Felix Sanchez, Roy Staley Enter USC Track And Field Hall Of Fame
Jan. 29, 2002
Felix Sanchez, the 2001 400-meter hurdles World Champion, and Roy Staley, the former world record holder in the 120-yard hurdles, are the newest entries into the USC Track and Field Hall of Fame.
Sanchez, who is currently ranked No. 1 in the world in the intermediate hurdles, climaxed a brilliant 2001 season with a 47.49 victory for the Dominican Republic in the World Championships last August 10 in Edmonton. Sanchez also won the NCAA Championships in the same event as a 2000 USC senior in a school record 48.41.
Staley set a 120-yard hurdles world record in 1936 when he ran 14.1 in the Ohio State dual meet at Columbus, OH, on June 13, 1936. He was a three-time All-American, twice in the 120 and once in the 110 hurdles.
Both Staley and Sanchez will be honored at the 'Out of the Blocks Banquet' held at USC's Town and Gown on Feb. 12.