Inductees Probably the greatest track star in the history of Bradley University, Charles Lambert "Pat" Redd reached the pinnacle of his superb career with an outstanding performance in the 10th Olympiad.
Broad jumping 24 feet, 11 1/2 inches, he won a silver medal and could have placed higher if his leap of 26 feet, 3 1/2 inches was not disqualified because his toe touched the clay.
In 1932 he placed first in the college national meet in both the broad jump and the hop-step-jump (flow triple jump) and won the latter event in the Central AAU meet later that year. In that meet, he also placed second in the 100 yard dash which once again proved his versatility on the track.
This former All-American track star once held five Bradley track records simultaneously, including the 100 yard dash (9.9 seconds), the 120 yard high hurdles (15.3), the 220 low hurdles on a curve (25.0), the 220 low hurdles on a straightaway (23.9) and the broad jump. His 25 feet, 6 3/8 inch broad jump stands as the Bradley record today.
Probably the greatest track star in the history of Bradley University, Charles Lambert "Pat" Redd reached the pinnacle of his superb career with an outstanding performance in the 10th Olympiad.
|2005 Tri-County Female Athlete of the Year|
As a Pekin High School junior, Charlie was the 2005 Journal Star Girls Swimmer of the Year. She also earned that honor as a freshman. She topped the Journal Star's honor roll in all four freestyle distances and fell nine-hundredths of a second short of becoming a two-time all-American in the 200-yard freestyle. She finished 16th in the state meet in the 200 free and 24th in the 100 free.