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Jack Davis

Inducted: 2004, athlete

Born: September 11, 1930 - Amarillo, Texas

Events
110 m hurdles - 13.40


One of a long line of magnificent U.S. men's high hurdlers, Jack Davis was the silver medalist in the 110m hurdles at the 1952 and 1956 Olympic Games. Also known for his versatility, Davis was a three-time U.S. Outdoor 220y hurdles champion, and the 1953 NCAA 220y hurdle champion. A former world and American record holder in the 110m/120y hurdles, Davis was ranked #1 in the world on three occasions. A three-time USA 110m hurdles champion, Davis also was a three-time USA Outdoor 220y champion and the 1954 USA Indoor 60y hurdle champion. During his college days at USC, Davis was a three-time NCAA 120y hurdle champion and the 1953 NCAA 220y hurdle champion. He was world ranked in 110m hurdles six times and completed remarkable undefeated seasons in the 110mH/120yH in 1953 and 1954.

Records Held
World Record: 120 yd. hurdles - 13.50 (June 9, 1956 - )
World Record: 120 yd. hurdles - 13.30 (November 17, 1956 - )
World Record: 110 m hurdles - 13.40 (June 22, 1956 - )

Championships
1952 Olympic Games: 110 m hurdles (2nd)
1956 Olympic Games: 110 m hurdles (2nd)
1951 USA Outdoor Championships: 200 yd. hurdles - 23.20 (1st)
1953 USA Outdoor Championships: 120 yd. hurdles - 13.90 (1st)
1953 USA Outdoor Championships: 200 yd. hurdles - 23.70 (1st)
1954 USA Outdoor Championships: 120 yd. hurdles - 14.00 (1st)
1954 USA Outdoor Championships: 200 yd. hurdles - 23.20 (1st)
1956 U.S. Olympic Trials: 110 m hurdles - 13.80 (1st)
1953 NCAA Outdoor: 220 yd. hurdles - 23.30 (1st)

Education
high school: Glendale Hoover HS (Glendale, California), 1949
undergraduate: University of Southern California (Los Angeles, California), 1953

Occupations
Business executive

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