November 4, 1914—January 31, 1961

Herschel Neil’s nod for his all-around exellence in an athlete came unfortunately 10 years after his death. The man from Grandview had done it all. In 1936, he earned All-America recognition when he set NCAA records in the triple jump. He also won the 100-yard dash in 1936 in both the Kansas and Drake Relays and later was a Drake Relays’ Hall of Fame selection.