Track & Field

Born in Kodaikanal, India, Randall “Pat” Herman graduated from Oak Park High School just west of Chicago. While there he broke both the national and world schoolboy record for the 100-yard dash, with a 9.7 clocking. He led his high school team to three state championships, winning three individual titles in the 100 and 220-yard dashes and as a member of the 880-yard relay team.

A world class sprinter, Herman carried the Maize and Blue to numerous track victories. He captained the Carleton thinclads for two years and participated in major meets throughout the Midwest.

Herman set two Carleton track records: 9.6 in the 100, and 20.8 in the 220-yard dash. At the time of his induction, the 9.6 Herman posted at the Dakota Relays on May, 8 1935 stood as Carleton’s oldest track and field record.