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Nelson, Carl

Carl Nelson – Class of 1933

Induction Class of 2013 – Track & Field

Carl Nelson was a 1933 graduate of Clinton High School.  Nelson was a track athlete who still holds the school record in the 100 and 200-meter dash that were set in 1933.  Nelson’s time of 9.5 in the 100-meter yard dash in 1933 was second only to Jesse Owens time of 9.4.  Nelson’s time remained the second fastest time for a high school student until 1941.