Brad Rendell

Brad Rendell
Brad Rendell
1918–2002

Category
Track & Field
Year Inducted
1982

Brad Rendell was a graduate of Falconer High School and Alfred State and his daughter, Kay Gould, is another inductee. He was co-owner of B&B Fur and Fox Ranch in Ashville. He was also vice-president of the Western New York Fur Harvesters.

He was a track standout at Falconer where his time in the mile (4:28.1) was a Chautauqua County record for 37 years. His sectional record in the mile stood for 30 years.

In 1936 he was awarded the Governor Roy Smith trophy for the world high school record in the Schoolboy Olympics in Albany. His time was 4:22.4. He also held the unofficial world's record for five-mile cross country at Cato with a time of 23.35.

In 1939 he was the fourth fastest two-miler in the United States which qualified for the Princeton Invitational Track & Field Meet. Rendell broke the cross country record at West Point when Alfred beat Army in 1939. As co-captain at Alfred he was fourth and fifth in the collegiate cross country championships.

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