LANDMARKS — September

Cameron Burrell had a sterling sprint career at Houston. (ERROL ANDERSON/THE SPORTING IMAGE)

Died: Angela Bailey, 59
On July 31, in Mississauga, Ontario; of lung cancer. The Canadian 100 recordholder with her 10.98 from ’87, she earned Olympic 4×1 silver in ’84. A 2-time World Ranker, she was No. 7 in ’83.

Died: Bob Bowman, 80
On January 19; following complications from Parkinson’s and a broken hip. An engineer in real life, Bob became T&FN’s Walking Editor in ’70 and served faithfully in that role for a half-century, during that time shepherding our annual World Rankings in the walks. As an athlete he won the AAU national 35K title in ’63. Very active on the federation front, he was a member of the IAAF Walk Committee from 1980 to 2008 and served as its Chair 1992–’00. He also served as Chief Judge of the 50K walks at the ’87 WC and ’92 OG and was the CEO/Director of the ’19 IAAF Walk Cup in San José.

Died: Cameron Burrell, 26
On August 09, in Houston, Texas; by suicide. The ’18 NCAA 100 champ for Houston, he also ran on winning 4×1 squads for the Cougars in ’17 & ’18. Twice a U.S. ranker in the 100, he was No. 7 in ’18. In’15 he was No. 8 in the long jump. He had dash PRs of 9.93 and 20.75.

Died: Phil Coleman, 90
On July 25, in St. Petersburg, Florida. The winner of the OT steeplechase in ’56, he was twice the AAU champion and ran on the ’56 & ’60 Olympic teams. He was also won the AAU Indoor mile in ’60. In ’57 he broke the American Record in the steeple with his 8:40.8. The next year he earned his only World Ranking, No. 6.

Died: Ed Grant, 94
On May 04, in Scotch Plains, New Jersey. A longtime contributor to T&FN, he was for decades the go-to guy for New Jersey high school track. During his sportswriting career he attended 74 consecutive Penn Relays and more than 70 Millrose Games.

Died: Ann Marie Flynn, 82
On July 22. A ’56 U.S. Olympian in the high jump, she went on to win ’59 Pan-Am gold. She was the AAU Indoor champion in ’58 & ’59.

Died: Vladimir Golubnichiy, 85
On August 16. One of the all-time walk greats won 4 Olympic medals for the Soviet Union: 20K golds in ’60 & ’68, silver in ’72 and bronze in ’64. A native of Ukraine (where he’s known as Volodymyr Holubnychyy), he finished his Games career with a 7th in ’76. He twice set WRs, in ’55 and ’59.

Died: Stacy Hudson, 50
On July 25, after an extended illness. The 58.57 performer finished 6th in the ’94 NCAA 400H for Mississippi, becoming the school’s first women’s outdoor All-America.

Died: Nenad Stekić, 70
On July 18, in Belgrade, Serbia. Long jumped for Yugoslavia in the games of ’76, ’80 & ’84, taking 6th in the first. He World Ranked 8 times, with 3 No. 2s.

Died: Curt Stone, 98
On July 30, in Kent, Ohio. The 3-time Olympian, ran the 5000 in ’48 (6th), ’52 & ’56. He was also 20th in the Helsinki 10K in ’52. Overall, he won 13 AAU national titles and twice broke the American 10,000 Record for 10,000. While at Penn State he was runner-up in both the ’46 NCAA XC and the ’47 steeple. His Nittany Lion harrier squads were national champs in ’45 and ’47. ◻︎

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