Rodney Lambert

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At Mt Pleasant High School and the University of Maryland, Lambert was one of the nation’s top sprinters. As a schoolboy, he ran the 100-yard dash in 9.5 seconds, one tenth of second off Jesse
Owens’ national scholastic record and two-tenths of a second off the U.S. track record. At Maryland, he was one of the Atlantic Coast Conference’s best, narrowly missing a spot on the Olympic squad
in the 440 relay. Lambert was Delaware “Open” champion in the 100 for seven straight years. In 1961, he won the National Junior AAU 100. He was inducted into the Delaware Track and Field Hall of Fame
in 1994.



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