Joel Shankle​

Track + Field
Inducted: 1993
  • Native of Level Cross, NC
  • College and international standout in the 1950s
  • Attended Duke University from 1952–1956
  • Extremely versatile athlete— hurdler, decathlete, long jumper
  • Winner of first McKelvin Award, presented to ACC’s top athlete in 1954
  • Won three individual events at the 1953 SC championships, four at the 1954 ACC championships, and three at the 1955 ACC championships
  • Won 1955 NCAA long jump title
  • Finished third in 110-meter high hurdles at 1956 Olympics