Dave Sime

Track + Field
Inducted: 1967
  • Born in Fair Lawn, N.J.​, 1936
  • Track, football, and baseball star at Duke University; became top sprinter in the 1950s 
  • Won two indoor and six outdoor individual ACC sprint titles
  • Established or equaled six world records from 1956–1958
  • First person to run 220-yard dash in 20.0 seconds and four 100-yard dashes in 9.3 seconds
  • Finished second in 100-meter dash at 1960 Olympics, losing in photo finish
  • Lost apparent gold medal in 4×100-meter relay when U.S. team was disqualified for passing out of its lane
  • Wide receiver on 1957 Duke football team
  • Also led ACC in batting in 1957 at .376
  • Named All-ACC baseball and second-team All-American in 1957
  • Winner of 1956 McKelvin Award
  • Turned down the chance to play pro baseball for medical school; became eye surgeon
  • Member of National Track and Field Hall of Fame