Judy Dyer

Judy Dyer 1966 – Though Judy was an excellent all-around athlete, her specialty was Track and Field. Judy competed in Track and Field before Topeka High School held a women’s program. She held AAU (Amateur Athletic Union) records in the 50 Yard Dash, 75 Yard Dash, and the Long Jump. Prior to college, she ranked 8th in the Nation in the Long Jump with a leap of 18’5”. She also became the NAIA 60 Yard Hurdle Champion. She went on to enroll and compete at Texas Southern University. There, she became one of the more decorated female athletes of her time. She was a member of the conference record setting 4×100 and Sprint Medley relay teams. Her highest accomplishments came while running the hurdle races where she placed 3rd in the 1968 Olympic Trials which led to her participation in the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City, Mexico. Judy is the first female athlete inducted into the Texas Southern University Sports Hall of Fame and the first Texas Southern University Female Athlete inducted into the Texas Black Sports Hall of Fame. In 2001, she was inducted into the Southwestern Athletic Conference Hall of Fame and in 2016, she was inducted into the Shawnee County Sports Hall of Fame. She is currently a Board Member of both the Texas Southern University Foundation and the TSU Relays.