Hall of Fame

David Denman, Class of 1961

Induction Class of 2003

David Denman is one of the fastest track stars to come out of Mississippi Delta Junior College. Denman ran track for the Trojans during the 1960 and 1961 seasons and notched the second and third consecutive Mississippi State Junior College Championships those two years. Denman ran the 100 and 200 yard dashes for the Trojans and was a member of the 440 yard relay and the 880 yard relay teams. In 1961 he received an individual trophy as the High Point Winner in the state meet.

Denman continued his track career at Arkansas A&M and helped what is now the University of Arkansas at Monticello win the State Championships in relays both years. During his senior year he set the state record in the 440 yard dash. And both years, he qualified for a competed in the 440 yard dash at NAIA Championships in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, finishing 6th in 1963.

David stayed active in sports by playing fast pitch softball from 1971-1986, helping to win the State Championship twice and being named MVP twice. In 1992 he started running again and is still active today competing in state and national events. In 1994 he won the National Indoor U.S. Masters 60 meter dash and as of 2003 was undefeated in the 100 and 200 meter dashes with records in Tennessee and several other states.

Denman retired after a lifetime career with State Farm Insurance.

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