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Drew, Howard Porterlocked

(28 June 1890–19 February 1957)
  • Adam R. Hornbuckle

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Drew, Howard Porter (28 June 1890–19 February 1957), track and field athlete, was born in Lexington, Virginia, the son of David Henry Drew and May E. Mackey. At age twenty-one, after working for several years in a railroad depot, he entered high school in Springfield, Massachusetts. By the time Drew had entered high school, however, he ranked high among the nation’s best sprinters. In 1910 and 1911 he won both the 100- and 220-yard dashes at the junior Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) track and field championships. Drew’s best times as a junior were 10.0 seconds for 100 yards and 21.8 seconds for 220 yards....

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