World-record setters to attend development clinic at Coppin


Several world-record holders will be on hand for the first Track and Field Development Clinic at the Coppin Center Saturday.

The list of speakers starts with Renaldo Nehemiah, the former Maryland star who is one week away from the 15th anniversary of his world record of 13.00 seconds in the 110-meter hurdles, but clinic director Don Webster is also bringing in an impressive group of quarter-milers.

Larry James and Ron Freeman, the director of Coppin State's Eagle Club, were one-half of the United States' 1,600 relay team in 1968. It set a world record of 2 minutes, 56.16 seconds that stood unmatched for 20 years. Fellow clinician Andrew Valmon ran in the same event for the United States in the 1988 Olympics, when they tied that record, and in 1992, when it was bettered.

Also on hand will be Harold Connolly, the Olympic champion in the hammer throw in 1956, and coaches Jim Santos and William Guy.

The cost is $35 for coaches and $25 for athletes. For information, call (410) 383-5695.

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