Archive for 'George Baird'

Anthuan Maybank

(This is part of a special series on Hawkeye Olympic medalists.) Believe it or not, George Baird wasn’t the only Hawkeye to win a medal in the 4×400 meter relay.  68 years (and 17 Olympics) after Baird captured gold in the 4×400 meter relay, Anthuan Maybank lined up to run in that exact same event. Anthuan Maybank Anthuan Maybank attended Georgetown High School in Georgetown, South Carolina.  He didn’t even start running track until his sophomore year in high school, but by his junior season, he was one of the fastest high school runners in the country.  Maybank finished with the nation’s…

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George Baird

(This is part of a special series on Hawkeye Olympic medalists.) Next, we go from one of the last Hawkeye Olympic medalists to the one of the first.  George Baird secured a medal for the Hawkeyes way back in 1928. George Baird George Baird was born in Grand Island, Nebraska, on March 5, 1907.  His father was a chemist and superintendent of several Midwest sugar beet factories.  Baird relocated to Mason City as a youth and attended Mason City High School, where he became a rising track star.  At just 5’9″ and weighing 145 pounds, the slender George Baird enrolled…

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