Doyle Magee

Doyle Magee has been selected for induction into the Garland Sports Hall of Fame in recognition of his accomplishments as a track runner at Garland High School and North Texas State University, now the University of North Texas. As a junior at Garland High School, he ran the half-mile and qualified at the district meet to participate in the regional meet. As a senior he was not able to complete the season, during which he was competing as a quarter-miler. Following his graduation from Garland High School and after laying out for one year, Magee began his running career with the Eagle track team. Competing during 1964, a period when freshmen had separate competition from varsity athletes, he set three freshman records: 9.5 seconds in the 110-yard dash, 21.0 seconds in the 220-yard dash, and 48.4 seconds in the 440-yard dash. In the next year at the North Texas Relays, he eclipsed two Missouri Valley Conference records. In 1966, he ran the 220-yard dash in 21.1 seconds, which remained a school record for more than a decade. His time of 46.3 in the 440-yard dash still stands as an Eagle record. As a senior in 1967, after competing in the North Texas State Relays, McGee was voted the outstanding athlete of the meet after winning the 220, the 440, and anchoring the winning 440 and mile relay teams. During the meet he beat Southwest Conference champion Jim Bankhead of Southern Methodist University in both the 220 and the 440.He was captain of the Eagle track team as a senior and was named the outstanding athlete of the conference meet, as he led North Texas to the conference championship by winning the 220, the 440, and anchoring both the first place sprint relay team and the winning mile relay team. Magee and his wife, Doris, have two daughters, Dawn Elizabeth Green and Pamela Yvonne. H