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Look Back: Daryl Worley, Track Star

To again make the case that participation in multiple sports is quite the wise choice, we give you Daryl Worley OPC '13.

Worley, a cornerback out of West Virginia, has already played for two seasons in the NFL. Now, thanks to a trade with the Carolina Panthers, he'll be suiting up for our Philadelphia Eagles.

During his Quaker days, one could argue, and persuasively, that Worley was even better in track, as coached by Doc Stephen Bonnie, than he was in football.

Through his sophomore, junior and senior years, Worley went 12-for-12 in attempts to win gold medals in the Inter-Ac championships. Competitors are limited to four events, so we're talking perfection. He won the 100, 200 and 400 in all three years while also running a leg for the winning 4x400 relay.

He anchored the quartet in 2013 (following James Biggs-Frazier, Charlie Hoyt and Tre Williams) that set a record at 3:24.32. In that year he also posted his best times in the 100 (10.87), 200 (22.0) and 400 (49.37).

The meet records in those events go back to 1992, '92 again and '99, respectively. Since those marks were set, only one guy has performed better than Worley in the 400 and just eight have eclipsed his times in the other events (three 200, five 100).

Doc Bonnie feels Daryl Worley was one of—if not THE—greatest performers in the history of Inter-Ac track, which dates back to 1887.

Terrific legacy for a guy in his "other" sport.

Posted by S. Sexton in silary, spring sports on Thursday March, 15
Tags:  silary, track

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