- Track and Field
- Bobby Morrow
Bobby Morrow of San Benito was one of the most celebrated sprinters in track and field history. As a freshman at Abilene Christian College, he ran a wind-aided 9.1 seconds in the NAIA 100-yard dash finals. During his collegiate career, he posted a record of 80 wins and only eight losses. He won the NAIA sprint titles three times and was named to the NCAA All-America team three times. Morrow ran the 100-yard dash in 9.3 seconds on at least seven occasions. It was during the 1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne that Morrow became recognized as a world-class athlete. He won three gold medals and earned the title of World's Fastest Human as a result of his victories in the 100 and 200 meter dashes and his record-setting victory in the 400 meter relay. Morrow was also awarded the 1956 Sullivan Award as the nation's premier amateur athlete. He was inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 1960.