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Jerome , Harry W.
Harry Winston Jerome was born September 30, 1940 in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan Canada and died December 7, 1982 at the age of 42. Harry's outstanding track career began to reach great heights while he was a high school student, and on July 15, 1960 while just 19 years of age and a student at the University of Oregon he set the world record at 100 meters in 10.0 seconds, and shared the record until 1968. Also in 1960, he set the 100-yard world record with a time of 9.2 seconds. Again Harry was part of a world record when, in 1962, he anchored the University of Oregon's 440-yard relay team to a world record. Additionally in 1962, he made a major contribution to the University of Oregon's NCAA championship team when he won the 220-yard dash and finished second in the 100-yard dash. He sustained what was thought to be a career ending injury in 1962, but returned to competition in 1964 to lead the University of Oregon to another NCAA track & field championship by winning the 100 meters and placing third in the 200 meters. During the 1964 Olympics he won a bronze medal for Canada by placing third in the 100 meters. In 1966, at Edomonton, Alberta Canada he set the 100-yard dash record of 9.1 seconds. Throughout his illustrious carer Jerome set seven world sprint records which included the indoor 60-yard dash. Among his other achievements were Gold Medals in the 100 meter dash at the 1966 Commonwealth Games and the 1967 Pan American Games. Jerome is also a three-time Canadian Olympian, and inductee of the University of Oregon Hall of Fame, the Canada Sports Hall of Fame and the State of Oregon Sports Hall of Fame.