Honoring Mizzou's Harry Ray



Aug. 29, 2011

COLUMBIA, Mo. - Former Mizzou track and field standout Harry Ray, an avid Mizzou track and field supporter, passed away on April 18, 2011. Ray was 67 years old. A standout middle-distance runner for the Tigers, Ray was one of the Mizzou track and field program's biggest supporters and held the school's record in the mile run back in the 1960s. Today would have been his 68th birthday, so the Mizzou track and field program decided to pay homage to one of its all-time greats and biggest supporters.

Ray was born on Aug. 29, 1943, in Troy, Ala., and was the Alabama State Mile Champion in 1961. He later attended Mizzou on a track scholarship and had a storied career as one of the program's top milers. He graduated from Mizzou in 1966 with a degree in physical education and remained one of the program's biggest supporters as a member of the University of Missouri Alumni Association. In lieu of flowers, Ray and his family asked friends and family to consider donations to the Memorial Fund/Tiger Scholarship Fund in support of Mizzou track and field.

For all the latest on Mizzou track and field, stay tuned to MUTigers.com and follow the team on twitter @MIZ_TrackField.



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