Ann Arbor in Washtenaw County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Four World Records
Established on Ferry Field at the Big Ten track meet Ann Arbor May 25, 1935
Broad Jump 26 ft. 8-1/4 inches.
220 yds low hurdles 22.6 seconds.
220 yd sprint 20.3 seconds.
100 yd dash 9/4 seconds.
Jesse Owens 1913 – 1980
Design by Denis Lee
Location. 42° 16.114′ N, 83° 44.489′ W. Marker is in Ann Arbor, Michigan, in Washtenaw County. Marker can be reached from South State Street. Click for map. Marker in located the southeast corner of the Ferry Field track, north the Ray Fisher baseball complex and west of Yost Ice Arena on the athletic campus of the University of Michigan. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1112 South State Street, Ann Arbor MI 48104, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Martha Cook Building (approx. half a mile away); William L. Clements Library (approx. half a mile away); The Main Street Shopping Experience (approx. 0.8 miles away); Washtenaw County War Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); Rackham School of Graduate Studies (approx. 0.8 miles away); Allen Creek Valley Shapes the Town St. Thomas the Apostle Church (approx. 1.1 miles away); Michigan Central Railroad Depot (approx. 1.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Ann Arbor.
More about this marker. The brick structure where this marker is located also has three memorials to former University of Michigan athletes that gave their lives for their country in World War I, World War II and Vietnam.
Also see . . . Jesse Owens Biography. (Submitted on February 13, 2013, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Categories. • African Americans • Sports •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dave Wilcox of Grass Lake, Michigan. This page has been viewed 328 times since then and 81 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Dave Wilcox of Grass Lake, Michigan. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.