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Lincoln , Leon
In 1963, Leon Lincoln led Portland's Jefferson High School to the "A-1" Boys State Track & Field Championship at Oregon State University's Bell Field in Corvallis. While claiming the team championship Lincoln won the 100-yard dash in 9.9 sec., 220-yard dash in 21.6 sec. and anchored the 880-yard relay to a winning time of 1:29.8 seconds. Lincoln was the state meet High Point Man when he scored 22.5 of his team's 46 points. After high school Lincoln went to the University of Oregon on an athletic scholarship. While at the University of Oregon his career was slowed by injuries after a promising freshman season. In 1964 during his freshman year at Oregon he recorded a 6.25 seconds in the indoor 60-yard dash and that summer after his freshman year he recorded a PR 9.5 seconds in the 100-yard dash. After college he continued to excel in open meets, and excelled at the masters track and field level in the indoor 60-yard dash and the outdoor 100-yard dash. He set a masters world record for 40-year olds in the 60-yard dash indoor with a time of 6.33 seconds. In 2009, Lincoln was inducted into the University of Oregon Athletic Hall of Fame with his teammates from the championship 1965 track team.