Ray Norton Olympic athlete

Otis Ray Norton (born September 22, 1937 in Tulsa, Oklahoma) is a former American sprinter. In college he ran for San José State University, where he was coached by Lloyd (Bud) Winter. He later won two gold medals at the 1959 Pan American Games. In that same year he tied Leamon King's record at the 100 meters at 10.1 seconds. In 1960 he set or tied four world records. During the 1960 Olympics, after seemingly winning the 4 x 100 metres relay, his team was disqualified when he passed the baton outside the exchange zone. In addition, he was the favorite to win the 100/200 meter dash double, but finished last in both races. Ray also played halfback for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League during the 1960 and 1961 seasons. Ray currently resides in Reno, Nevada.

Personal details

Date of birth
September 22nd, 1937
United States of America


1. San Jose State University Colleges/University

San Jose State University (often abbreviated San Jose State or SJSU) is a public university located in San Jose, California, United States. It is the founding campus of the California State University (CSU) system, and holds the distinction of being the oldest public institution of higher education on the West Coast of the United States.

Institution info

Type Public university
2012. 74.8 mil. $
2010. 57.7 mil. $
Institution colors
One Washington Square, 95192 - San Jose, California
2013. 25,862
2010. 23,021
2009. 24,280
2013. 5,416
2010. 6,055
Acceptance rate
2013. 64.1 %
2012. 63.5 %
2010. 57.0 %
Local tuition
2012. 6.85 K $
2011. 6.83 K $
2010. 5.37 K $
2009. 5.05 K
2008. 3.99 K $
Official web page www.sjsu.edu
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