Eddie Southern was one of the few track stars in the world who excelled in many different racing events. At the University of Texas, Southern was a member of an 880-yard relay team that set a word record at the 1957 Texas Relays. As the anchor of the mile relay team at the Kansas relays in 1958, Southern became the first person to run the quarter mile in under 45 seconds. Southern also anchored the 440-yard relay team that set two world records in four years. Ironically, the race he prized the most, the Olympic 400-yard hurdles, was the only big race he lost.
Don January won golf championships in five decades. In the 1940s he won two Dallas City Junior Championships and led Sunset High School to a state title. In the 1950s, he helped North Texas State win three consecutive NCAA championships from 1950-1952. In the 1960s, he made a hole-in-one worth $50,000 and won six more tour events, including the 1967 PGA Championship. In the 1970s, he won three more tour championships and became the oldest player in history, at the age of 46, to win the Vardon Trophy for the tour's year low-stroke average.