Died: Longtime T&FN stalwart Jon Hendershott, 71; on April 9, in Salem, Oregon; of complications from a stroke (see more).
Died: James McAlister, 66; on March 31, in Corona, California; of cancer. UCLA’s NCAA long jump scorer ranked No. 5 in the world in ’73, the year he got his PR of 27-½ (8.24), which topped the world outdoor list.
Died: Mel Rosen, 90; on March 25, in Auburn, Alabama. The longtime Auburn coach mentored 143 All-Americas and was the ’92 men’s Olympic coach.
Died: Bruce Tulloh, 82; on April 28, in Marlborough, England; of cancer. Famous for competing barefoot, he was World Ranked 4 times in the 5000, topped by No. 3 in ’62. He also rated twice at 10,000, with a No. 4 in ’62.