WACO — There were humble moments, plenty of laughs, a few tears and several whoops as former Texas A&M two-sport All-American Dave Elmendorf and Aggie track coach Pat Henry were inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame on Tuesday night.
Men's Track Features
Gerald Phiri moved from Zambia to Great Britain at the age of 4. He began sprinting when he was 9. And by the time he was 17, he had won double UK Junior (under-17) titles, winning the 60 in 6.83 and the 200 in 21.57. He was also the British record holder in the 200 meters.
So he was fairly confident that he'd see some success at the collegiate level.
"I knew I had what it took to be one of the best in the world," he said. "I knew I'd be competitive. I just didn't know how competitive."
The number is so large that it almost doesn’t seem real — one man with 34 national championships.