Clark Todd Scully (September 13, 1948 – September 6, 2021)[1] was an American racewalker. He competed in the men's 20 kilometres walk at the 1976 Summer Olympics.[2]

Todd Scully
Todd Scully running mile relay in college track meet.jpg
Todd Scully receives the relay baton from Frank Murray in a 1968 track meet at Lynchburg College in Virginia.
Personal information
Full nameClark Todd Scully
NationalityAmerican
Born(1948-09-13)September 13, 1948
Princeton, New Jersey, United States
DiedSeptember 6, 2021(2021-09-06) (aged 72)
Sport
SportAthletics
Event(s)Racewalking
College teamLynchburg College Hornets

He competed on the track and field team at Lynchburg College in the 1960s, and graduated with a chemistry degree in 1970.[3] He later returned to Lynchburg College for a graduate degree in physical education and secondary education in 1975.[3] He is a member of the University of Lynchburg Sports Hall of Fame.[4]

He was selected for the Olympic team in 1980, but the U.S. boycotted the games. A 2014 alumni magazine of Virginia Tech, where he was a graduate student in 1980, described his disappointment: "You just spent four years making progress and improvement, and you end up not being able to use it. Between '76 and '80, I think I set seven world records. ... I was ready to compete."[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Big Island man killed in Bedford County crash". wdbj7. Retrieved September 8, 2021.
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Todd Scully Olympic Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on April 17, 2020. Retrieved December 1, 2017.
  3. ^ a b University of Lynchburg alumni records
  4. ^ "Sports Hall of Fame Members". University of Lynchburg. Retrieved May 29, 2019.
  5. ^ "Firsts in Virginia Tech History | Virginia Tech Magazine | Virginia Tech". www.vtmag.vt.edu. Retrieved May 29, 2019.

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