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James Dillion

2017 WSHF inductee

 

 

            Dillion was a 1946 grad of Harpster High School who became a state, national and international track and field star as a shot and discus thrower. He won the OHSAA shot put championship once for Harpster, and while at Auburn University, he won two NCAA and one AAU discus championship along with winning several Southeastern Conference throwing events. In 1952 at the Helsinki Olympics, he won the bronze medal in the discus to become Wyandot County’s only Olympic medalist. He also made and played on the Auburn football team without ever playing high school football.