Jerry Hutson

Jerry Hutson's athletic achievements at Garland High School and Texas Christian University are recognized by his selection for induction into the Garland Sports Hall of Fame. Hutson won the state mile championship as a junior in 1953 with a time of 4:35.1, and as a senior in 1954 was third behind a record-setting mile time of 4:28.8 in the Owls first year of competition in the highest track classification. He set new records in the mile at eight meets in 1954 and broke the oldest state record in the mile run at the Fort Worth Recreation Meet. In 1953 he was named the Class AAA Athlete of the Year by the Dallas sports writers. Having won the district mile run as a sophomore in 1952, he repeated his district winning feat as a junior and added the regional championship in 1953. Hutson also was a starting end on the Owl football team. Having earned a track scholarship to Texas Christian University, he became the leading distance runner for the Horned Frogs for the next four years. He finished fourth for TCU in the mile run at the Southwest Conference meet as a sophomore and as a junior and as a senior he was third behind Joe Villarreal of Texas and Earl Bond of Arkansas. Hutson was co-captain of the cross country and track teams at TCU for three years and was a member of two mile, four mile, and distance medley relay teams that won medals at the Texas and Drake Relays. He was president of the 1954 GHS graduating class. Hutson retired from the Kraft Foods, Inc., staff and now lives in Murphrys, California. He and wife Nancy are parents of three daughters, twins Adecia Hutson Spillman and Elaine Hutson Howard, and Alison Hutson May.