Harold Trotter

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Harold was a track and field star for Claymont High School in the mid 1950’s. He broad-jumped 22’1/4” in his first varsity meet as a 14-year old, 7th grader. He later jumped 22”8 ½” to share the state record. Trotter also shared the 100-yard dash record of 9.9 seconds and set the 220 record of 21.6 that still stands. He scored 43 points in four years in the Delaware Interscholastic track championships. Trotter won 28 straight dashes for Claymont High School..He was chosen third team All-State halfback in football and led New Castle County in scoring with 88 points. He scored 42 touchdowns in three seasons. He also lettered in basketball and played baseball for Claymont High Schoo. He was inducted into the Delaware Track and Field Hall of Fame in l996.



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