Full name: Donnell Brooks Young
Height: 6-0 (183 cm)
Weight: 157 lbs (71 kg)
Born: April 25, 1888 in North Hanover, Massachusetts, United States
Died: July 28, 1989 in Hingham, New Hampshire, United States
Affiliations: Boston Athletic Association, Boston (USA)
Country: United States
Donnell Young won the 1911 IC4A 440y after placing fourth in 1910. He won the 1912 Eastern Olympic Trials to make the team. He competed for Amherst College and the Boston AA. After graduating from Amherst in 1911, Young taught at the school from 1912-16 and then taught at the American Institute in Springfield, and then the College of William and Mary.
After serving in the US Army in World War I, Young obtained a PhD in zoology from Columbia University. He then taught itinerantly as a college professor, at Dalhousie College in Halifax, Nova Scotia; Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota; the University of Arizona; the University of Maine; and George Washington University. In 1953 he returned to Hanover, Massachusetts where in retirement he still taught as a substitute teacher. Young was a President of the Alden Kindred Society and established a scholarship for the descendants of John and Priscilla Alden.
Personal Bests: 100y â 10.0 (1912); 200 â 21.9 (1912); 440y â 48.8 (1911).
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