All American Relay Team 1962- Midland High School

Lt to Rt John Braun, Star Man (John McElligott), James Dunn, Rocket Man (Gere Gaige) 
This is the relay team that won the 1962 Texas Relay event. We were in the 7th lane since we qualified last for the finals. Thanks to Rocket Man turning on his boosters and passing a little gas at the finish of his back stroke.  Never seen Gere go so fast.

Just a bit more information… none of us knew that we were All Americans until Harry Miller told us almost a decade later. WOW.

3 thoughts on “All American Relay Team 1962- Midland High School

  1. Admin April 24, 2020 / 9:43 pm

    John McElligott

    This is the relay team that won the 1962 Texas Relay event. We were in the 7th lane since we qualified last for the finals. Thanks to Rocket Man turning on his boosters and passing a little gas at the finish of his back stroke. I’ve never seen Gere go so fast. Also I can’t get over how muscular James Dunn looked back then.

    Just a bit more information is that none of us new that we were All Americans until Harry Miller told us almost a decade later. WOW.

  2. Admin April 24, 2020 / 9:45 pm

    Gere Gaige

    That relay starts with backstroke…. that’s ME. Why is the freestyle guy first in the picture?

  3. John McElligott May 10, 2020 / 8:03 am

    Not sure Gere but you will get over it. Just as James Dunn will gets over his new body!

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