INDUCTEES
 

Dr. Charles Jenkins

Track and Field

Villanova University

Member of the Villanova Track Team (1955-57)

Only Villanova University athlete to have won two Olympic Gold Medals

3 time Penn Relays Mile Relay Champion (1955-57)

3 time Penn Relays Spring Medley Relay Champion (1955-57)

2 time Penn Relays Distance Medley Relay Champion (1956, 1957)

1 time AAU 440yd Outdoor Champion (1955)

2 time AAU 600yd Indoor Champion (1957, 1958)

3 time IC4A 600yd Indoor Champion (1955-57)

2 time IC4A 440yd Outdoor Champion (1955, 1957)

2 time IC4A Outdoor Mile Relay Champion (1955, 1956)

4 times held a top 10 world ranking by The Track and Field News in the 400m

  • 5th in 1955
  • 3rd in 1956
  • 4th in 1957
  • 7th in 1958

Set the World Indoor Record in the 500yd at the NYAC Games (2/18/56)

Olympic Gold Medal winner in the 400m at the Summer Games in Melbourne (1956)

Olympic Gold Medal winner in the 4 x 400m Relay at the Summer Games in Melbourne (1956)

Succeeded “Jumbo” Elliot as Villanova Track coach when his former coach died (1981)

Head Coach of Villanova Track and Field (1981-90)

Led the Wildcats to 9 Big East Championships

  • Outdoor (1981, 1983-86)
  • Indoor (1983, 1985-86)
  • Cross Country (1983)
Inducted into the U.S. Track and Field Hall of Fame (1992)
 

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