Bob Simpson
Bob Simpson

Event:
Track and Field

Hall of Fame Class:
1990



A hurdler from Bosworth, Mo., Simpson lettered at MU in 1915-16-17. As a Tiger sophomore, he set the world record in the 120 yard high hurdles (14.3 seconds). He also set the Missouri Valley Conference mark in the long jump at 23 feet, 6-3/4 inches. He later coached MU's track and field team from 1920-26, with the Tigers winning the conference championship in 1925. A member of the Drake Relays Hall of Fame, Simpson was inducted into the State of Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in 1974. (DECEASED).

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