1936 Olympics

Foy Draper- Huntington Park High School, class of 1931. Was fourth and second in the 1934 and 1935 NCAA and fifth and fourth in the 1935 and 1936
National AAU(behind Ralph Metcalf and Jesse Owens) representing USC.
Besides running the second fastest 100 meter time in the world in 1935,
he ran on the World Record 4 x100 meter Relay at the Berlin Olympics of
1936, with all times greats Frank Wykoff, Metcalfe and Owens. He died
in North Africa during World War II. While he attended Huntington Park
he was part of the 4 x 220 relay which set a US national high school
record of 1.28.0


The U.S. 4x100-meter relay team. Their time of 39.8 seconds set a world record that held for 20 years. From left to right: Jesse Owens, Ralph Metcalfe, Foy Draper, and Frank Wykoff. Both Draper and Wyckoff trained under Dean Cromwell at the University of Southern California.  August 9, 1936.

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