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    RIP: Calvin Cooley
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    <<Cooley was one of the top collegiate hurdlers in the nation during his four-
    year career for the Wildcats in 1958-61 and a member of a world record-setting
    relay team for legendary coach Oliver Jackson. He joined Jacksonís team after
    winning two Class B state titles in the hurdles as a schoolboy for the Bearcats of nearby Hawley High School.

    Cooley and Wildcat teammates Dennis Richardson, Bud Clanton and Olympian Earl Young set a world record of 1:22.6 in the 880-yard relay April 7, 1961, at the Texas Relays. That season Abilene Christian also won the 440, mile and distance medley relays in Austin, added baton titles at the Penn Relays and California Relays, and three times set the collegiate record in the mile relay to earn recognition as the best all-around relay team in the nation by Track and Field News.

    A senior, Cooley was captain of the 1961 team. He was a teammate of
    Olympian Bobby Morrow as a freshman at Abilene Christian in 1958. Cooley lost only one hurdles race as a freshman and two as a sophomore in 1959, and he set the national freshman record of 22.6 in the 220-yard low hurdles. He was the Texas Relays champion in the 120-yard high hurdles in 1959 at 14.3, and twice he was ranked No. 2 in the nation in the 220 hurdles by Track and Field News.>>
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    There was a lovely obit in today's newspaper. ACU's glory days.
    You there, on the motorbike! Sell me one of your melons!
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    got a link?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gh View Post
    got a link?
    https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/re...0151&fhid=5452
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    I'm looking for the "lovely obit in today's newspaper"
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    Quote Originally Posted by gh View Post
    I'm looking for the "lovely obit in today's newspaper"
    Huh. Bottom of it has this

    Published in Abilene Reporter-News on July 7, 2019
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    gh - that's the one - there is a "read more" tab that opens the whole thing up.
    You there, on the motorbike! Sell me one of your melons!
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    thanks
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