Randy Matson became one of the greatest and most consistent shot-putters the world has known. In his junior year at Pampa High School, Matson proved his talent when he set records in 19 consecutive meets, including a record 64 feet 7 inches. His outstanding feats continued at Texas A&M. On April 22, 1967 at a College Station track meet he became the first man in history to hurl a 16-pound shot 71 feet 5 inches. In seven years, his record was 70 victories, nine seconds, and two thirds. Matson won the silver medal at the 1964 Olympics in Tokyo and the gold medal in the 1968 Olympics at Mexico City. He was inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 1974.