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Eric Wilson (1921-23) -- competed in 400 meters at 1924 Olympic games in Paris? two-time NCAA Champion in 200 yards (1921, 1923)? three-time all-American in the 220 yards (1921-23)? four-time Big Ten Champion, winning 220 yards twice (1921, 1923), and running anchor legs on winning outdoor mile relay (1922) and indoor mile relay (1923)? first University of Iowa men's sports information director.

Charles Brookins (1922-24) -- competed in 400-meter hurdles at 1924 Olympic games in Paris? all-American in 220-yard hurdles (1921) and hurdles (1922)? five-time Big Ten Champion, winning 220-yard hurdles three times (1922-24) and 50 yards once (1922), and was a member of the winning mile relay in 1923.

Frank Cuhel (1926-28) -- Olympic silver medallist in 400-meter hurdles at 1928 games in Amsterdam? seven time Big Ten Champion, winning three times in outdoor 220-yard low hurdles (1926-28), once in indoor 70-yard high hurdles (1928) and running anchor legs on winning outdoor mile relay (1928) and indoor mile relay (1927-28).

George Baird (1927-29) -- Olympic gold medallist as member of 1,600-meter relay at 1928 games in Amsterdam? six-time Big Ten champion, winning 440 yards twice (1927-28) and running on winning mile relay four times (1927-29).

Ed Gordon (1929-31) -- Olympic gold medallist in broad jump at 1932 games in Los Angeles? also competed in broad jump in 1928 games in Amsterdam? three-time NCAA Champion and all-American in long jump (1929-31) ? four-time Big Ten Champion, winning three outdoor long jump titles (1929-31) and sharing an outdoor high jump title (1929).

George Saling (1929-30, 1932) -- Olympic gold medallist in 110-meter hurdles at 1932 games in Los Angeles? NCAA Champion and all-American in 120-yard hurdles (1932)? two-time Big Ten champion, winning indoor 70-yard high hurdles and outdoor 220-yard low hurdles in 1932.

Francis X. Cretzmeyer (1934-36) -- awarded Big Ten Medal of Honor in 1936? served as Iowa's head men's track coach from 1948-78 and Iowa's head men's cross country coach from 1949-78? member of Iowa Track Coaches Association Hall of Fame? Iowa's Cretzmeyer outdoor track named in his honor? coached Hawkeyes to Big Ten Indoor and Outdoor track team titles in 1963? team also won Big Ten outdoor track meet in 1967? coached Hawkeyes to two Big Ten Cross Country team titles in 1961 and 1966? coached seven NCAA Champions (six track, one cross country), 22 all-Americans (18 track, four cross country) and 146 Big Ten Champions (140 track, six cross country).

Ira Murchison (1952) -- competed in 100 meters at 1956 Olympic games in Melbourne

Rich Ferguson (1952-55) -- NCAA Champion and all-American in two miles (1953)? two-time Big Ten Champion in outdoor two-mile run (1952-53).

Ted Wheeler (1952-53, 1956) -- competed in 1,500 meters at 1956 Olympic games in Melbourne? all-American in 800 meters (1952) and 1,500 meters (1956)? four-time Big Ten champion, winning both the 880 yards and mile at the 1956 Big Ten indoor and outdoor meets? coached the Iowa men's track team from 1978-97 and Hawkeye men's cross country team from 1979-87.

Deacon Jones (1957-58) -- competed in 3,000-meter steeplechase at 1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne and 1960 games in Rome? NCAA Champion and all-American in two miles (1957)? first African-American to win NCAA cross country title (1957)? eight-time Big Ten Champion, winning indoor mile and two-mile runs twice (1957-58), outdoor mile twice (1957-58), outdoor two-mile run once (1957) and cross country (1958)? still holds school record in 3,000-meter steeplechase.

Deacon Jones (1957-58) -- competed in 3,000-meter steeplechase at 1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne and 1960 games in Rome? NCAA Champion and all-American in two miles (1957)? first African-American to win NCAA cross country title (1957)? eight-time Big Ten Champion, winning indoor mile and two-mile runs twice (1957-58), outdoor mile twice (1957-58), outdoor two-mile run once (1957) and cross country (1958)? still holds school record in 3,000-meter steeplechase.

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