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UHS Athlete’s Respectful Rivalry with Olympic Champion and Vauxhall Historical Society Veterans' Exhibit

Eulace Peacock, UHS Class of 1933, member of the UHS Athletic Hall of Fame inaugural class Credits: UTHS archives

UNION, NJ - Come to an open house at the Caldwell Parsonage, 909 Caldwell Avenue, Union, on Sunday, February 12 or Sunday, February 26, from 2 to 5 pm and learn about Eulace Peacock, UHS Class of 1933, the U. S. track and field competitor dreaded by Jesse Owens.  In addition, view part of the Vauxhall Historical Society's exhibit of U. S. military veterans who served our country since World War I. 

Owens said of Peacock in 1935, “Eulace is a great runner, and a very good jumper.  [He] has been right behind me for quite a while. It looks as though he’s more than caught up now.... I don’t know whether I can defeat him again.”  He never did.

Peacock’s New York Times 1992 obituary reads that the senior track star set a state scholastic long jump record (24’ 4.25”) that remained unbroken for 44 years until Renaldo Nehemiah of Scotch Plains, jumped 24’ 11.”

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Refreshments will be served.  Admission is free. 

For more information, call 908-591-4377.

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