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Frank Budd

Full name: Francis Joseph "Frank" Budd
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10 (178 cm)
Weight: 168 lbs (76 kg)
Born: July 20, 1939 in Long Branch, New Jersey, United States
Died: April 29, 2014 in Marlton, New Jersey, United States
Affiliations: Philadelphia Pioneer Club, Philadelphia (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

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Biography

In 1961-62, Frank Budd was considered the fastest sprinter in the world. He set world records in 1961 in the 100 yards, the 220 yard straight, and ran on a world-record setting 4×100 relay team (with [Hayes Jones], [Paul Drayton], and the non-Olympian Charles Frazier). His winning time of 9.2 at the 1962 AAU Meet was a world record for the 100 y and broke the record of 9.3 which had first been set in 1948. Earlier in the year he had run 20.0 on a straight (220 y) in the Villanova vs. Quantico Marines meet. Budd was NCAA Champion for Villanova in the 220 in 1961 and won the 100 in both 1961-62. He was AAU 100 yard champion in 1961 and won the AAU indoor 60 y in 1961-62. He was world ranked #1 in the 100 in 1961. His sprint dominance was surpassed when [Bob Hayes] came to prominence in 1962.

In 1962, Budd was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the seventh round of the NFL Draft. He played for the Eagles in 1962 as a wide receiver, and then was with the Washington Redskins in 1963 before moving to the Canadian Football League, where he played briefly for the Calgary Stampeders. He later worked for the New Jersey Department of Corrections before retiring in 2002.

Personal Bests: 100y – 9.2 (1961); 100 – 10.2 (1961); 220y – 20.0s (1962); 200 – 20.8 (1961).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Summer 21 Roma Athletics Men's 100 metres United States USA 5
1960 Summer 21 Roma Athletics Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay United States USA AC

Men's 100 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A) L
1960 Summer 21 Roma Athletics United States Final 5 10.3 10.46 2
1960 Summer 21 Roma Athletics United States Semi-Finals Heat One 3 QU 10.5 10.65
1960 Summer 21 Roma Athletics United States Quarter-Finals Heat Three 1 QU 10.4 10.52
1960 Summer 21 Roma Athletics United States Round One Heat Nine 2 QU 10.4 10.55

Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A) L
1960 Summer 21 Roma Athletics United States USA Final AC DQ [39.4] [39.60] 1
1960 Summer 21 Roma Athletics United States USA Semi-Finals Heat Two 1 QU 39.7 39.67
1960 Summer 21 Roma Athletics United States USA Round One Heat Four 1 QU 39.7 39.87
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