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David Johnson ’73

box_johnson_david_1.jpgDavid Johnson ’73 has recently been inducted into the Delaware County Athletic Hall of Fame for his many contributions to the local sports community, which includes his long-established relationship with the media. In addition to serving as the Frank Dolson Director of the Penn Relays for 15 years, Johnson has been a journalist or public address production coordinator in most summer Olympic Games and all summer World Championship track meets since 1983. He has served in similar roles at all U.S. National Championships, Olympic Trials, and NCAA championships for more than 30 years. Johnson is chairman of the steering committee for the National Track & Field Hall of Fame, executive vice president of the U.S. Track Meet Directors Association, and chair of the men’s subcommittee for the Bowerman Award, which is comparable to the Heisman Trophy. Previously, he was the statistical editor of Track & Field News and a consulting statistician to the International Association of Athletics Federations. Johnson is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including membership in the Pennsylvania State High School Track and Field Hall of Fame and Strath Haven [Pa.] High School’s Wall of Honor.

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