Bill Gerow

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He was Delaware’s “fastest human” in track in 1936, and was undefeated at 440 and 880 yards, seven straight seasons in high school and college. At the University of Delaware, he captained the
track and basketball teams 1940-41, led the basketball team in scoring his senior year and also lettered in soccer. In 1978, at age 59, Bill set a Philadelphia Masters record for the 880 in the 55-60
year old category. His 25-year career as a state, regional and national track official also was a factor in his DSMHOF induction. He was the starter for the Marty Liquori-Jim Ryun “Dream Mile”..
Gerow served the Wilmington Touchdown Club for 32 years as secretary and president. He died May 21, 1997, at age 79.



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