 200m, long jump and low hurdles at Seton Hall University. During his career at Seton Hall, Stanfield won eight of a possible nine IC4A sprint titles indoors and outdoors from 1949 through 1951. He also won five AAU titles in four different events (the 60-yard, 100m and 200m dashes and the long jump). At the 1952 Helsinki Olympics, he won the 200 meters and ran on the winning 4x100m relay. He again made the Olympic team in 1956 and finished second in the 200 to fellow Hall of Famer Bobby Morrow. Stanfield set a world record of 20.6 in the 200 meters, which he later tied twice, and was on the U.S. team that set a world record in the 4x220-yard relay. Overall, he won four National AAU titles, including three in the 200-220. After college, Stanfield competed for the New York Pioneer Club, where he was coached by Hall of Famer Joe Yancey.

Records Held
World Record: 200 m - 20.60 (June 28, 1952 - )

Championships
1952 Olympics: 200 m (1st)
1952 Olympics: 400 m relay (1st)
1956 Olympics: 200 m (2nd)

Education
high school: Lincoln (Jersey City, New Jersey), 1946
undergraduate: Seton Hall (South Orange, New Jersey), 1952

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