|Percy Beard of Greensboro, captain of the 1929 Auburn track
team, later established world records in the 100-meter and 120-yard hurdles
six times and won three outdoor and four indoor National AAU hurdles championships.
He finished second in the 100-meter event at the 1932 Olympics in Los Angeles
and probably would have won but hit the sixth hurdle while in the lead.
Beard, coaches Wilbur Hutsell and Mel Rosen, and 1927 NCAA and AAU hurdles
champion Weems Baskin were members of the National Track and Field Hall
of Fame. Beard served as track coach at the University of Florida
for many years. His brother was Jeff Beard, Auburn athletic director
in 1951-72. -- Photo: AU Athletic Department