Ukee Washington

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A record-setting hurdler and All-State basketball player at Dover High School, Ukee Washington went on to become basketball captain at the University of Richmond and then a respected sports
journalist. In basketball, he was named three times to the All-Henlopen Conference team and as a senior in 1976, was first team All-State, and was named to The Philadelphia Inquirer’s 15-man all-area
team. Washington graduated as the seventh leading scorer in Delaware high school history with 1,305 points over three years. In track, Washington twice won the maximum three championships – two in
the hurdles, one in the mile relay – in his junior and senior years. He broke the state record in all three events. Washington’s 14.28 in the high hurdles was the state record for seven years, and
his 37.85 in the 300-meter intermediate hurdles lasted a lot longer – 17 years. Washington joined Henry Boss, Eric Caulley and Ron Jackson in a mile relay performance of 3:17.49 at the University of
Maryland Meet of Champions on June 1, 1975; that standard has only been bettered once in Delaware history. Washington was inducted into the Delaware Track and Field Hall of Fame in 2004. A voice and
presence that took him around the world as a teenager, when he performed in Russia, Sweden, Finland, Poland, Denmark and Mexico with the Philadelphia Boys Choir, led Washington to broadcasting. After
working at WSB (Atlanta) and WBBH (Fort Myers), Washington joined KYW-TV, Channel 3 in Philadelphia in 1986, where he has worked ever since as an anchor and reporter in sports, news and features. In
2008, Washington was inducted into the Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia Hall of Fame.



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