George Anderson (sprinter)
|Born||December 23, 1943|
|Died||January 16, 2013(aged 69)|
George Anderson was an American sprinter. According to at least one ranking list in 1965 (the peak of his career) he was the world's best 100m sprinter. His most significant competitive victory was in the 100 yard sprint at the 1965 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships.
Anderson was a key member of the Southern Jaguars track team during his time at Southern heping them to 3 consecutive Southwestern Athletic Conference championships (SWAC) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) indoors and outdoors titles.
As a college junior he had an outstanding season in 1965 that resulted in him being voted the world's best sprinter by the experts of Track and Field News.
In 1996, he was again 60 y champion at the NAIA championships.
After graduation from college, Anderson was drafted to play by the Kansas City Chiefs American football team. He was sent by them for experience to the semi-professional team the Omaha Mustangs of the Continental Football League who played in Omaha, Nebraska. He stayed with the Mustangs for seven years and remained in Omaha for the rest of his life.
Anderson was employed as an employment specialist with the Eastern Nebraska Office of Retardation and Development Disability.
Anderson left a wife, Ola, and three sons.
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- New Kings of Track. Ebony. July 1966.
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- Progression of IAAF World Records 2011 Edition, Editor Imre Matrahazi, IAAF Athletics, p 135.
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- "George Anderson was 'Pillar of the Community'". Boys and Girls Club of the Midlands. 2013. Retrieved June 1, 2014.
- "World Rankings Index--Men's 100 meters" (PDF). Track and Field News.
- "U.S. Rankings Index--Men's 100 meters" (PDF). Track and Field News.
- http://www.trackandfieldnews.com/index.php/tafn-presults?list_id=36&sex_id=M&event_id=1 USA Outdoor Track and Field Champions, Men's 100 m, USA Track and Field.