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George Hails Sr.
The Centralia Sports Hall of Fame
1982 Individual Award Winner


George Hails, Sr. was the best trackman in the state at the turn of the century. He set 50 yard dash record at 5.0 seconds flat.  In District competition Hails won at least 5 events each year in 1900, 1901, and 1902.  

In the 1900 state competition he was third in the long jump, and in state champion in the 50-yard dash and second in the long jump.  In 1902 Hails won both the 50-yard dash (0:00.6) and the long jump (21'8") scoring enough points for Centralia to finish third as a team in the state meet.

His CTHS shot put record of over 51 feet stood for more than 60 years.  He won at least five events in District competition in each of the three years (1900, 1901, 1902).




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